Desert Reds? Ants? I don't know what sex my skippy is. Haven't checked. I haven't seen a skinny pink thing waving around, so he must be a girl, like Pietersen. I like your ideas for a new series of Skippy with a male Kangaroo. Sounds like it could appeal to the interests of today's yoof. Everyday's yoof in fact. HBO might run it. Maybe now that the Australian team are a bunch of confused failures, you could start an Australian version of the Barmy Army. What's the weather like in Australia? We have just had the darkest day of the year, grey and miserable all day long. Horrible. Kremmen: The train arrives in Perth tomorrow. This seems a lot longer that three days.