lismore flood

A lot ahead of us

“You can have my thongs if you like”, I said to my nephew Sam when he mentioned he had no shoes to wear. We were on our way to Ballina Airport so I could return home to Sydney.… Read the rest

Union Street, Lismore 2022

The cleanup continues in Lismore

“A lot of people in the homes we’ve visited just stand and stare into space”, one of the volunteers working on the flood recovery in Lismore told me today.

I had just apologised to her for finding it difficult to respond to a very simple request.… Read the rest

Childhood toy covered in mud

Cleaning up home after the Lismore Flood

I didn’t expect to see half a dozen people arriving at the door of our house in South Lismore today. I’m home helping clean up our family home which has been devastated by the record-breaking flood which saw water reach up to two metres inside the two-story house.… Read the rest

Flying Home

“You say you’re going tomorrow, but your ticket says Sunday”, was the overnight message from my friend Sue. We share each other’s flight details on Tripit, in the event one of us comes to an untimely end.… Read the rest