I've been sitting, as many others around Australia, watching news of the fires with utter disbelief and horror. What can you say that has not been said already by others far more eloquent than I.
Last year I took my kids to Melbourne we spent one day driving out to Marysville and from there up to the snow fields with Kirti and co. The kids and I absolutely fell in love with that little town, we had the loveliest time there and it was such a beautiful place.
Watching the stories of people and their loss I have been moved to tears and counting my blessings at the same time. As many others I feel compelled to do something to offer assistance to these people. I know that the authorities are saying do not send things, send money which makes sense of course and I have but I was thinking I'd like to do something to like make some handmade dolls or soft toys to send. I was thinking along the lines of the christmas toy drop, where crafty bloggers everywhere made toy for others. I'm not sure what to do next I suppose I should ring the red cross who might be able to suggest someone in that area who could tell me where to send them.