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Mid week French cuisine in a beautiful Melbourne winter

By | August 1st, 2018|bars and restaurants, holidays, weather|

I just got back from a really nice dinner at a French restaurant in my neighbourhood with my parents who are visiting my city for the next few days. It makes me feel like it is the weekend already, to go out and eat nice food and drink nice wine, hehe. On a Wednesday (I [...]

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sunny winter mornings in Collingwood

By | July 14th, 2018|art, daily life, music, weather|

It is the most stunning winter day. I love the weekend. Doodling around with a possible new venture, nursing a hangover, walking in the sunshine, listening to happy SKA music, chatting to friends. It is a particular kind of happiness. The street art is a new piece on Sackville Street. I wanted to document it, [...]

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Firelight Festival – Docklands – June 2018

By | June 30th, 2018|light art, weather|

It is so cold. Apparently we are having the coldest winter in Melbourne for 36 years. I don't mind. It is cosy inside and around the fire, but it definitely feels colder than the previous two years that I have been here. We went to the Firelight Festival at Docklands tonight. It was nice to [...]

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Fitzroy calling – shopping and tea

By | May 5th, 2018|architecture, art, daily life, weather|

It is amazing how therapeutic it can be to walk through the streets on a grey Saturday morning. The street art and the happenings and interesting architecture is exactly what my scratchy soul needs this Saturday morning. I still have to do my assignment and it is too early for lunch, but the world is [...]

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Friday night work drinks – heaven is warm and bubbly

By | April 21st, 2018|bars and restaurants, professional, weather|

We were blessed with a warm and balmy Friday and I knew that I was going to have a nice evening of drinks with work people, when they started talking about their penchant for buying cases of wine from nearby wineries. I feel like I am definitely in a good place in the world, with [...]

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Rainy day radio tunes – PBS

By | April 14th, 2018|radio, weather|

It is such a cold and rainy day in Melbourne today! Wind, cold, pouring rain. I guess winter was bound to come along eventually. :-) We had such a lovely summer. It makes me want to get cosy, with sockettes and tea and listen to my neighbourhood radio station. PBS radio is broadcast from studios [...]

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Robbie Burns – Tapas bar

By | March 25th, 2018|bars and restaurants, friends, weather|

Ambience is everything for a sunny Sunday afternoon tipple. Inside with Bob Dylan playing on the stereo and people discussing the finer points of the Spanish language or outside in the breeze under the umbrellas? I love the Robbie Burns. They have the most delicious tapas. It is such a nice place to get warm [...]

Late summer evenings in the neighbourhood

By | March 23rd, 2018|architecture, bars and restaurants, daily life, weather|

The streets were buzzing tonight on my walk home. Huge queues outside of both gelato shops and even Alimentari was open tonight. So lovely. All the way down the street, people were out at bars enjoying the last vestiges of summer.

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Bridge2Harmony – Fitzroy Festival

By | March 23rd, 2018|art, music, parks and gardens, weather|

Heaven! I am 3/4 the way through a bottle of the most lovely sparkling wine and the music is pouring through these solar and wind powered speakers. It is a festival for Harmony Day in Fitzroy and it is a superb end to the summer. The last band is the Tek Tek Ensemble and from [...]

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