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So lucky to live here – beautiful evening

By | November 29th, 2017|architecture, cinema, design, parks and gardens, weather|

So incredibly grateful right now. I only had to wait 20 minutes for a bus and it is 11:30 pm on a Wednesday night. So amazing. This little strip is one of my favourite in Melbourne. It is Lygon St in Carlton. So leafy and vibrant and lush.

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Happy marriage equality day

By | November 15th, 2017|bars and restaurants, interesting people, music, parks and gardens, relationships|

Hooray!! It is a great time in Australian history. :-) I am so pleased that the Yes campaign won. We were scared, hehe, it is true. Trump, Brexit, One Nation. How many dickheads are in this country anyway? But for now, it is time to celebrate. It is such a great day! Someone at my [...]

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Clifton Hill adventures for new red shoes

By | October 28th, 2017|parks and gardens|

Clifton Hill is a pretty suburb. Very leafy in the southern streets. I walked there today, because I wanted to buy some airy, breezy, summer Birkenstock shoes. They did not have black in my size, but they did have red. I went to a very interesting cafe for some lunch to think about this. And [...]

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Spanish book club in the sunshine

By | October 22nd, 2017|friends, literature, parks and gardens|

Medicine for a blue heart. Spanish Book Club was so fun. I didn’t read out loud, but it was both beautiful and melodic to hear the different ways that the sounds are made in Spanish. Mistress Butterfly is right. It is very intellectually stimulating and afterwards I stayed for a drink with Little Bird. It [...]

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the sweet smell of birthday flowers

By | September 2nd, 2017|holidays, journal, parks and gardens|

I just got the most incredible bunch of flowers for my birthday. They smell so sweet, of Australian wattle. They also have tulips, orange roses and some magnolia. They have added a certain happiness to my day. I am feeling excited about being alive and in the world. It is nice to step out for [...]

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Tim Flannery – Sunlight and Seaweed

By | August 31st, 2017|interesting people, parks and gardens, technology, weather|

I am so happy. It was nice to get out and hear Tim Flannery talk about some of his optimism where climate change is concerned. He is an Australian scientist and he was talking about the fact that the battle has largely been won where use of fossil fuels is concerned in energy and transport. [...]

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dreaming of the perfect shot

By | June 15th, 2017|architecture, art, parks and gardens, photography|

The problem with planning Instagram is that I am looking for a particular shot. And nothing in my existing library will do. I am wondering if it will ruin the fun of Instagram, if I am going to get obsessed with planning the next shot. It will not be as instantaneous and fun as it [...]

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Melbourne on holiday – Melbourne as home

By | June 4th, 2017|art, bars and restaurants, holidays, parks and gardens, weather|

I am just remembering one of the first times I came to Melbourne on a holiday from the coast. It was so exciting. There is something about the way that a city resonates when it is unfamiliar and you are there on a holiday. Melbourne doesn't have the same 'buzz' as it did when I [...]

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in the moment – natural and wholesome native flowers

By | May 23rd, 2017|parks and gardens, photography|

Step one: choose an image that resonates with me right now. Unexpected, but real. Step two: turn on the heater and get my house all cosy for an autumn evening in Melbourne. Step three: let the content of the photograph flood every synapse with an earthy, wholesome texture. Step four: dream of getting out of [...]

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