Thankfully, the situation for my folks is still good, and there has even been some rain. Good weather conditions (i.e. much cooler) have been prevailing this week, and many more of the fires are under control. If you looked at the fire map last time, and want to go have another look now, you’ll see that there is significant improvement.
The losses have come a little closer to home though - Neil heard this week that the wife of an online buddy of his lost both her parents in the fires, and he is still waiting for news of a colleauge who lived in Kinglake. I very much doubt that there will be many people in Victoria left untouched by this awful event.
Please consider making a donation to the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal for the relief of victims of the Victorian fires. Even a small amount like £5 will make a difference, it all adds up. And if you forward your donation receipt to Jacqueline, you’ll be entered into a draw to win some fabulous prizes she is offering. Jacquline has already reached her original target and extended it, a tribute to the caring hearts of knitters all over the world.