that people care! We've received a whole heap of emails, calls and comments today from friends concerned about the terrible bush fires that have been happening in country Victoria this weekend. Thank you so much, we are all fine. In fact we didn't notice anything at all in our little town other than the sweltering heat and murky sky. But it could just as easily have been us, we are after all surrounded on all sides by a dense forest.
I can't imagine how it must be for those people who have lost their homes, or worse. We put together an emergency plan today, what we would do (evacuate), what we would take with us if there was time... emergency stuff like camping gear, tinned food and cash, practical stuff like our back-up hard drive and copies of our documents, and sentimental stuff like my dad's football trophies and the kids' memory boxes. I hate to even think about it, but I guess you have to. I just read about a woman who died in her car trying to escape, with her crockery on the passenger seat next to her. My heart goes out to the people who've been affected by these fires.