* Yesterday, someone was spelling something out to me on the phone. "'A' as in alpha. 'M' as in mother. 'U' as in ute."
* It is still raining (has been since Wednesday). Australia likes to present itself to the rest of the world as hot and sunny but I am here to tell you that if you visit anywhere in New South Wales, Victoria or Tasmania between June and October, bring an umbrella and waterproof shoes.