“The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.” – Dave Barry

Bushfire season… we are not yet into Summer and we have just experienced our first threat.  Thursday was a day no different to many others, it was forecast to be a warm, possibly hot day.  There were warnings that extreme wind could fan any possible fires, causing a fire ban to be in effect for Read more about “The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.” – Dave Barry[…]

“I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me.” – Terence

We have our first Strawberry!  At least, I am pretty sure it is our first… I can’t remember another one at this property.  After many being lost to whatever wild animal is eating them, I secured the area and managed to keep one safe till it had ripened.  I, of course, gave it to Kitty Read more about “I am a man, and whatever concerns humanity is of interest to me.” – Terence[…]

“Music should strike fire from the heart of man…” – Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Part 3 In the morning we heard over the AM radio that the roads to our property were still closed to all non-emergency traffic.  We were due to check out of the motel in the morning, and we were glad to leave.  As I mentioned previously, the staff were nice and friendly, yet the rooms Read more about “Music should strike fire from the heart of man…” – Ludwig Van Beethoven.[…]

“…there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion” – Dalai Lama

  Part 2 We woke early the next morning and, while listening to the radio over breakfast, we heard that the fire was getting worse and the area was still evacuated.  During the night both Kitty and I felt terrible that we had to leave the dogs behind.  We were also not sure where we Read more about “…there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion” – Dalai Lama[…]

“Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.” – Robert Frost

Part 1. Wow, what an eventful week!  Last Wednesday Kitty called me at work to let me know that she could see a large column of smoke coming from far to the north west of our property.  While on the phone I checked the Fire Tasmania website and it advised of a bush fire burning Read more about “Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.” – Robert Frost[…]