It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
BUT, this time I’m running to far behind I’m posting this on California Friday… Something about all the stuff that stacks up to be done when you are AFK for 2 weeks and away from home too…
The main course was sauteed onions with a 1/2 pound ground (minced) lamb as a burger steak, with a slice of Havarti cheese melted on top.
Side was just Bag-o-Salad (American made of iceberg lettuce, with bits of shredded red cabbage, carrots, and slices of radish), and dressing was home made “Italian”. A fairly traditional 1/4 vinegar 3/4 olive oil, plus salt, pepper, and Italian spices mix. Add a squirt of mustard to help it mix, and shake vigorously, then let it sit 1/2 hour, shake again.
Wine? The only Little Penguin left at the discount store. Their Pinot Grigio. It is nice. Lots of grape flavor. But frankly, I like the reds a lot more. Pinot Grigio is a good wine ‘from the glass’ with cheese and such, but really, sauteed onions on lamb wants a red. OTOH, I’m still refilling the glass, so…
In Other News:
It looks like the U.S.A. is headed for a Biden POTUS. IF that really does happen, and it looks likely, Australia has just lost a major backer. We know Beijing Biden is 100% in pocket for China. How? Because you don’t take $1.5 Billion and renege on the deal.
With the USA no longer in opposition, what do you think China will do? Expand influence into the Pacific. And that means Australia is in their sights. Good luck with that. And good luck with your “In Pocket” guy in Victoria, too… Debt Trap Deplomacy, here you come…
I do hope you can stitch up a deal with the UK pronto. Maybe, just maybe, with that in hand you can have some backing from a larger global presence. The Commonwealth. Toss India in the mix and you’ve got something to depend on.
So, OK, a “Watch This Space” for a few months. But don’t dawdle. I can only drink wine so fast ;-)