Tag: Melbourne

Silent Sunday #21

I’ve been scouring my photo archives to try to find some of my better ones (no easy task!). I’m picking a few from Australia for the next few months or so. World-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei exhibited a new edition of his… Continue Reading “Silent Sunday #21”

Things in Australia that made me smile: Urban Environment

I’m a “townie” so while I much enjoy the varied and beautiful Australian countryside and seaside, it’s the towns where I feel more at home. I loved just walking out of our rental apartments and having plenty of shops and restaurants on our doorstep.… Continue Reading “Things in Australia that made me smile: Urban Environment”

Postcard from Melbourne: Part III

I cannot believe that our Australian adventure is almost over. The time has just flown by and we’ve had such a blast.  Later today we’ll be flying back via Dubai and a four-day Dental Exhibition. We’ve spent the last 10 days or so, including… Continue Reading “Postcard from Melbourne: Part III”

Postcard from Adelaide to Melbourne

Tour Down Under over and it’s time to return to Melbourne for the last leg of our holiday. Like last year, time has just flown by. The sun was shining as we pointed our hire car in the direction of Portland, back in Victoria.… Continue Reading “Postcard from Adelaide to Melbourne”

Postcard from Melbourne to Adelaide

It’s Saturday evening, the first one in January, and my beloved and I are enjoying a night in watching the Twenty20 return match, Renegades v Stars. Looks as if it’s a sellout at HCG and it’s going to be an engrossing game, particularly after… Continue Reading “Postcard from Melbourne to Adelaide”

Postcard from Melbourne: Part II

As with my Australian diary from early last year, I’m running a week or so in arears largely because of the difficulties of downloading the accompanying photographs. Christmas Eve was spent shopping for food, particularly once I found out the market in Prahran wouldn’t… Continue Reading “Postcard from Melbourne: Part II”

Postcard from Melbourne: Part I

Despite an early morning arrival into Melbourne, we were able to get into our rental apartment, unpack and head out for breakfast nearby. We are staying in the same apartment in Prahran that we stayed in earlier in the year, only for longer. We enjoyed… Continue Reading “Postcard from Melbourne: Part I”

Postcards from Melbourne II – Yarra Valley

All too soon, we were on the final lap of our vacation. The time had just flown past. We chilled at a Vineyard Spa hotel in the Yarra Valley where the roads were quiet, albeit undulating, which afforded us plenty of opportunities to explore… Continue Reading “Postcards from Melbourne II – Yarra Valley”

Postcards from Melbourne I

Thankfully our luggage, including the two bike boxes, fitted into our hire car and we sped away to our first destination – a discount electrical store to buy a GPS. Yes, you can hire them but Herz’s hire charges equate to the cost of… Continue Reading “Postcards from Melbourne I”

Wise words

A very dear and wise friend said we should celebrate we’ve reached the grand old age of 60 without suffering from any serious illnesses, ailments or injuries. Well, there’s no point in receiving words of wisdom if you don’t act on them. Her birthday… Continue Reading “Wise words”