Mornington in the Heat

Last Sunday, Melbourne gave us a taste of summer which I am not really keen on having right now. It was 32 degrees and everybody was off to the beach. So the restaurants were busy and the beach was so packed you can’t even relax. Anyway, Jack and I went to the coastal town of…

My Wet Weekend

I wasn’t sure if I was gonna attend the Sketchmeet last Saturday because the forecast was rain and possible hail. But overnight it seemed to get better so off I went tagging along hubby and daughter. On our way to our 11 am meeting time. Got to the Cook’s Cottage in the middle of the…

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

It was a brilliant day to explore the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens. The first time that we visited this place was when the kids were still in their teens. (more than ten years ago) and we didn’t seem to like it then because there wasn’t any shade and not much to see. But I guess the…

Things to see in Melbourne

“Wherever you are – be all there.”— Jim Elliot First stop, as I always do, is visit Hosier Lane. This is the spot that has street art that changes very often…sometimes even just in a week’s time, murals are already painted over. Please click to enlarge image. Doors can also be found amidst all the…

In search of Frankston’s giant canvases

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” ~ Rumi Frankston is known for its waterfront scene but it is also now becoming the most sought after street art destination. The Big Picture Fest has been running for 5 years now and Frankston has been the playground for local and international…

Eat…Walk…Repeat

“First, we eat. Then, we do everything else.” – unknown Last Saturday was a great weather weekend. So instead of fixing the tap on our kitchen sink (there’s a bit of dripping going on there), we opted for a better way of spending our day. I and hubby asked our besties to come with us…

A walk around Lake Daylesford

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens I never get tired of Daylesford. Although I have been there a couple of times before, I still enjoy the peacefulness of its lake. But what more this time around when I have my whole family with me. On one side was…

Balaclava

Tim and Leigh arrived back in London a few days ago, safe and sound. These shots were taken in Balaclava last week during their last day here in Melbourne. Balaclava is an inner suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. We had a walk in the bustling Carlisle Street which is…

A Morning at Schwerkolt Cottage

Last Saturday was my first time to join this group of happy and talented artists of the Melbourne Urban Sketchers. I was with Jack and intentionally came early to be able to walk the grounds before everybody arrived. This historic museum complex surrounded by 2.25 hectares of bushland was established in 1884, with historical buildings,…

A Walk in the River Gum Creek

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but the wide world’s joy.”– Henry Ward Beecher There hasn’t been rain but there wasn’t sunshine as well for the past couple of days here in Melbourne. So when I saw the sun when I woke up this morning, I excitedly went out for…

Walking to Get Coffee

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau Everyone was still asleep…the sun light was just starting to peep though the clouds. My husband, my son, my daughter in law were all fast asleep but Pat and I decided to go for a walk around Daylesford and have…

A leisurely walk in the park

“A garden is not a place. It is a journey.” – Monty Don I love going to the Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick… either by myself or with hubby. It is a 39 hectare of simple joy, easy walk, relaxing water features and wonderful species of flowers and trees! Going to the right walkway we…