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Melbourne's weather this April…

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Melbourne, Random | 2 comments

Melbourne's weather this April…
I can hear you thinking this may well be the dullest post I have posted yet - but hold on! I stumbled on this site yesterday after marveling at the fact that despite it being mid April Elfie, Apple and I were planning to spend the afternoon down at the beach in Rye. I stumbled upon this site, Meterology.com, and found it to be intresting and packed with all the sort of random facts I love! **The screen shots are from the Meterology website taken Wednesday 17th April, 2012. Can you imagine ... Read More

Offspring Season 3…

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Melbourne, Random | 9 comments

Offspring Season 3…
Yay for Offspring season 3 starting tonight on Chanel 10 but it has made me realize I need to organizes my next OP (Offspring Plan) tour where friends and I use the show as an excuse to explore a bit of Melbourne and visit some bars and restaurants. It's been lovely how many emails and comments I have had about the show and how many people love the idea of an Offspring themed outing (destinations not neurotic (but lovable) family fights in public). Whats been even cooler (yes, I may well be stuck ... Read More

Melbourne's very own little wolf, Lupino…

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Dining, Melbourne | 2 comments

Melbourne's very own little wolf, Lupino…
Tucked away on Little Collins behind white washed brick walls sits one of Melbourne's newest Italians, Lupino. When I was told we were being taken to an Italian restaurant with pasta "like momma used to make" I was thrilled. I love those authentic feeling Italian restaurans.   We headed over to Lpino during the lunch rush and found it next to the back of the Melbourne Club tucked along a little side street. The only reason we found it was the small red fox outline glowing above the door.   We ... Read More

Heffernan Lane, Melbourne…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Melbourne, Photographs, Random | 0 comments

Heffernan Lane, Melbourne…
I really like how random Melbourne can be and Heffernan Lane, sandwiched (or dumplinged or pita'ed - you will get this humor soon) between Lt Bourke and Lonsdale is a perfect example.   As a part of the Laneways Commisions in 2001-2 a Word and Ways installation was set up by Evangelos Sakaris. The random assortment of street signs is tucked between China Town and Little Greece and features quotes from Lao Tzy a Chinese philosopher and Herclitus a Greek philosopher. If my earlier joke ... Read More

The Emporium Melbourne February and March 2012…

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Melbourne, Random | 1 comment

The Emporium Melbourne February and March 2012…
Every time I walk past this new development, Emporium Melbourne, ¬†seems to becoming more facade less content.   It was sad and intresting (an odd combo I know) to watch so much of it being knocked down the other week and then last week all that was left was empty windows with daylight streaming through both sides. I look forward to the new shops but am sad we seem to be losing so many of Melbourne's beautiful old buildings in there name.   For earlier posts on this new ... Read More

Feeling behind the times…

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Melbourne, Random | 1 comment

Feeling behind the times…
Then worry no more as P&O should be able to make you feel a hint more modern.   This evening I was browsing the web, inspired as I was by the big cruise ships in Sydney's Circular Quay this morning, and I stumbled upon the following gem selling Melbourne as a tourist destination...would you go here? ...and for those of you wondering when the "new" Arts centre was well...new...it was the early eighties!   ... Read More