The bushfires in Australia are too horrible to truly comprehend over here in cold damp England and my heart goes out to everyone affected by them.
Being a part of blogland has made the World seem so much smaller - I actually have good friends in Australia now. Friends I really care about. Friends I was very worried about until I was able to check they were ok. This has brought the horror of the situation much closer to home and made my need to help much stronger.
I'm delighted to see how many people are rushing to help with donations of money (please go to the Australian Red Cross site if you can) and gifts of toys/goods/blood etc.
But most poignantly to me at least is that the kindness of bloggers is once again beautifully demonstrated.
I hope to make a gift to send to the wonderful Toy Society. Trashy is hosting a fab raffle. Melly and Me are having a silent auction. Then there's the handmade help website (see my sidebar), Silly Gilly is co-ordinating an ebay auction, Jodie has donated the most gorgeous Kinder Girl, and I'm sure there are lots of other lovely things going on to help that I can't remember at the moment (sorry if I have accidentally left you out!)
The World is not so big a place after all.