Hello and Happy new year everyone!
I hope everyone had a safe new year. I spent mine with no power or reception on the NSW South Coast while there was bush fires 6-10km away from me. While I was definitely one of the better off people stuck on the south coast, it was still incredibly devastating to see the effects of the bush fires on this small coastal town. Businesses shut over the new year period due to no power (Unable to make money in a PEAK tourist time) and tourists being told to leave immediately.
In Australia and I’m sure many other parts of the world, power outages are fairly common. If we have a bad storm at my house we will lose power for 5-10 hours, so losing that wasn’t a great issue. Losing reception however was hard because we had no way to get information on the bush fires and how close they were to us. We found ourselves setting alarms every hour on the hour to listen to news updates on the car radio.
ANYWAY this isn’t a story about how you should feel bad for me, it has been hard living in Australia and not really knowing when the fires were going to stop and not having a proper summer has been upsetting but I am one of the lucky ones. My new years resolution is to learn how to drive manual and to improve my fitness, so I downloaded the Tammy Fit App. I’ll let you know how it goes!
I’ve been pretty absent on my blog and I promise it’s not through lack of trying! I have sooo many drafts of blogs I tried to post, I’ve just been feeling a bit blegh in myself and have actively been staying off socials to avoid any negativity. I think the fires have to do with this and I think everyone here has been feeling a little blegh. But we are on the mend, Fire fighters honestly are incredible workers.
I went to Europe in November to experience their winter (incredible) so keep an eye out for that post! This was a short post just to say I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New year.
Image: Smoke barreling towards the ocean. Taken by Me