The Cool House: natural disaster
Showing posts with label natural disaster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label natural disaster. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I can't blog about home/decor/design while so many are lives have been lost and many more are injured or without shelter. Please consider donating to Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders or another charity working to provide disaster relief. Donate online via this link.
If you want to take part in a blog auction to raise funds go to Shorehouse Chic where Laura is doing her bit to help Haiti.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Earthquake, what earthquake?

This is one way to make sure you wake right up. I opened my email this morning at 7 AM and received this from Steven who's in London, England on business:
"I suspect by the time you read this that the earthquake I felt last night will be old news".
Good thing I had a cup of coffee in my hand.
A quick surf to good old BBC news got me the information because I hadn't heard a thing. I'd been up at 4 with the cats and put on the BBC world service to send me back to sleep and they didn't mention it, (although I do know the value of the dollar against the euro and pound, so don't spend anything over there, darling) and I woke up to NPR and there was nothing other than the Democratic debate and sub-prime crisis on that station this morning.
It wasn't a particularly large earthquake and the Brits reacted with the typical stiff upper lip. One senior citizen was quoted by the BBC: "When we found out we both said well, that's another thing we've lived through."