Category Archives: City – CBD

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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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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Fitzroy Gardens and the Paparazzi

We found ourselves at Fitzroy Gardens for a brisk morning outing this week.  While we weren’t quite sure what we would find and while Colin was strapped into his “pusher” we ventured into this large, nice enough, green space north of the … Continue reading

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Local Pigeons

Our local pigeons are of the brightly colored, menacing, tropical variety.  Loud noises outside?  Could it simply be city noise?  Nope, its much more likely to be the birds.  Our local pigeons (rainbow lorikeets) continue to wake my son from his daily nap.  … Continue reading

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Fireworks in Winta’

We were able to have a belated 4th of July celebration with winter fireworks over the weekend at Docklands.  Can I tell you the best thing about fireworks in winta’?  They begin at 7pm and your kids are still wide … Continue reading

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National Gallery of Victoria

We visited the National Gallery of Victoria over the weekend and had a great morning exploring art in Australia.  I love bringing my kids to art museums (yes, I have a background in visual art.)  Claire has been visiting them … Continue reading

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