Out of the bath, into my jammies, on with my coat and shoes, out the door and away down the path - leaving the rest of them to barrack for the losing team in the semi-finals of the footy on TV and squabble over who's next in the bath. It's drizzling so I'll have to memorize something to draw - so often I wish I could draw the sounds. Tonight it was so still and quiet except for the dripping of the rain ... and the noisy crunch of snails underfoot. We have very large snails here - about 1" across. When we first came to Australia, Dad offered us 1 cent for every one we collected - he had no idea how common they are and had to pay us kids $70 (today, perhaps about $600/250 pounds) before he dropped the price.