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…

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…

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 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…

Let us go for a walk

“Make a splashTake time to reflectListen to natureReed moreBe greenDon’t get bogged downWhat’s the rush?”– YourTrueNature.com Many times I have wrote about my journey overseas or my visit to nearby Melbourne streets or to some towns in Victoria, Australia. But for Anne’s topic for this week, Local Vistas, I have decided to take you to…

A Walk in Badger Weir

“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” – Mary Davis A favourite picnic spot in the Yarra Valley is Badger Weir Picnic Grounds, located about 7km from Healesville township. We went there a week ago to celebrate the birthday of our friend, Gary. Our day started with lunch of course. Here are some…

One step at a time…

This is Cape Schank… a site of rich European history, identified by the heritage listed Cape Shank Lighthouse precinct. The Cape Schanck Lighthouse was built in 1859 as the second coastal lighthouse in the Australian state of Victoria. It is located on Cape Schanck, at the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula.  For Ludwig’s Monday…

Being a Tourist in My own city…

“Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near.” – Paulo Coelho Wandering the streets of Melbourne and being a tourist in my own city gave me a feeling of joy. My main destination was to view the flower mannequins at the Emporium in the CBD. Fleurs de Villes was on…