Christmas in Melbourne: The Myer Christmas Window

Myers in Melbourne has been providing a great family attraction of stories of all sorts of things in their window every Christmas since around 1956. Each year is a different theme and families line up waiting to view the windows and see the amazing displays that have been set up. It must take their staff […]

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Christmas in Melbourne: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

One of our daughters went out walking and sight-seeing in the evenings over the weekend. The Christmas light displays are starting to come out in full force. We live not too far from the seaside in Melbourne and there seems to be this competition amongst the various neighbourhoods to put on the best display of […]

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Christmas in Melbourne

If I can keep it up, I thought I would share on Christmas in Melbourne. Here in Australia we have Summer at this time of year so Christmas in our state of Victoria is commonly hot and it’s not unusual to have close to 40C heat on Christmas day. We are always grateful if it’s […]

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House hunting in Melbourne

Have you looked at the real estate sites to hunt for houses in your area? I’ve been looking at houses in the country/hilly suburbs of Melbourne as I have a dream to return to ‘country’ in the not too distant future. I’ve been using the feature on real estate sites to process criteria but what […]

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Receiving much needed rains

Here it is, past the middle of November and leading up to Summer and we’re experiencing cold, wet and windy days and thank God, much needed rain. The news report on the radio this morning told us that so far we’d received 20mm of water in the catchment areas and that was just by 9am. […]

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Stop the nation – the race is on!

Today is the day of the ‘race that stops the nation’ although it really only takes place in Melbourne at Flemington Race Course. I remember when my husband and I worked in South Australia, the govt dept would put on an afternoon (late lunch) barbeque and we’d all watch the Melbourne Cup on a TV […]

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Muck Up Day – a joke!

Perhaps I’m showing my age but when I attended High School we did not have Muck Up Day at the end of our schooling – despite Wikipedia claiming it was a common practice in all schools up to the 1980s. I grew up in South Australia and had never heard of Muck Up Day until […]

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A couple of months later

Like many blogs, this one got put aside when life became very busy. There seems to have been a run of conferences and other events over the past couple of months and as I do professional speaking, I’ve been involved in quite a number. 9 presentations just in July! Think I’ll try and not do […]

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Life in Melbourne

My family and I have lived here in Melbourne now for almost 17 years. That time has flown by! We came from a smaller city and, in my eyes, one that didn’t have a lot of life in it. I craved for a more active and exciting lifestyle when I was younger and often dreamed […]

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Lovely day in Kallista

With a public holiday yesterday in Australia, my husband and I decided to spend sometime with our eldest daughter and husband. So we took a drive to Ferntree Gully where the boys (Graham and Ryan) promptly took off on their mountain bikes for a ride in the hills and Melanie and I drove to Kallista […]

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