Dearest reader, sorry the second part of my Portland Vase story is slow in coming. My friends BS and LS are presently visiting from the States, which has made dining, wining and company enjoying my free-time priority. I probably could have finished the tale on Anzac Day had I not found myself detained for several hours at Coogee Oval/Randwick Rugby Club cheering on then toasting the Galloping Greens. Another thing I've done this week is fall hopelessly in listen with a new CD: "The Crane Wife" by The Decemberists. Folk-pop-rock, lyrically gorgeous, the sweetest vocals, packed with instruments...and it's a concept album!