Surviving the Bushfires?! We still don’t know..
As the first week in 2020 rang in we’ve left our farm in Eden, on the south coast of Australia and have headed back up to Wollongong, while the worst bushfires our country has ever seen tear along the coast and inland killing over 500 million animals, birds and reptiles.
At the time of writing there is a bushfire raging near our beautiful farm in Eden – and we don’t know of it can be saved.
The diamonds on the map are all bushfires.
The darker shade is the fire burning and you can see that the darker shaded space is close to the villages of Nethercote and Eden …
There have never been such catastrophic bushfires in the history of Australia – at least since white invasion – so many quaint little villages are razed to the ground, the main highway south is still closed in parts, because fires are still raging and so many homes and businesses have been lost… it is a dark time in Australian history, a very dark time!!
It feels like we’re in the middle of a dystopic movie about Armageddon – a very bad movie!
Getting Out and About!!
Still when the going gets tough …
We decided to go out for a nice evening to take our minds off the fire disasters ..
We didn’t really celebrate my birthday on the 27th of December, for a whole lot of reasons, so it was nice to have an evening out last night.
I bought this red dress from Australian designers, Review Australia.
The smaller red, white and black floral print and gives this dress a sweet 1940s vibe which is also mirrored in the little tied sleeve, v-neckline and frilled skirt.
Red For The Win!
I added an old, red, elastic belt with a pretty bow and cute earrings.
I also wore my old red and black patent Mary-Jane shoes and my old red wicker handbag and I think the outfit pulled together rather well!!
The area that has burned so far is as big as Belgium and more.
We hope and pray that more catastrophic conditions don’t prevail to enable these dreadful bushfires to continue and that our property survives this awful time!!
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