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Monday, February 9th, 2009 09:45 am
The bushfires have claimed more victims, with 108 deaths as of 6am Monday, and predictions of more bodies to be found. Entire townships have been razed. This is worse than Ash Wednesday in 1983.  And to think that at least one of the fires was deliberately lit on a 47C (approx 115F) day. My sister evacuated her three kids across to my mums' when the smoke got too thick around her area in Eaglehawk. As it is, I can smell smoke down here in Melbourne, but that is such a minor inconvenience compared to what others are going through. My heart hurts for all those who have lost loved ones.

Vale Brian Naylor

'May your news be good news, and goodnight'

If anyone can help out, the Australian Red Cross has set up an appeal for donations here:

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 09:40 pm
 While looking for things for the kids to do on our looong car trip this Christmas, I came across the Crayola site.
And this is what I saw:

Anybody want to make one?
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Thursday, November 30th, 2006 07:57 pm
My first rally was great! Melbourne's weather did its usual thing of providing four seasons in one day, and A enjoyed himself too. There were around 60,000 people at the 'G, despite the media and critics downplaying the numbers and calling the day 'a flop'. And we got to see Barnesy strut his stuff for three songs. Yeah!

Psst, [ profile] laylee , I saw your letter in the paper! Heee!
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Thursday, November 23rd, 2006 04:50 pm
The MotH and I have done our compulsory 'civic duty', and voted at an early polling station. Hopefully, some attention will be paid to the western suburbs and beyond, as lately the only time we see our elected members is when they want our vote. Even so, there is not much in the way of electoral advertising around; I think I've seen maybe one or too placards at most.

In semi-related news, I'll be off to the stopwork meeting at the MCG next Thursday with MotH, and, it seems, mini-MotH. Mini-MotH has the day off school because his teacher will be at the same rally. Could be an interesting day.

E gave me a scare (one of many lately) Wednesday morning. She woke up for an early morning snack (5-ish), and as she was nursing, she sounded a bit 'snuffly', so I waited until she was finished, sat her up, and noticed a shadow on her cheek in the very little light that gets into the bedroom. I turned the bedside light on, and to my horror, her face was covered in blood. Not to mention me, and the pillows, and the sheets, etc.
A quick call to the nurse hotline assured me that it wasn't to unusual for that to happen, especially if a parent has the same thing. Bingo! I get nosebleeds a lot in hot weather, so it looks like E may be the same. I just hope that's it, and she doesn't inherit any of my other health problems.