Holy shit! The test is just beginning and I've just dragged my sorry arse (oversexed but sorry arse) out of bed. I've been on a blinder _ A bender?. No, a blinder. Anyway, what's been happening? New year's came and went. Australian cricket will be fine. We've been at the top or thereabouts for a very long time. We'll always have plenty of fight. Thanks for your concern Kremmen, the floods are a good way from here. We've had a wet period (first for 15 years) and the bush is so happy, so are the pastures. Trees are lush with new growth. I swam into a flotilla of bluebottles on New years day, not much fun, stung like shit and changed my mood also, I was completely antisocial for the whole night (I was a total wet blanket). Shit!!, Clarkey's captain!! So, a few friends have had the same reaction to bluebottles, there may be some science in it. The series is coming to a close. Let's hope for a decent close game. You'll be pleased to know I enjoy the contest between bat and ball even when the result is beyond question. I think I just saw Pietersen mouth 'send her Pretorius' in the singing of the national anthem. Aussies to bat, no predictions from me. Carn 'shtraya!