As many of you know I live in Northern NSW. This bushfire situation over here is seriously scary. There are nearly 90 fires burning throughout NSW and 7 are serious. People have died and homes lost. Tuesday 'catastrophic' conditions are predicted with the heat and winds. Have had hardly any rain for weeks and none predicted.
I live on the coast miles from the nearest fire and today has been absolutely weird. for the last two days constant stink of smoke and an ashen haze in the atmosphere. Car filthy. Sun and moon blood red. Roads deserted. Beach deserted. No one around. Just back from a pub with a beer garden and live band. Normally busy but very, very, quiet.
Next month I'm leaving Australia with my 12 year old daughter for a big family reunion celebrating my Mum's 80th birthday at her home in Spain. At the end of the trip my daughter and I are spending 4 nights in Paris ... She wants to see the Eiffal Tower!!
Paris has never really been on my list since I went many, many years ago so I don't know much about it. Before I start hitting google and commencing my research I thought I'd ask you all for any tips or advice particularly on what area to stay in and indeed any decent reasonably priced hotels any of you may know of. A bit of life with cafes and small bars around would be good. Also any 12 year old friendly things to do or places to visit?
Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Disintegration ... Probably my favourite album of all time. I saw them on the tour for the album in 1989 and they are now performing it in a gig front of Sydney Opera House at the end of this month.
I missed out in the ballot for tickets but it's being streamed live around the world on 30th May. Will be special I reckon.