I had a bit too much of this wine, I had to try it on name alone! However, after about 2 bottles I decided it was a bit sweet (unlike me) so passed over to other things. It's actually a French wine and I should be shot with a ball of my own spit for going to Australia and quaffing French plonk. However, one must try these things I say weakly in my own defense.
Now then, the Sydney Aquarium is worthwhile visiting, once you get past the stinging entry price! I took this pic of a shark which the locals insist wouldn't really hurt you. Riiiiight. I guess if it's a man-eating shark, that would be true then!
And I know I have mentioned the Dugongs...nearest living relative is an elephant apparently! However, they were amazing things to see - who could imagine such a creature? (Other than maybe J.K. Rowling). There were two of these "on display" - they really seemed as agile as seals but moved slowly, almost rythmically and seemed rather bored. This guy just slid up to where I was standing a looked at me!
This is the in-laws Evil Dog From Hell ( to rival Mike's EKOD). This dog is positively E-V-I-L. You never know if it is going to insist on a tummy rub, or bite your hand off. He's so nasty, he would do both. And then pee on you.
One night while In Brisbane, us 'grown ups" went out. The Old Wrinklies (AKA the in-laws) went out first, leaving EDFH (real name Hercules) behind. As I went out to our car, I bent down to pat him, reassuringly - remember, all day he had "let" me rub his evil little fat dog stomach. Well, he snapped at me. Ungrateful little shite. I gave him the finger and laughed saying we were going out but he wasn't. That showed him.
And, these gecko things are everywhere. They make a sound like when you bang two stones together. I don't know why. However, they eat the smaller bugs round the house so no-one seems to mind them popping up in funny places like your bed head, your cellphone or your underwear. Correction...no-one 'ELSE" minds.
Just me, apparently.