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Bush Fires!

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Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 8 Jan 2013 20:18

Hope all our friends in Australia are safe from the bush fires..
Remember last time how we all worried about Mick from the Bush.
Just heard it is going to be cooler tomorrow,but the wind could be a problem.
Keep safe everyone.


AnnCardiff Report 8 Jan 2013 20:21

dreadful isn't it Brenda - must be devastating and unimagineable - I have first cousins in Adelaide and Sydney, but ner the coast in both places so hope they are OK

Ann X


SueMaid Report 8 Jan 2013 20:27

I'm south of Sydney and we have got up to a much cooler day - it reached 41C yesterday. This is extreme for our area. We can smell bushfire smoke this morning and it's a bit hazy as there is a nasty fire about 2 hours south of us. My son lives in Hobart and it has been very nasty there.

Thank you for your thoughts :-)

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 8 Jan 2013 20:28

I have one son in Melbourne,but now on holiday near Echuca on the border of Victoria and NSW.and one in Sydney,but they are quite near the sea.
Tasmania has had it very bad this year,son nearly went there for summer holiday,but ferry booked up...lucky!!


JoyBoroAngel Report 8 Jan 2013 20:30

i hope Mick is ok

he had his dunny and caravan burnt down in the last fires

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 8 Jan 2013 20:30

Where are you Sue?.One son and family live in Gymea Bay.I was there last Feb.Lovely area.


SueMaid Report 8 Jan 2013 20:45

We are about 1 1/2 hours south of Sydney. Wish I'd known you were visiting - we could have had a mini meet :-) Gymea Bay is a lovely area.


Kay???? Report 8 Jan 2013 20:56

cousin in Melboure is ok,but fire watching for news.,,,,,,,can smell smoke though,said its been so hot being inland.

think mick is well out the way of this one.

terrible for those losing their homes,,,,,,,

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 8 Jan 2013 21:07

Sue and I missed you when you were so near me in north Wales....will have to plan it better next time!


SueMaid Report 8 Jan 2013 21:08

Yes - we haven't done well at co-ordinating these visits :-)

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 8 Jan 2013 21:28

Sue,When you were here I was full time caring for my husband,I had a slot of 2 hours every week to shop and when I came to Oz I really came to son in Melbourne as he had lost his wife the year before and Eldest son was changing school and I went mainly to help him,but did go to other one for 2 weeks after we'd got the transition period over and I'd sorted uniform and books etc.
I did a few trips on my own.I printed a map out of the colony walking tour and walked the whole of the Rock area on my own.very interesting as I have a first fleeter in my family history.
Also went to Botany Bay.Would love to go again. :-)


SueMaid Report 8 Jan 2013 21:40

Well come on then - you know your family would love it and I can show you around some wonderful places I know you would love :-)

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 8 Jan 2013 21:52

Thanks Sue...may take you up on that some time.
Wish it wasn't so long a journey.When are you coming over here again?Im getting on a bit you know! Can still drive and walk though. :-)


SueMaid Report 8 Jan 2013 21:53

Possibly next year, Brenda. We're starting to talk about it again and that's usually a sign :-)


ann Report 8 Jan 2013 22:22

My friend in Sydney posted on facebook this morning saying they were ok but melting but its mostly in the bush.She said a lot of animals have been lost.Thinking of all of you Australians and hope it eases soon xx


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Jan 2013 23:57

A contact in Hobart emailed on Sunday. She said that she was hiding indoors away from the smoke :-0


Lynski Report 9 Jan 2013 00:27

The company I work for in NSW also has (make that had) a factory in Dunalley, Tasmania.

It was destroyed by fire last Friday.


MargarettawasMargot Report 9 Jan 2013 05:12

Thank you Brenda,Granny and anyone else who is thinking of us.We're ok as we live in Melbourne well away from where the fires are.I feel so sorry for the people in Dunalley, Tassy and in the parts of Victoria which have been affected.I really hate those very hot,windy days!!



moonbi Report 9 Jan 2013 06:16

Thank you all for thinking of us here too.
Grass fire approached within 10 klms of Henty yesterday, when it was contained.
People were told to gather in the town, and prepare to evacuate.
Thank God that didn't need to happen. but many acres of prime farm land are blackened and stock killed.

Nice and cool here today, but still a little windy from the southerly change.

Moonbi in Albury NSW


PatinCyprus Report 9 Jan 2013 08:14

OH has several relatives in Oz, so do I. Hope you all stay safe and it cools soon and the wind becomes a slight breeze.

We are all thinking of you. :-) <3