I’ve just come back from an incredibly fun and satisfying trip to Australia – thank you Lydia without whom not even a sixth of the joy would have been possible! And thank you for introducing me to James Boag (Jimsee Bogan), a Tasmanian beer almost on par with Tsingtao (or Chengdou as it should be pronounced).
Yesterday I took the day off pottering around with unpacking and re-arranging my sock drawer. Exhausted from the two hour difference jet lag I soon started watching the eight (or whatever) episode of the excellent American show Modern Family. And what are the chances – the very first scene sees the whole family strolling down the edge of: Sydney Harbour!!!!! Exactly where Mister Public Security Uncle had stood two days earlier!!!!!!
Not only that. The first thing I saw walking into Mui Wo’s Park’n’Shop was: lots of bottles of Jimsee Bogan!!!!!!!! I’m running out of exclamation marks here.
I just had to invite a nearby-dwelling Australian around to keep the hopping feeling alive. Unfortunately he’s camera-shy, unlike Jimsee Bogan:
But I’ll always favour wombats over kangaroos.
However! Part 2: I just finished the rest of the Modern Family episode, and it turned out to be the least good in the whole series! Crappy gags, childish sexual innuendo although it featured Murray from Flight Of The Conchords and the worst thing was when Claire Dunphy, who had been working through their entire holiday, calling her project ‘my baby’ throughout the episode, suddenly screamed: “A wild dog ran off with my laptop!” What? Not “A dingo took my baby”, Claire? Or was it meant to be really deep and aimed at us born before 1976 (or so)?