Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Did the earth move for you too?

Is anyone in Victoria reading this post?  If so, did you feel the earthquake around 9 pm tonight (Friday)?  Ken and I were sitting on the couch in our lounge room watching t.v. when I felt as if something pushed against the couch suddenly.  I turned around, thinking it was one of the cats jumping up onto it from behind me, but then remembered that Tiger was asleep on our bed and Topsy was still outside.  I said to Ken "Did you feel that?" and he said "What?"  I said "I felt the couch shake" and he looked at me as if I was losing my marbles.   Then we both heard the front door rattle, and when I opened it, Topsy shot in like a rocket, looking wild-eyed!   Ken said "That must have been what you thought you felt" but I said no, it was definitely the couch.
I was pleased when I started finding all these reports on the Internet later on, about our earthquake - "See, I'm not going mad after all" I said to Ken.


Blogger Sharon said...

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Wednesday, 20 June, 2012  
Blogger Sharon said...

Yep, certainly did... I wondered if it was because we live in a weatherboard house that we felt it more... Matilda was on full alert... Erin shot out of her side with Louis in her arms... P and I were sitting on the couch and I idly thought it was our washing machine working up to a spin - then I realised the washing machine wasn't on!!! A bit scary...It seems that the epicentre was down Moe way... Hope all is well with you all...

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012  
Blogger Linens and Royals said...

Must have been a bit frightening, it's all over the news here. Topsy and Tiger should have given you a bit more warning. Cats are usually so sensitive to changes in the atmosphere. Not sure if my elderly 2 cats would notice anything happening. Sylvia

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012  

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