Wednesday, 25 February 2009


Isn't it amazing how songs can perfectly sum up how you are feeling?

I'm all alone
all by myself
there is no one here beside me
im all alone
quite, all alone
no one to comfort me or guide me

why is there no one here with me on the long and winding road. to lift my heavy load. if there were someone here with me, how happy i would be

but im alone
quite all alone
all by myself im all alone

'I'm All Alone' from Spamalot

Tuesday, 24 February 2009


I am so very, very, very sleepy. I dont know what to do.

I am also sneezy and dopey but that is another story.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

The Speech

(Note: I grew up near Marysville)

Not all politicians are elegant speakers, this speech from the Deputy Primister of Australia, The Honurable Julia Gillard MP had me in tears. For the full speech please go to the official Australian Government website:

Mr Speaker

I offer the deepest and most sincere condolences of this House and our Nation’s Parliament to those families suffering most, to the communities lost and to a State that will never be the same.

A tragedy beyond belief, beyond precedent and beyond words.

The 7th of February 2009 will now be remembered as one of the darkest days in Australia’s peacetime history.

The beautiful towns and hamlets of Kinglake, Marysville and Narbethong are no more.

At least 640 homes and their irreplaceable contents – like the photographs of children and memories of family life – have been destroyed.

The weekend’s fires and particularly February 7 2009 is surely Victoria’s blackest time.

While it does not yet have a tragic name, it is blacker than the human tragedies of Black Friday of 1939 and Ash Wednesday of 1983.

And in this dark time, there has been a human cost without comparison.

February 7th 2009 will be remembered as the day when more than 400 fires burnt across the State during the most severe weather conditions recorded.

It will be a day remembered for the lives lost – 107 at last count – and families and communities changed forever.

It will be remembered as the day when fires raged across the State – from Horsham in the West, Bendigo and Beechworth in the North, and in an arc of destruction from West Gippsland to Kinglake and Kilmore.

It will be remembered as a day of tragedy, courage and sheer luck.


Releif is when you find out that your loved ones are still alive.

Last heard from my youngest brother was at midnight, the entire town was on ember allert.

Then nothing.

3:00pm - All is fine, he was up untill 8:00am patroling the house with his friends. Slept untill 3. A well deserved sleep. Fingers crossed for a couple of weeks.

Facebook - hear from Slaters, Murphies and co.

Thinking about you all,

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Rules for a happy society

People are not to wash dishes or make dinner when the movie Transformers is on. Because I will go and volunteer to help and as such will be distracted and not be able to enjoy the movie. Please remember this, especially on Christmas Day.