31 January, 2013
30 January, 2013
Because Sunday morning we lost power. And as they live on a property, they run on water tanks. Which pump the water for use into the house. A pump which runs on electricity. As did their over, cooktop etc. So we survived with a gas, two burner camp stove. And buckets of water harvested from the water tanks. While the rain was still pouring down it was easy to catch the water coming out of the overflow valve but after the rain died down, the men cobbled together a rather interesting but ingenious plumbing system that made it easier to syphon water from the tanks while staying under the protection of the back awning.
Sunday wasn’t so bad. The boys were in the shed working on a hot rod. Us girls stayed inside and read our books for a bit. We’d also planned on having a cocktail night that night so we were well stocked with alcohol and nibblies. TOO well stocked some might say. I was certainly saying so on Monday morning with a raging hangover. The storm raged on outside and we had a great time inside, mixing up concoctions by candle light. It was a very fun night and we had almost completely forgotten about the storm and the fact that we had no power.
However come Monday we were running low on supplies and our phones were dying one by one. No internet. No TV. No phones. No way of knowing what was going on in the outside world. It certainly was interesting. By about midday Monday we attempted to leave but we couldn’t find a way out that wasn’t closed or flooded. So back to the house we went for another night of candle light and bucket water. We had a pretty early night that night, with not much left to entertain ourselves with. I was certainly craving a proper shower and was missing not having contact with anyone. Particularly as I knew there were a few friends and family that were worried and trying to get in contact with me.
It wasn’t until mid-morning on Tuesday that we managed to make our way out of Jimboomba and not a moment too soon as the latest reports are that it is now completely cut off. We had to drive through a bit of water to get out and I was a bit scared, as I’ve never done anything like that before and was worried about my poor little Suzuki. But we made it! And I got home and had the best shower I’ve had in a loooong time. I turned on the news to find out what was happening with the rest of the state, charged my phone and returned all the worried messages and missed calls to let everyone know I was home safe and sound.
And today, I’m back at work. Getting on with life as normal. It’s a bit strange though. Watching the news and seeing so much of the state declared as a disaster zone. Especially when the weather is now so hot and sunny. It’s very surreal. But thankfully, as far as I know all my friends and loved ones have been lucky enough to be spared.
But my heart goes out to all those so severely affected by this natural disaster. Those who’ve lost everything. Especially those who’ve lost everything, AGAIN for the second time in as many years. Your strength to soldier on in the face of such adversity is inspirational. The death toll stands at 4 currently, including a little 3 year old boy. It’s so sad. My thoughts are with everyone dealing with this tragedy.
Are you safe and sound? Have you lived through a natural disaster before?
25 January, 2013
So what do you think? Have you picked up anything exciting lately?
22 January, 2013
What do you think? Should I write to this guy or not?
21 January, 2013
|I'm the one with the spotty bag - oh so young, oh so long ago!|
But not me. Not on your life. $50 just for the chance to be involved? Nuh uh.
Would you pay the fee? Do you think this practice is fair?
18 January, 2013
|Graphic by Suger Coat It|
|Sophie from Melbourne|
So to Sophie, Suger and Bernie I say thank you. For being an inspiration. For sending the right message and for helping me see the signs I needed to love myself again.
Please, look for the signs and love yourself. It's ok. No matter what, you are worth it. Always.
17 January, 2013
I'm looking after a friend's place at the moment and where they live is a bit out in the bush. It's only about 30 minutes from main suburban areas, but it's far enough that when you're out there you feel like you're way out in the country. So far out in fact that I can't get mobile or internet reception.
15 January, 2013
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen your feed flooded by my shameless selfies on Sunday. Now I can't say too much just yet, but it was a photoshoot for an exciting new project Stars & Swallows have coming up.
Alls I can say for now is that it was a very fun and enjoyable day despite the heat and that I got to play dress ups with lots of lovely clothes surrounded by the gorgeous Mimsy, Hayley and Tracey. Can't wait to see the results! Hair and make up was by the amazing Misha (she's worked on Megan Gale you know!) and photography was by the ever-patient Matt Black (who you might remember from TCB Magazine fame).
But enough of the rambling...onto the sneak peeks!
|Mine was pretty amazing too|
|Check out these cuties|
|Hard to go wrong with some voluptuous leopard fur|
|Mimsy workin it|
|Just chillin at the bar|
I won't be able to reveal all for a little while yet but I'll be sure to let you know as soon as I can! I can't wait to see the final results! We had such great hair and make up, clothes, sets, direction and photographer to work with I just know the finished product will rock!
