Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Weather kills

An hour away from here!

Beware!  

keep an eye on flood warnings for MURCIA and Torrevieja if you are travelling in this area.
We are lucky here in Alicante City  no problems as yet just torrential rains but it has been a nice morning today.
In Lorca MURCIA thats an hour's drive away from us its been very bad as you can see in this photo. There have been five deaths to date ....... my heart goes out to the family in Lorca who lost the grandfather who was out with his nine year old grandson and both were washed away in the flood. So sad!
Be sensible stay in the tourist areas until this passes.
If you have family or friends on holiday in this area tell them to keep their eye on the flood warnings. Coastal areas seem ok though.
http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Alicante+Spain+SPXX0008


Storm turning its way back in over the city and the birds are getting the hell out of it!


Amanda

32 comments:

  1. impressive! and yes, sad too.
    hugs, Ale

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  2. There has been some awful floods, keep safe! Hope you are feeling more like your old self Amanda. Ada :) x

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    1. Thank you yes I feel I am able to socialize more now and not bite anyone's head off. Emotions hit you in a most particular way!

      A xx

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  3. Very sad, it makes you realise how insignificant we all are when compared to the power of nature.

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    1. It is sad....makes me feel so small! xx A

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  4. Sigh of relief that you're safe. I've seen areas here in the US where floods have done such horrible damage. My heart goes out to everyone affected. It does remind us that Mother Nature, although is beautiful, has a wicked side too:-(

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    1. No problems here where we are but I have seen and been in some very frightening floods here in Alicante. One year on my way to work I was lucky to turn my car around just at the right moment before a high surge of water hit the centre of the city which I was driving through. people died that day. They have taken measures though since then.
      Many thanks for your thoughts Susan :-)

      A x

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  5. Its very scary isnt it Amanda? One minute you are here....the next by a freak accident of nature you're not. Very sad for all those who lost their lives.Lets hope people are as sensible as they can be.

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    1. It is that Anne! People are just not sensible though and they get plenty of warning and advice from the authorities. Some people think they can beat the elements and they can't they should respect mother nature!

      I'm ok snug at home though!

      A xx

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  6. Oh my goodness that's terrible! So glad to know you are safe. Stay home as much as possible until it passes! I also agree with what Susan said about Mother Nature, Lord knows I have seen first hand here in Louisiana on what she can do with all the hurricanes.
    Take care my friend!
    Hugs,
    Shari

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    1. Thanks Shari.......I had that scare and never forgotten it so I have my head screwed on, if the authorities say to be careful I'm careful! I respect Mother nature, I can well imagine you have seen some terrible weather conditions over there. USA is famous for its hurricanes and tornados I believe.

      A xx

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  7. Very thoughtful of you Amanda, to warn people ... Thank you. Stay safe!

    Love Claire xxx

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    1. well just in case and this area is still getting a lot of tourists from the Uk

      A xx

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  8. How terrible. Looks as though that white van driver had a lucky escape! Mother Nature can be so cruel. Stay safe and take care,
    June

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    1. He did that June...he must have been scared stiff I imagine!

      A xx

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  9. I hope you stay safe lovely x my heart goes out to family n friends of people killed in these awful weather conditions :-(

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  10. It's heart breaking to see what those poor people are going through, I'm so glad you are safe and out of it Amanda, we have had a lot of floods near us too but luckily we escaped the worst. I think nature is going mad it's so unpredictable, keep safe xx

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  11. Oh my goodness!!!! What a mess, and so tragic. Are you completely safe? Don't venture out, stay safe.
    hugs,
    MEredith

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    1. Fine thanks Mere. No danger here in this part of the province now....iTs on orange alert at present.

      A xx

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  12. Hi Linda
    Hows your hands?
    THEY are mucking it up for us Linda....THEY just do not appreciate what we have got! It seems to be a question of I'm alright Jack I don't care what the children of our children will have to put up with. THEY need to coddle Mother Nature a bit more and respect her!

    A xx

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  13. My in laws have just headed off to Almeria so we are all keeping an eye on the weather. Keep safe.
    Victoria xx

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    1. Its raining all over Spain so the weather man says but the problem area is in this region at present so they'll be fine .

      A xx

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  14. Wow! That's scary! Glad you are not affected.
    Take care
    Lynne

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  15. Stay safe and don't take any risks yourself. Jx

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  16. Scary stuff indeed! Have seen some of the devastation on the news here - glad you are ok. Stay safe,
    xx

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  17. I came over to see if you were OK - not really having much grasp of Spanish geography. It truly is a terrible thing how our weather patterns are becoming so much more "extreme" Take care xx

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  18. That's sad to hear :( You must take precautions while going out!

    I am your new follower from today:) do visit me sometime!

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    1. Hi there Preeti

      Thanks for calling in and I certainly will be visiting you :-)

      Amanda

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  19. Mother Nature can be so fearsome and so very unpredictable at times, can't she Amanda?...These terrible tragedies are very sad to hear. Keep yourself safe at home until it's all over!
    Susan x

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  20. Oh Amanda, take care, I haven't heard of any of this!!!! It seems that Mother Nature is lashing out all over the world.......I think we need to really listen to her.
    xoxo Sandi

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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