Hey All, I was born and brought up in Adelaide, South Australia and am no stranger to crazy bush fires. I remember Ash Wednesday like it was yesterday. In Adelaide you can see the hills from the beach with the city being situated in the middle. It really is a very beautiful place. I remember so clearly seeing the Ash Wednesday smoke from the hills in 1983. I stood outside of my house and just watched. I can’t imagine how frightening it must be for all the people concerned and how sad it is to lose so much. Here is your chance to do something great to help with these latest fires if you are in Oz, or even if you aren’t. If you fancy you can sew some little mittens for the Koala’s who have burnt paws. They are really easy and quick and gives one a feeling of having helped in some way. Here is the article which was sent to me by an old friend in Oz called David (cheers mate). It is for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The pattern to sew and the address to send your mittens to is at the bottom of the article. Many thanks to IFAW for the use of their photo. Sew for the Koalas!!!!! Please send me any pictures of mittens you make. I would love to see them!