I had intended on blogging about some fun happenings but I've been so moved by the images coming out of my home state Victoria Australia that I had to blog about this instead.
There are over 170 people dead and they think more to come and whole towns wiped out. The stories of escape from 30 to 40 meter flames are incredible and the stories of those who lost their lives so incredibly sad.
It makes it so much more disturbing when you discover that many of the fires were deliberately lit...I hope they catch them and punish them with the full extent of the law.
If you are able with a donation, go to the Australian Red Cross www.redcross.org.au. It's going to take a lot for them to recover but they will need all the help they can get. For more info on getting the still burning fires under control go to www.theage.com.au.