and this is why:
the scene that greeted us when we got home this afternoon!
that's Annabel's bed under there(!)
Since taking these photos things have only got worse. A lot worse. The "make-safe" guy from the insurance company had to 'drop' the rest of the ceiling to make it safe(ish). I can't take a photo to show you the whole catastrophe now, because it's too dark, but I think you get the picture...
Our house is nearly one hundred years old, we know it's got issues, but we never expected this!
Things could be worse, I know. We're all fine - a new ceiling will be installed and the mess easily (ahem!) cleaned up.
At the moment my heart goes out to the folks in NSW who are affected by the most serious bushfires in that state for almost a decade. Let's face it, in comparison, our ceiling concerns are nothing, but it is the reason that I'm so late getting this post up.
It's not all doom and gloom round here, because thanks to Leisa and Claire my Frocktober fund has hit $1520.00! Yay, yay, yay!
Who cares about ceilings? (or the absence of them!)
I'm so grateful for all of your donations. So surprised to make so much money for research into ovarian cancer, and so happy that my Frocktober gig is going so well :)
Please give now here if you'd like to sponsor me too.
After all that, here I am at the beach wearing a frock hand-made by Tammi of Dear Molly from a vintage sheet. It's too big for me now so if you'd like to buy it (all proceeds to Frocktober and postage on me), just send me a note. You can see it in more detail here (its got the loveliest pockets!)
And tonight, that's all I've got for you. I know it's a bit lacklustre - sorry about that, but it's been a long day...