Many Thanks for everyone’s well wishes and concerns and apologies for the late reply. I’ve been of annual leave. It’s a hectic time of year and I’ve rekindled an old interest in Betta Fish (Siamese Fighting Fish) and I set up a little aquarium for our eldest granddaughter and her little brother.
Anyhow, it’s been horrendous here and we’re many miles from an major fire front. We’re expecting more extreme temperatures in the next few days and no doubt more new fires and flare ups of existing fires.
To date in NSW alone we’ve lost just under 1000 homes, to brave, young volunteers lost there lives and we’ve lost over 1000 Koalas (not to mention other native fauna).
It’s just life in Australia but this year is the worst on record and it’s not over yet. With no rain predicted till late January, early February it’s not over yet.
Here’s a picture I took on my last day of work for 2019 at 15:30, Dec 13, looking west from HMAS Waterhen (Balls Head) at North Sydney and it’s no better today. I can’t remember what a clear blue sky looks like.