(Wrote all this yesterday, but our internet here is being veeery dodgy at the mo)
Thank you Robyn, for your thoughtful well-wishes; our family and house are safe. I was a little bit concerned about my parents who are both active in the volunteer rural firefighting community, since I couldn't contact them by phone for over a day. I found out tonight they are both fine.
The news about the bushfires has been terrible though. Overnight, 39 houses in Margaret River and Prevelly have been lost and thousands of acres burnt to the ground. In small towns like these, that is pretty devastating. The weather conditions over the past two days were high winds and extremely high temperatures, adding up to ideal bushfire conditions. This weekend is schoolies weekend, and 350 schoolkids bound for Margaret River and Prevelly have been diverted to Dunsborough, our town; and where we have been for the past few days. There are other people who temporarily evacuated to Dunsborough, who will have found out today whether or not their properties have been lost.
I took this photo while walking on the beach yesterday and obviously at this moment didn't know what was happening. The good news is that cooler temperatures and a little bit of rain today have helped the firefighters enormously.
And I think everyone is just grateful that there has been no loss of life...
Top; my own design based on top "a" from Unique Clothes Any Way You Like by Natsuno Hiraiwa, made of scraps of "Smoky" shot cotton, details here
Shorts; Burda 7723, charcoal gabardine, a wardrobe refashion of an old skirt of Cassie's, details here