|Joined DWG:||08 Jul 2008|
|Favorite Jane Austen novel:||Pride & Prejudice|
|Second favorite JA novel:||Persuasion|
|Favorite JA adaptation:||P&P2 (1995)|
After it was reported to my mother that I had been given an "After School" when I failed to let my math teacher confiscate the copy of Emma that I had been reading in his class, she had the rather unusual response of buying me the complete works of Jane Austen.
I now shear a house with my sister, our cats and our dog, we are blissfully happy surrounded by our books, pets and movies.
I am a Customer Service Office for the Department of sustainability and Environment in there Customer Service Center, which each summer all but closes down to run the Victorian Bushfire Information Line.
I worked 14 hours on February 7th 2009 (Black Saturday) during the bushfires.
173 people died in those fires 23 of which were children and teenagers, and over 400 were injured.
More than 2000 homes were lost along with five schools and kindergartens and three sporting clubs.
I took calls that night from people surrounded by flame, people who were calling to report that the bodies that would no doubt be found at that location come mourning would be theirs, and I still nearly a year later, take calls from the survivors trying to rebuild there lives.