Friday, 26 February 2010
We took a trip to Queen Victoria Market on a sunday morning, walked away with Yarra Valley goats cheese, olives, baby octopus, chilli prawns, turkish bread, eggplant dip, Yarra Valley Merlot and a couple of cupcakes and headed to Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens. We found a semi-secluded spot, and spent the day lazing in the summer sun with the most delicious picnic.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
The things I will remember most about Melbourne; the amazing food, the beer at Mrs Parma's Microbrewery, Federation Square, the fire lanterns on the Yarra River, the fashion and the fashionable people, St Kilda's beach, the fairy penguins, Brunswick street bars and how much I will miss it.
Monday, 8 February 2010
First night in Melbourne. Checked into hotel, showered, found relatively un-screwed up clothing, met Katie and Micheal in lobby, walked along southbank to federation square, settled in Taxi bar, 1 bottle and 2 glasses of wine, 6 beers, back to hotel a little bit tipsy and a lot in love with Melbourne.
Saturday, 6 February 2010
We had to stay in Mackay for one night before our flight from their local airport, it was a Sunday and all the shops were closed. We walked around for a while barely seeing anyone, it was a ghost town. The motel we were staying in was less than pleasant so we wanted to spend as much time out of it as possible so ended up going to the cinema and to the pub which was full of locals who all stared at us like we were aliens from out of space. The only thing good about this town was this guitar I spotted in a music shop that I am sure Charlaine would love!!!
Remember that competition about a year ago for 'The Best Job In The World', the winner got to live here on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays. Lucky sod! We went there for a day, arriving early in the morning. There are very few vehicles on this island so we did as the locals do and hired a golf buggy for the day to explore the island- I even had a go at driving it! The Island has a population of under 5000, it may be small but it has everything you need from post office to five star restaurant. For lunch we decided to get takeaway fish and chips and head to One Tree Hill and enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding islands. If I had a spare million or two I would definitely call this place home.