Category Archives: Melbourne

Our Final Aussie Days

Donning heavy coats and gloves before going out has me reminiscing our final days in Australia.  We took our final trip down the Mornington Peninsula.  Alone on gorgeous beaches in Portsea (barely warm enough for swimsuits) we took our last steps in rock … Continue reading

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The Weather

What’s with the weather around here?  It comes, it goes, it comes back, and goes again.  The weather is incredibly indecisive and the forecasts are terrible about predicting inclement weather. Australians often complain about the weather in Melbourne because it simply … Continue reading

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The Kids Storm Through Melbourne

To see, sense and explore with children can be an arduous task.  They can become overwhelmed and easily frustrated with museums and attractions at any age.  Melbourne is extremely accessible and welcomes children.  In turn, my kids have welcomed the city into their vernacular. … Continue reading

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Loving the Livability

If you haven’t already heard, Melbourne was recently named the “Most Livable City in the World” by The Economist.  While there have been arguments against this title, including lack of “urban density” and transit options, I reside in the affirmative camp.  Here are my … Continue reading

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Cup Day

Our first Tuesday in November, Melbourne Cup Day, (and State of Victoria public holiday) was spent at home organizing Halloween candy and watching the “race that stops a nation.”  We saw many champagne flutes and fascinators fluttering about the marquees.  Then the horses … Continue reading

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Halloween Rising

Halloween is alive and well in Melbourne.  Its popularity is growing fast.  Apparently it’s growing so fast that those unable to purchase their own Halloween decorations would go so far as to steal their neighbor’s decorations.  Our skeleton went missing late last week and my … Continue reading

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The Queen in Melbourne

My daughter, Claire, “Mommy?” Me, “Yes?” Claire, “Are we going to see the Queen?” Me, “Well, uh… ok, sure.  Let’s go see the queen.” Claire, “I need my tiara.  Will the Queen wear a crown?” Me, “No, the queen will … Continue reading

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