Thursday, January 1, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Last year, Vicki bought a new Christmas tree this year. She said she bought one that she thought was very stylish and would match our dark lounge room decor.
When it arrived she asked Paul and me to help me put it together and check the lights were working. When Vicki asked Paul what he thought of the new tree, he said, "looks really cool....it's a bushfire Christmas tree".
Yes folks, our new black, stylish Christmas tree will be forever known as the "bushfire Christmas tree".
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
We live in the beautiful Blue Mountains which is just 100km west of Sydney. We are sometimes called the "lungs of Sydney". But all our beautiful native landscape comes at a price as we are prone to out of control bushfires.
Visit the Blue Mountains
The last one happened on the first weekend in November. It was in a valley only 5kms from us. It was unlikely to come our way but you never know where embers will end up on a windy day!
One house was lost when the fire snuck up the cliff face and the wind took over. It is always really devastating when someone's house is taken.
Blue Mountains Gazette
Last year, at around the same time of year, we had 2 separate bushfires burning - one was down the mountain closer to Sydney and it took 200 houses in less than 3 hours - it was devastating! And then there was another one burning futher up the mountains from us - about 15kms away. Vicki was so nervous of one of the windy days that I got to go to work with her! There were lots of other cats (and dogs) at work that day....
Bushfires 1 year ago
Here are some photos of me in Vicki's office:
In my cat carrier:
Then I got let out and sat at Vicki's feet. I knew I had to behave.
Do you ever get to go to work?
I know Vicki checks the Fires Near Me app for constant updates over Summer.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
I found some more comprehensive cat rules - click on the link below.
I still prefer the ones I posted last week - they are easy and what I do all the time. These ones, I would have to think about more:
Here is me sitting on the end of the bed waiting for Paul to come home - I can look out the window and see him walk past to the front door if I do this. I sometimes fall asleep in this pose waiting for him....