Like a lot of you I am still feeling very sad when ever I hear the news on the radio. I have tried to imagine it what it was like for the special families who fled or didn't on Saturday 7th. - on the irishautism blog.
Many of my fellow aussie and fashion bloggers have posted on this so please check out Imelda, Super Kawaii Mama and Trish Hunter Finds.
Here, we were complaining about the snow. I had to collect the kids at lunchtime on Thursday as the school is on high ground and the snow was falling hard.
I might not have got the car in if I waited until hometime so, with the usual 30 minute drive taking well over an hour each way on the main, gritted roads, I got about an hour of work done all day.
On Sunday we didn't go out at all as even Greystones was snowed in. We were safe and warm and there was food enough in the fridge. Lucky us having the choice.
The people who died on Saturday didnt have that choice. Some died trying to escape. Many died in their homes having no warning as the flames out ran the warnings.
Many many more who did escape have lost everything. Everything but the clothes they put on that morning.
If you know anyone in the firezone, you can help. If they have lost everything you can give money; contact your local Red Cross.
You can also go through your own photo albums and copy or scan any that they might recognise. You can write to them to tell them how much you love them. You can put aside cds or books that you know have a meaning for them. Send a parcel, send a message, send love. Healing does come from within, but when you have lost everything you own; you need to have something to wrap your heart with.
Please show your love and help if you can.
photo credit The Herald Sun via Imelda