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.

5 Responses to “Still safe”
  1. YarnAddict says:

    Must be so scary with the bush fires. I hope your family ocntinue to be okay and that they get the fires under control quickly.

  2. Stephanie says:

    When I looked at the map after reading your earlier post, I think it was the first time I had a real sense of the scale of the problem, and what the fire services and residents are up against. I’m so glad your family are safe, although it’s sad to hear of others losing their lives in this needless tragedy.

  3. Jewel says:

    I can’t believe that someone would start fires like this. I hope your family will continue to be safe!

  4. emmms says:

    I donated yesterday and made a post about the Appeal and Jacqueline’s fundraiser over at Erqsome. It’s awful, but amazing how many people are rallying to help out. I hope your family keeps safe xx

  5. Amanda Cathleen says:

    so glad to hear that your family is safe, I don’t like to watch the news so I was a little late to hear about the fires. Its such an amazing horrible loss. ((hugs))

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