I am writing as quickly as I can from a a very expensive and slow intenet terminal in Alice Springs Airport. We are on route to Uluru to see the great Rock. I haven't seen the famous rock yet but Alice Springs is a special place to me. Uluru is steeped in Myth and Legend but it is not my myth and legend. Alice Springs however has a special place in my own personal mythos having been force fed a diet of Outback Australiana by my older sister who first fell in love with Australian literature then with an Australian man. I find it hard to believe I am actually here. Having a terrific holiday in Australia by the way.