OMG That is so cool!

Thank you my long lost friend

This is something I am keen to try one day although I suspect that my climate is too dry

Dry is good, you should be ok as long as your soil has good nutrients. And you just have to hand water.

Yay for the pineapple growing again!

Ahh seeing this reminds me of the first time I looked up what a pineapple plant looked like, I'm not sure what I thought I'd find but for some reason I was surprised by it XD