Great weather for the UCI Road Championships

If you’re into cycling you may well be watching the coverage of the UCI Road World Championships being held in Geelong today, which is not that far from Melbourne. Gorgeous weather, our Spring has really just begun.  Of course the Australian favourite is Cadell Evans but there are lots of great riders there and favourites […]

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Spring Festival in the Dandenongs

If you’re in Melbourne during September – November, then the Spring Festival is a must! There’s something on every weekend and often during the week too.  So far my husband and I have visited Cloudehill in Olinda, The Tulip Festival at Tesselaar’s in Sylvan and I’ve also been to the Alfred Nicholas Gardens and the […]

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Melbourne Autumns

Autumn in Melbourne is spectacular.  At this time of year the nights are starting to get a lot colder but some days are still beautiful – yesterday was!  And if you take a drive in the hills you’ll be met with the most beautiful views of Autumn colours. Here in Selby we have our own […]

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Looking for something different to do in Melbourne?

You don’t have to be a visitor to be wanting to do something different in Melbourne. You may even be a resident, or someone who is here fairly regularly for business or other purposes. Recently I learnt about andrenalin.com.au which lists a number of things you can do in Melbourne. Some of them look pretty […]

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Take a Ride on the Puffing Billy

If you’re looking for something special just outside of the city of Melbourne, why not come to the Dandenongs and go for a ride on the Puffing Billy.  Probably Australia’s most famous steam train ride, the train leaves from Belgrave and travels through many of the small towns in the Dandenong Ranges.  A great ride, […]

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Autumn in Melbourne

This is my favourite time of year. Still some warm days, but cooler nights, the leaves are turning colour and everything looks lovely. We have green, yellow, gold, orange, red, brown and many other variations in between.

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Remembering the ANZACs

Today, 25th April, is ANZAC Day and it’s celebrated the country wide. Here in Australia (and worldwide where there are Australians) we remember the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC is the acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The […]

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Life in the Dandenongs

Well, my husband and I have been living in the Dandenongs now for just over 3 months.  This is such a pretty part of Victoria, around 40kms south east of the city. My absence has purely been because of our packing/shifting/unpacking and getting used to new surroundings. I have been taking tons of photos and […]

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Kallista Tea Rooms

Now we live in the Dandenongs we decided to go to the Kallista Tea Rooms for Sunday morning breakfast.  Something we’d promised ourselves before we even shifted. It only took us 6 weeks to go. We were disappointed that even with a booking they didn’t have a table for us when we got there and […]

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Strange weather in Melbourne

We’ve really had very up and down weather over the past few weeks.  1st December traditionally marks the beginning of Summer here and yet in the latter half of October and beginning of November we saw above normal temperatures and extreme heat.  Summer seemed to hit with a vengeance and in fact in some parts […]

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