Category Archives: Melbourne

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

Eureka!  On a whim, we decided to do something historical this past weekend (Aussie Father’s Day weekend) and visit Ballarat, a late 1800s gold-rush town, about 90 minutes from Melbourne.  It was a surprising uphill drive with views of burnt orange hills, rows … 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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Light Reading

Interested in learning about Australia?  About to travel down under?  Enjoy witty travel journals?  Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country is for you.  Australia Fun Facts Australia is the world’s sixth largest country and largest island, the only island continent and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Footy

Melbourne is the home of Australian Rules Football or “footy”.  Out of the 17 teams in the Australian Football League (AFL) about half reside in and around Melbourne.  When we arrived one of the first questions posed to us was “Who is … Continue reading

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Old McDonald Had A Farm…

We bounded down to Collingwood Farm this morning.  It is a sweet children’s farm where you can see and touch farm animals, watch peacocks strut their stuff, milk a cow and have a delightful lunch at an adorable cafe, with … Continue reading

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A House is a House for Me

Our Home Away From Home After being asked so much about our new home, I decided to post some pictures and some neighborhood pictures as well.  I hope it helps describe what it looks like to live in a Melbourne suburb (neighborhood.) … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 5th

Winter.  The evening sky over Melbourne. Sunday, June 5th, 5:48pm.

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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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