I forget two thirds of you lot are foreigners.
• Blue heelers are Australian cattle dogs. There is a nice well behaved one here. Sailor is fine thank you, just a tad traumatised. He did nothing to provoke the attack beyond wagging his tail and looking adorable. Luckily no skin was broken although the heeler had hold of his bottom for what felt like ages. I am assuming it's because working dogs are taught to round up the sheep and cows and hold them if necessary, but not break the skin. Perhaps? This one was not well trained, and its young owner had no control over it all.
• Australia's banana crop was wiped out at the beginning of the year by Cyclone Larry hitting north Queensland. Prior to Larry, bananas were about two dollars a kilo and my household easily consumed four or five a day. We can't import them from other countries presumably because of that banana disease Elizabeth mentioned that we on our large and isolated island are free of and you are all trying to infect us with. So a bunch of bananas remains the price of a small car and we are all learning to live without them.
Here, have a look at what I've been knitting lately.