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
It's out! The March issue of Time Out Melbourne has hit the shelves and tucked away on page 26 is the article about filming Offspring in Melbourne, more especially Fitzroy and uses my blog and me as a source! Now I know a true blogger might take this naturally in stride, but not me - I want to jump up and down, toast with champagne (in saucers not flutes) and buy lots and lots of copies.
When I headed to Mag Nation on Elizabeth at lunchtime today I scoured the shop looking for this ... Read More
So a few days ago I got an email from a writer with Time Out magazine who, while researching the role of Fitzroy in the tv series Offspring, had bumped into the blog.
In May last year I convinced my friends to come on an Offspring inspired bar crawl (dubbed the OP or Offspring Plan) of Fitzroy so I could check out some of the places I had seen on the show. It took a little bit of research to identify the few places I wasn't sure of and then off we went. It was a great night with a follow up ... Read More
Well, my final Offspring blog. And what a lovely way to wrap up my current tv obsession (from a blog point of view - will still be tuning in on Monday). Sonido on Gertrude St is a small Colombian Cafe only open until four and thus a late addition to my blogging post. Unfortunately it was cerado (Colombian for closed I think) when we tried last weekend so I bribed Bean to meet me for Lunch and a shop this Saturday as she had missed out on all the OP fun last weekend.
Sonido is bright, bustling ... Read More
You knew it was coming right? How could I possibly lead you through all of these Offspring locations and not take you the the pub they seem to frequent in just about every episode. The pub that during season one hosted fights, reunions, drunken moments, sober moments, award moments, packed with potential moments, proximity to arson moments, a birth and one of the most horrifyingly funny songs by Eddie Perfect (a six at best).
...ok that was just a gratuitous Eddie Perfect photo...
During episodes ... Read More