Thank you to all my blogging friends for your concern for us as cyclone Marcia works its way down the Queensland coast tonight, I really appreciate the emails. I live a little south of Brisbane (at the bottom of the map) and so we're not really in any danger from the cyclone itself. Our only concern will be flooding, and although our town will probably be cut off, our house is in no danger at all from the rising water.
I do want to let you know that I may be offline for a day or two if our power goes out. The flood waters make it virtually impossible for any line work to be carried out until it recedes. In the meantime, please rest assured knowing we'll be nestled safely in our house with good books and plenty of canned beans and bottled water!
To my friends in the north of the state, please stay safe and follow all the warnings being given out by emergency services. We're thinking of you all and hoping the night passes swiftly and safely.