A very sad day here in Australia - terrible bushfires are still burning across the state of Victoria where they have claimed many, many lives, homes and animals. Some survivors have been terribly burnt, many have lost everything they owned, some small towns have been completely destroyed. In terms of loss of life it is the worst natural disaster we have seen in the nation's recorded history.
We have a large country with a small population, and a disaster like this makes a huge impact on us all. One sign of that is the unparalleled amount of donations that have already been made to relief funds. Aussie style bloggers are also part of the outpouring of generosity - to name a few, Imelda Matt and Super Kawaii Mama (among others) have details of where to donate, Keshe from the Vintage Year is donating part of her Ebay profits, and Trish from Trish Hunter Finds has written a very moving post about the loss of her family home in the fires.
One of those days where I can only feel grateful for the fact that the people I love are all safe and well and far from harm's way.
PS. Wacky jumpsuits etc will return soon, just couldn't face it today.
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