Today we were heartbroken to read that aprox 480 million animals may have so far been killed in the bushfires in Australia including about 8,000 Koalas. Our days in New Zealand have been hazy with a taste of ash in the air, as the smoke has drifted the 2,200 km across the Tasman sea. It is 10.13pm and I can smell it on the breeze through the open windows tonight. It is however nothing like it must be for those living near the fires, and we can only imagine how terrifying it has been for our close neighbors. It is scary enough to look at the news, at homes and businesses burnt to the ground and lives lost.
So even though we would like to grumble about another drizzly night, we know that we can go to bed and hopefully feel safe in our bed tonight.