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Shit. Fire season should not be this bad. 35 dead, whole towns just gone in six seperate bushfires, bushfires they suspect were deliberately lit. What the hell. This isn't normal, this is actually mad - Victoria is used to bushfires, they are as natural to summer as cricket is but this isn't. This is insane, this is summer at its worst - the hottest day in Victorian history combined with bushfires that they say will rival the Ash Wednesday fires.

Both side of my extended family, who live no where near each other, are threaten by fires - I'm relying on the ABC, The Age and Wiki to keep me updated. Hopefully dad will be able to speak to my gran, who lives alone on her farm, tomorrow morning to see how she is coping. My sisters thankfully stayed in Melbourne this week and are just trying to keep cool and keep the cat alive.

I hope those of you back home are safe and surviving the heat and fires okay, those of us over here are thinking of you and sending our love and hopes for cool changes.

Be super safe, drink lots of water, stay out of the sun and stay in touch.

(I'm feeling this situation is a little surreal on my part - while home battles raging bushfires and souring temperatures I'm watching the snow fall, living in a different hemispere is wack.)
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