I’ve had a number of emails and messages from kind readers expressing concern that I might be caught up in the floods currently inundating parts of Australia, and making the news in some places overseas. I appreciate your concern, and am also very concerned for the people affected by the floods. But I’m not one of them.
My sister, however, is, as well as my married nieces and nephew and their families.
Not to mention lots of writer friends and readers I know.
Thank you to all the wonderful people helping the flood victims. Tough times like this remind me of the intrinsic goodness and generosity in so many people.
Here is a map showing very roughly where the floods are, compared to where I am.
And if you recall that Australia is about the same size as Continental USA you can see I’m a long way away (in Melbourne) in the south.
I guess though, that no matter where we live, we’ll all experience some kind of extreme weather at some time — the effects of global warming and climate change.
So no matter where you live, I hope you can stay safe.
In the meantime, enjoy this little video from my friend, medical romance author, Fiona McArthur, who lives on a farm in northern NSW, which is currently partially flooded. Have you ever seen kangaroos in water?