On another note... I think you should all go and see Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" which is on at the Wharf Theatre till February 4th (I think). If you are doing 19th Century Literature with me, then definately see it... because it is one of our texts this coming semester.... if you are not doing 19th Century Lit... still see it... Chekhov is a dramatist that we all need to understand more deeply... he is one of the great dramatic thinkers of the last 150 years....
I am off to Wagga-Wagga to take me 15 year old daughter to a music camp... and have just spent 10 great days (on my own) looking after my Dad's dogs (and mine) in the wilds of the Southern Highlands in Robertson... I can recommend it!