Apologies for the blog-gap, but I went up north during the mid-term break. I drove up to Brisbane, a mere thousand kilometers (each way); my first road trip in Oz since I arrived here. I do like Brisbane; this is my second visit, and the drive was thoroughly engaging. I shall post on my travels in due course. Meanwhile feast your eyes on this little stick insect which we found loitering on Campus at the end of last term. Even the sparrows have to watch where they tread!