Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Well it has been over a week since the devasting bushfires, with 189 killed and 1000's of homes lost. We cleaned out our cupboards here and went and donated 4 huge bags of clothes, games, books, toys. Jon also went and donated dog & cat food to the RSPCA.

I am just so thankful that we still have our house and cant think of what all the survivors are going thru now.

I have also added a "finished" list on the side to see what I actually can complete in a year...so far its taken 2 months to read a book... thats way to long for me..

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Black Saturday

Is what they are calling the "Day in Hell"
This photo was in the Geelong Advertiser. CFA volunteer David Tree helps a distressed koala in burnt-out forest at Mirboo North.
Pic: Russell Vickery

The above photo was taken when the 1st lot of bushfires struck .
This little koala is now being looked after by wild life rescuers and will be released back into the wild at some stage
Marysville...where I was heading in March with a group of friends for the weekend.
We were to stay at The Cumberland...which along with the town no longer exists.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


The sun glowing red as smoke covers it during a bushfire at Bunyip State forest
photo - unknown

the flames towering over a fire truck
photo - unknown

The death toll from Victoria's bushfires has risen to at least 76, police say.
The revised death toll makes the Victorian bushfires the worst in Australian history.
The Black Friday blaze in 1939 claimed 71 lives, while the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires had a death toll of 75.

The loss of houses continues to rise, so far its over 700.

What a day....and most of this was deliberately lit !!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Victorias hottest day...

A Day In Hell

Melbourne has already recorded its hottest-ever February day, with the temperature in the city reaching 46 degrees Celsius at 2:27pm (AEDT).
The mercury reached 47.4 degrees at Avalon between Melbourne and Geelong at 2:41pm, while 46.8 degrees was recorded at Laverton.
In regional areas, it reached 46 degrees at Mildura, 46 at Yarrawonga and 45.3 at Aireys Inlet.

Embers are falling on townships which are being threatened by a fierce bushfire which is burning out of control and threatening power lines east of Melbourne .

Fires are raging across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, with tens of thousands of fire fighters on stand-by across all three states.

The fire in Bunyip State Park is now within a kilometre of major transmission lines that feed power to the Victorian capital.

"We're expecting the temperatures to get into the mid-40s today and this afternoon, and we're expecting the wind speeds to increase, so as that happens, the speed of this fire will increase."
The Victorian Ambulance Service is evacuating people from aged care homes at Neerim and Bunyip.

Monday, February 2, 2009

1st day of school 2009

My nephew he will be in grade 3, Seb in grade 2 & Mad in grade 5
we also have my counsin with his son in prep, and my other cousin with her daughter in grade 1
so in the family at one school we have
grade 1
grade 2
grade 3
grade 5
cant wait to concert time, think we will have a whole section to ourselves..

brother & sister

getting ready to go...