14 January, 2013
All in all, a good watch without having to think too hard but still feel something.
11 January, 2013
|Nude v Swipe|
|Day v Night Application (red lip added)|
10 January, 2013
And for some reason they really spoke to me. On a deep level. And I thought yes. That is exactly what I’m going to do. Break my rusty cage and run. Get past all those same old things that hold me back, keep me captive in the deepest corners of my mind, and just go for it. Full steam ahead. Just like that big ole train Johnny sings about.
The words, the thoughts, wouldn’t let me rest. They just kept swirling around in my mind. At work, when I was trying to write about Tasmanian wildlife. I just couldn’t stop thinking about it, hearing the sound of those words in my head. So I went on YouTube and listened to the song. Not enough. I realised I didn’t even know all the words. Mainly just the chorus. Those words. So I started Googling.
The rest of the words are actually pretty dark. Literally tortured. I wondered what they meant. Kept Googling. Couldn’t find one. But then I realised, songs don’t really have a meaning. They mean nothing and everything. Everyone always finds their own meaning hidden between the lyrics and the melody, the rhythm and the arrangement. The big surprise was finding out it was actually a Soundgarden song.
I like Soundgarden and have always been a big fan of Johnny Cash but I had never realised the song was originally written by Chris Cornell for Soundgarden. It just sounded so much like a Johnny song. I guess I’d never really thought about it. Isn’t it funny. You think you know something. For years. You never even think to question it. But an instant of bothering to look at it differently, really think about it and suddenly you have discovered something new. Suddenly you are wrong.
Nothing wrong with being wrong. It means you can now be right.
Break your rusty cage.
08 January, 2013
New Year's Eve
So there you have it, that's what I was doing while this place was so quiet. Totally refreshed and re-inspired now and SO ready to write!
Did you get up to much on your holidays or were they pretty low key like mine?
07 January, 2013
|This pretty much sums up my holidays...anyone else think those legs look awfully bare and in need of tattoos?|
I am so excited about this year! There is so much great stuff happening and I have a feeling that there’s even more awesomeness awaiting me that I don’t even know about yet. I feel completely re-energised about life. Yay! New years are good for that kind of thing, don’t you think? Everything feels fresh, it’s like a new chance to create the life you want to be living.
I’ve steered away from resolutions this year. Well, sort of. I rarely make ‘New Years Resolutions’ but I am always thinking about what I can do change and improve my life. I don’t think you need to wait for a new year to roll around to do it either. Whenever you feel ready, just make a change! Whether you want to be healthier, save more, be more patient, stand up for yourself, try something new, do something crazy, be spontaneous – whatever it is, just do it. Life’s too short to wait!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday period no matter how short. Heck, you might even still be on holidays and good for you! I hope you all had a great time relaxing, doing things you’ve been wanting to do and re-connecting with friends and family. I know I did! I didn’t get up to anything too exciting, I just enjoyed having some time to rest and relax. I was really needing it at the end of last year. So I spent time catching up on reading, movies and lazy lunch dates with friends. Pretty much holiday perfection in my opinion.
And speaking of holidays…have you seen the latest addition to the side bar over there?? Yep, now I’m REALLY counting down to the USA! I have to be honest and say I was tempted to do this as soon as I had bought my flights! But as excited as I was, it really would have been too soon. BUT now it’s THIS YEAR!!! 73 days away to be exact. Excuse me while I say ERMAHGERD!! I am SO excited. Every time I drive past the airport exit on the freeway, my heart beats a little faster. It will be here before I know it. In 73 days, I will enjoy the best 4 weeks of my entire life and I will never be the same again. Literally a dream come true. I absolutely cannot wait to share it all with you!!
Anyway, enough of that for now. No doubt you’ll be hearing much more about it in the coming months and I don’t want to bore you to death with it before I even get there. So there you have it, my little holiday wrap up. I’m feeling good and looking forward to sharing lots with you this year. Starting tomorrow with some of the highlights of my break including Christmas, gigs, an adult jumping castle, water fights and a kick ass tiki shack complete with sand floor.
So until tomorrow, tell me what did you get up to over the holidays? Are you ready for 2013?
Having been involved in many of Queensland’s biggest car shows, music events and Rockabilly festivals, Sheri Bomb chronicles my love of Kustom Kulture, Rockabilly, Western, Vintage, Retro, Atomica and 1950s era. I blog about pin up, fashion, music, style, lifestyle, décor, cars and much more.
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