Tagged with Melbourne

2017: bringing in the brunch

2017: bringing in the brunch

So I headed from Cairns to Melbourne, on what is usually 3.5 hour flight. It was a beautiful clear day and I spent most of the flight glued to the window staring out at alternating views of unending coastline, brown land, farmland and ocean. You really begin to understand the term ‘The Never Never’ when … Continue reading

Melbourne – Something a bit different

Melbourne – Something a bit different

Even though I was freezing in Melbourne (yes even after three winters in Europe, I still get cold in Melbourne) I spent a good deal of time wandering the CBD trying to find, as always, a glimpse of the past. There may not be that long a past in Australian cities but Melbourne probably has … Continue reading

Around Victoria – the countryside

Around Victoria – the countryside

With three whole weeks in Melbourne to blog about, I was about to start a recount of all the “exhibitions, gourmet home cooking, exercise, crime shows, coffee dates, road trips and cat harassment” I got up to…but actually that is a direct quote from the blog I wrote about Melbourne almost exactly two years ago. … Continue reading

Staycation in Melbourne

Staycation in Melbourne

It’s 26 degrees, the sun is blinding and I am on to my second cold beer watching the Ashes…that’s a line I never thought I would say whilst ‘sat’ in a pub here in London! Only a week ago I was stubbornly refusing to concede I was cold in Melbourne (after a European winter, who … Continue reading