Saturday, January 29, 2011

Im stealing it back!

Now that the website is totally up and running, I am stealing my blog back!

This will be the more personal journey of my Baked Relief travels, saving the website for the strategy and planning and direction.

I need somewhere to document my feelings and the other things which are happening in my life, as my blog did previously.

So there you go! What a ride it has been and its great to have so many people supporting my cause.

Now, so much of the things just 'happen' because of a wonderful team of volunteers which work together to achieve much more than I could have as one person.

I have met so many people during this time, and the hearing the stories of survival in Grantham will stay with me forever. These people could have easily died. I didn't understand until I got there and saw the destruction. And the comment from one survivor "If the water came while we were sleeping, we would have all died" and the little boy who said to stop from downing, "I just held onto the thing in the shower where the water comes out" (he meant the shower rose)  That really shook me up.

These people are the inspirations in this story. They are the heros. It is my job to make them feel that.

So see the blog if you would like to know more about the ins and outs of Baked Relief, which I am continuing to work on full time (leave from work) for another month. I am so pleased about that, so much to be done, but a good chunck of time to do it.

On Australia Day at Suncorp Stadum. We had such a great morning together!

At this very moment I remember feeling this HUGE burst of pride to be Australian.
To be able to spread my message on the Today Show as part of the Australia Day celebrations is a huge highlight for me.
From that interview Baked Relief received enough money to provide another 25 Essentials Boxes to families!


  1. Congrats Digella! You're proof that great things happen when you're passionate about something & love your work. Fantastic that your work is giving you time off to continue Baked Relief. Imagine if they didn't? You'd have to trot out Bob Hawke's famous quote on the America's Cup win ‘Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today (this month in your case Digella) is a bum.’ Here here, Bob!

  2. I saw you on the today show. Just delightful. I am often angered by sporting people called 'heroes' - why? they kick a ball or swing a raquet and they are labelled as heroes? well absolutely not - you are a true Australian hero and should be unashamedly proud! three cheers!
    Trish xx

  3. You should be proud. Well done, and good luck for all the work that's still ahead.

  4. Well done Digella. You have done a very amazing and wonderful thing. You should be so proud of yourself. Go Girl!

  5. Digella , so proud of you , so proud !

  6. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.


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