Dino and the Dinosaurs will be bringing their brand of blues to Merlins Rest tonight, so that means GO! Good blues brings you up, or in these unexpected days of sunshine the blues keep you up. So pay a visit tonight, treat yourself to a pint and a bite to eat, and enjoy life!

And keep an eye on the calendar because the Thursday lineup will be a touch different in November. More about that soon.


* How are Australians boosting productivity and reducing crankiness in the mining sector? Lessons in foreplay, of course. (Seriously.)

* England’s obsession with squirrels is out of hand. But, well, this too plump for the getaway squirrel is sort of cute.

* And good luck to Scotsman Dougie Gillespie who has been called in unexpectedly to join an around-the-world boat race crew!