Staying in your own city

When you live in a city, how often do you actually stay in it? Graham and I have periodically won a night for two, or been given a gift by family for a stay in the city, and I love doing this – staying in the city and enjoying it, instead of rushing in and […]

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Anzac Day in Melbourne 2007

Anzac Day is a sombre occasion celebrated around Australia on 25th April each year. I haven’t attended any of the ceremonies – they are early in the morning and we don’t have a family member to ‘remember’ on such a day. However we are very conscious of the celebration and watch the events on the […]

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Melbourne Garden Show

If you are in Melbourne in April each year, then you’re in for a treat. The International Garden and Flower Show is on for several days and great to wander around. In 2007, with water saving being foremost on our minds, the garden show demonstrated how we could still have great gardens using water saving […]

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Inside the Butterfly House, Melbourne Zoo

Our girls have always loved visiting the Butterfly House and now, even as adults, it’s still a fascination.

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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is well worth a visit. You’ve been to lots of zoos? If you haven’t been to the Melbourne Zoo I encourage you to take a full day out to explore the beauty of this place. Can you spot the fake? The Melbourne Zoo has dotted around the zoo sculptures (or perhaps they’re real, […]

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Tram in Bendigo

Victoria has lots of great places to visit and some still have an air of the earlier age in them. Bendigo for example. We’ve stayed at B&Bs in Bendigo a few times.

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Wanna train ride?

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A Visit to Kallista

I went out with Melanie and Angela, our eldest and youngest daughters today, to Grants Picnic Grounds near Kallista in the Dandenongs for a lovely walk in the forest. I felt like going out after being inside all week working and it was a lovely calm day, neither cold nor hot. We really do have […]

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With New Eyes

Today I had to catch the train into town (Melbourne) to meet with a new client. I’d already prepared my papers and hadn’t taken anything with me to read on the train, so looked out the windows instead. As we drew in closer to the city I began to take notice of the different buildings, […]

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Much About Melbourne

So, why this blog? I saw someone doing the same for their city and I thought ‘what a great idea!’. so, here it is. Graham and I shifted our family of 5 daughters to Melbourne from a country town in South Australia December 1991. He’d had a transfer in his job and I had managed […]

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