I was walking on the beach with my friend Heidi yesterday. We were talking about the respective trips round Australia that we have done in the past: me with Grumpy (arguing all the way) and she with her boyfriend, Jerry Garcia.
It was the one holiday that Grumpy and I saved for and I mentioned that we had set ourselves a daily budget for fuel and for accommodation.
"Well, we had the camper," said Heidi, "so accommodation wasn't a problem. But what I needed to factor in was Jerry's drug budget - and of course we blew most of that in northern New South Wales."
Some people have Harrods; others have Nimbin. But only one gives you the sort of souvenir bag you can wander around in public with.