Miranda’s Daily Blog: Day 10 & 11
Well, it’s Christmas eve and I’m sitting here under my solar powered fairy lights, surrounded by a cloud of mist. This afternoon provided a spectacular view as the mist gathered on the mountains and then rolled down into the valley, creeping closer and closer until it eventually encompassed my tree.
My apologies for not posting a blog yesterday. I had some power problems and wasn’t able to get the computer going. All fixed now. So I’m writing a composite blog tonight to incorporate yesterday and today. Though, I won’t go into too much detail about yesterday, because I’ve just finished making a little video that tells the story much better! I think you’ll really like it 🙂
This morning I went live (via Skype) to the Salamanca markets in Hobart. What a great way to bring this forest to the community! I had some great chats and it was wonderful to get lots of support as well as answer questions about what life is like up here. Anyone reading this who has ideas or opportunities for similar set ups in your area or at an event – let me know. I’ll also be online live at the Wilderness Society stall at the Tasmanian Falls Festival – so come say g’day if you’re around.
The other wonderful thing about today is the first guest blog for the website. My beautiful family put together a lovely supportive video blog about what they think about my tree top campaign and also to send their love for Christmas. Make sure you take a look.
Christmas eve… I remember the feeling as a kid of being unable to get to sleep, full of excitement for Christmas and wanting to stay awake to catch a glimpse of Santa. But never quiet managing to! And then the 5am wake up! Perhaps to the dismay of my parents! I never would have imagined then that one day I would spend Christmas eve at the top of an old growth tree in the middle of Tasmania’s south west wilderness, sitting beneath a string of fairy lights and typing on a computer!
No need for me to put a stocking out for Santa tonight, as he has already paid me an early visit to personally deliver his message of support for this campaign. Unfortunately he was unable to bring me my one true Christmas wish – the protection of these world-class forests. Santa is pretty talented, but he can’t do everything on his own- I think he needs a little help from you in order to make that Christmas wish come true!
Good night and sweet dreams. I hope Santa pays you a visit tonight.
Merry Christmas. Miranda