We are beset with larrikins, who lurk about in the darkness and deliver every sort of attack on the walls and roof with stones and sticks.
-H.W. Harper's Letters from New Zealand
The phrase is widely used in the UK.
There's a pub in Earls Court - The Prince of Teck - where, if I remember rightly, "larrikin" was written somewhere. It was refurbed and the stuffed kangaroo binned. Shame. The Australians always cheered me up with their antics. Quite often they'd end up fighting the South Africans. Happy as a boxer.
I love the autumn, and I usually feel best during that time of year, probably because of the festivities and what-not. But when I was a kid, I used to dislike autumn. The time that I like the least is the beginning of the year - January and February mainly, lol.
I'm merry as a lark right now as far as the weather is concerned. Autumn and winter are definitely my favorite seasons.
I not too comfortable with summer - it's too hot (and I'm really prone to headaches), I don't like to dress casually, the nights are far too short and everyone is supposed to be cheerful and outgoing. I'm happy for the people who like that, but it's simply not what I prefer - so if there is a seasonal depression, it's most likely to be during summer in my case.