I’d like to add to the complexities of yout thong thong and rubber observations. that if one someone should find themselves an 'American in Australia’do not refer to your fanny pack as such or people will fall about laughing in that funny childlike manner that is usually reserved by small boys about fart jokes. It’s not s fanny pack here, it’s a bum bag.
And tiz, I can’t Drink tea anymore as it contains very high salicylates and a cup or two will cause an EM flare. So now I am a coffee convert ( not quite as high in salicylates) and love my coffee. But I usually go for iced coffee. In fact, in summer I make a jug of it every couple of days. We find our pleasures where we can.