My daughter got this game for Christmas, well, actually it was more of an activity.
We'll call it a Mega gemstone dig kit (mainly because that's what it was).
The idea is you get to play the part of archeologist; chipping away at a block of plaster until you reveal the gems set within.
It requires patience, a certain amount of 'don't give a damn about the mess', and an understanding that sometimes what you find may not be all that you expected. Just like people.
We started the week honouring our local heroes with Australia Day awards.
A former newspaper editor, a livestock production expert and a champion of the elderly were among those recognised for their outstanding community service in the New England region.
Rain was another bright spot this week, not drought breaking, but a decent start. Rivers are running once more, and weirs overflowing.
Of course we'd welcome the follow-up. And just so you know Chaffey Dam is on the way down again, after that slight rise during the week. This heat won't help.
And finally, I'd like to extend a farewell to one of our own. Jamieson Murphy is moving on to take up the role of national rural political reporter with ACM based in Canberra. He's probably settling into his new digs as we speak.
Good luck Jamieson, we're looking forward to following your career.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,