Gert has a friend who swears she knew a woman in the States who used to say, instead of “Thank you”, or “That’s good,” or “I like that”,
Lurv it, lurv it great to be alive!
That’s exactly what Gert thought when she woke up this morning just before light to the song of the Australian magpie, one of the loveliest sounds the earth has to offer, a sound that touches even the leathern heart of Gert when she’s overseas and thinking of Oz.
Here’s a YouTube clip that gives some idea. The magpie is also a mean mimic.
Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kookr/9662638680