Evacuation of theoldboathouse at The Cottage Garden Nursery East Brisbane
Firstly thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my last post. Knowing that people from all over the world are thinking of us and have our State of Queensland in their thoughts is so appreciated. Well we have not long finished clearing out most of The Cottage Garden Nursery in East Brisbane in preparation for the rising waters. We didn't fuss, it all got loaded onto the back of the ute and is now under our house. With each return home trip we watched as water slowly crept further across the roads and on our last trip the police were out in one spot as the roads were cut in part of Norman Park.
The boys worked really hard helping us. Note the sun in the sky that has finally started to shine almost taunting us and making us feel perhaps the rising waters will be all a bad dream.
John continued making coffees for everyone and for East Brisbane regulars that came into the Garden Centre. I said to him he reminded me of the musicians on the Titanic who continued to play as the ship was sinking.
Emptying out the Antiques room. People walking past on the footpath kept asking if they could help and it was surprising how such a simple gesture can lift your spirits and spur you on.
We have had to leave some shelving behind but my space looks so sad all empty.
John, the other half of the lovely Bev in his nearly empty space at the centre.
More empty shelves.
I left my life ring as it is up high and it is my lucky charm to watch over the Garden Centre. Hopefully The Woolloongabba Antique Centre will hold too. Good luck Brisbane our thoughts are with all those in the flood path....see you on the otherside of all this...xxxx Katherine and Kristen theoldboathouse.
Hello and welcome to the old boathouse. We are Katherine and Kristen, the couple behind the wheel of the old boathouse. We have been buying and selling Antiques and great vintage items for over 18 years. We love anything old and interesting. Here you can get a peek at some of our finds aswell as a little of what is on offer at our shops in Brisbane, Queensland.