A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

27 Feb

1) You can cook pretty much anything on a gas barbecue, including rather nice bread.

2) Paperbark trees contain the souls of dead men. They are also rather beautiful, and can sometimes hold water in their trunk and therefore save your life in the outback.

2) Plovers are extremely noisy.

3) There are not enough words in the English language to describe rain.

4) Northern Territory kookaburras can’t laugh properly.

5) There are two crocodiles in Darwin called William & Kate in honour of the happy couple. Makes a change from Daily Mail souvenir pull outs.

6) You can safely remove a leech from a small child by simply pulling. Cigarettes not required.

7) It’s possible to drive a Toyota Camray through 30cm deep rushing water. Just.


6 Responses to “A short list of things I’ve learnt this week”

  1. Chris Mosler 27/02/2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Oh God! Leeches! Come home! Actually, don’t, we have tics here!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 02/03/2011 at 11:57 am #

      Leeches don’t itch.

  2. Kerry 28/02/2011 at 9:11 am #

    Oh bread on a BBQ sounds yum xx

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 02/03/2011 at 11:56 am #

      They ended up being sort of griddle cakes, and were really delicious. Hot bread for breakfast!

  3. mummylimited 01/03/2011 at 8:47 pm #

    OK, #2, still none the wiser. What the heck is a Plover?
    #6 Ick, no more of that kind of travel info thanks

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 02/03/2011 at 11:54 am #

      It’s a very loud bird, that sounds spooky at night. Aborigines believe it brings bad luck.
      We’re going to Borneo. Expect many more leeches.

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