Sunday, November 3, 2013


First, to those who asked, and thanks for doing so, there were 2 old friends from this page who live in the vicinity of the bushfires in NSW.  We tried to get in touch with them both but then realised they were both away on holiday.  One lives in Sydney and was fine; the other on the Central Coast and was also fine but at least one of the couples they were travelling with lost their house and had to return early to deal with the catastrophe.  She had stories of others (relations of friends) who were also dealing with the heartache of losing their homes.  It looks like a long, hot summer to come here.  We live on the edge of the desert ourselves, but even then a fire was started in the scrub between us and the next town 75 km away, by the army testing their weaponry, one of three started that way in the country about that time.  

Sorry I hadn't gotten on to let you know before - I have trouble with this site quite often.

BEE - That is wonderful news that the house sold so quickly. I was wondering where the cottage was.  I hope we're on your bucket list. vbg  I didn't realise you still have Guy Fawkes night.  It was banned here decades ago.  Poor Gus!

SARA:  Don't often hear of eyes and melanoma together - I too would be needing a sedative if they looked at my eyes.  All the best with your treatment.  Sending HUGS.

We are driving to Adelaide (No 9 on Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities 2014 - had to put in that plug for my birthplace lol), then Melbourne to visit the boys at the end of the month.  I have one quilt top to finish sewing then quilt for step g.daughter's birthday and another one to quilt for a new grand niece.  Thankfully there's not much else on my list of 'to do' things for the next couple of weeks, and they will be ready to take with us.

 Off to start the day,


At November 4, 2013 at 4:42 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Such a different world geographically, Fran, that you live in and one you've experienced by visiting here in Southern Ontario. The fires looked awful on the news. Give our best to S. when you see him. Tell him, another year of wood under J's belt and we're wondering how many more years he'll be sawing it...He does love his woodpile. Must be a man thing.


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