(Bananas have been anything from $13.00 to $19.00 per kilo for months after the terrible flooding in Queensland & Canarvon earlier this year. It's a bit of a dilemma - support the growers or be outraged at the price - never before have I eaten a banana that cost more than an avocado - but we tend to go with the support the growers model).
Last week we took a little drive over to Kalamunda and drove past these. I helped myself to five lemons, waved uncertainly in the direction of the house and mouthed 'thank you', and off we drove. Later in the afternoon on our way home, the tray was still full. Wish I'd taken more.. those lemons were good.
Thank you free lemon people.
Recently I joined the 'Petroleum Women of Perth'. How I came to be doing this is a long story, but I did. It's a club for the wives of men working in the oil and gas industry here, and while the Talking Engineer doesn't work in oil OR gas, and I am not actually his wife, I qualify as an associate member. Whatever. My current policy is say yes to everything (as long as it doesn't get me into too much trouble).
There was a small takeover bid outside the other day - having consulted my Simpson & Day Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, I'm pretty sure the one with the worm is a Grey Butcherbird. The smaller one looking to steal it is a Magpie Lark. The Butcherbird won. (Magpie Larks always come across to me as a bit stupid)