Melbourne got some much-needed rain overnight with falls in the catchment areas and north-east of the city where up to 42 mm were recorded.

Rain that actually fell in the catchments! Filling the dams! Hallelujah!

The new fence is looking good, the old fence and bits of next door’s bananas are still all over the yard. The fence guy will be back when the rain stops. The kid is trapped inside and bored with our very small loungeroom, so I’m breaking my usual rules by leaving the tv on all morning.

Australians of a certain age group may be amused to hear that Jane Kennedy just appeared on Dorothy the Dinosaur as Dentist Jane. I giggled constantly and had the theme song to Shirty: The Slightly Aggressive Bear running through my head.