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A Bittersweet Christmas.

Posted on | December 28, 2015 | 11 Comments

I have had a few personal emails and have answered most questions but sometimes it is easier to do a post and explain. As many will know I had been quite concerned about the fires in our state.

Yes, we had a lovely Christmas with our family. But at the same time we had news about the fires along the Great Ocean Road. The good part was that our relatives – niece, her partner and their 18 month old son – were well away from the area on the day. The bad news is that their home was one of those that was completely destroyed at Separation Creek. Theirs was one of 116 homes to be destroyed in that area.

The amazing news is that in this dreadful fire there has been no loss of life. That is a huge credit to the CFA and all emergency workers.

Our niece and family and now staying with her parents and are coming to terms with what comes next.

We are all grateful that they are safe and well.



11 Responses to A Bittersweet Christmas.

  • Joan says:

    My heart goes out to all!

  • Marina says:

    So glad to hear your family members are safe and sound even though they have had such a devastating loss.
    It will be a stressful time today for everyone down that way with the temps expected.
    Hope you have a safe and happy new year

  • Lesley says:

    So sorry to hear your news. Thank goodness they were far away from the house. Thoughts and prayers for those who lost their homes.

  • Fiona says:

    Oh dear.. that is so tough for them all. Those fires are so quick and fierce. Much love to your family –

  • Mary says:

    So sorry that your family has been affected by the fires. When we last emailed, things were looking better but it can all change so quickly. Prayers for her family and for everyone else who lost homes.

    Happy to know that you had a good Christmas and that your family is safe. We’ll continue with the prayers.

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    I’m wishing your niece and her family lots of strength and support through this very sad time. It’s been awful hearing the news of the fires but as you point out, the good part is no lives have been lost.

  • Anita says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your niece and her family. Thank goodness they weren’t at their home but sadly they have lost much. I send you hugs and hopefully they can get back on their feet Godspeed.
    Hugs, Anita.

  • Oh Karen I am so sorry for them…just awful! I am very glad as I am sure you all are that they are safe and out of harms way xx

  • sunny says:

    I’m so glad everyone is okay! I can’t imagine losing everything to fire. Prayers and hugs for the family.

  • Suz says:

    Oh Karen! I am so sorry to hear of your niece’s misfortune! I hope she was insured. That may, in some small way, be a consolation to her. It is a blessing that no human life was lost.

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen oh I am so sorry I didn’t know,I am so glad that your family are safe,its devastating to loose everything in a fire, it’s so hard to know what to say my friend,but I am so glad no lives have been lost,sending you hugs xx


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