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Long weekend at the beach

With the prospect of a work trip looming, we decided to take a trip to the beach and spend the long weekend together, away from distractions. We started in Braidwood … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Iran v Iraq

When the Asian Football Cup was announced to be held in Australia this year I was exhilarated at the thought of seeing live world class football. My colleague and I … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review – Journey to the Stone Country – 3 1/2 Stars

After reading Lovesong by Alex Miller with my book group, I was enamoured with this skillful writer and snaffled up two of his books second hand. On a recent trip … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

From Ben Boyd National Park to Melbourne

After one restorative week of camping in Ben Boyd National Park, we set off for a week in Melbourne. By 8am we had broken camp and were on our way … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review – Chicago – 4 Stars

A couple of years ago I took my first trip to the Middle East and asked a colleague to recommend some good books. He promptly recommended The Yacoubian Building by … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Street art in Fitzroy and Collingwood

Our final full day in Melbourne was a scorcher at 38C so we decided to visit Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Part of the lure of a day in Carlton¬†was the … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Yarra River walking tour

One fine and sunny day during our week in Melbourne we¬†followed the self-guided walking tour: On the waterfront. The large public art installations provided interest and spontaneous play equipment for … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Melbourne Street Art

Melbourne is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for its unique expressions of art on approved outdoor locations. Wandering around the streets of East Melbourne we … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

East Melbourne

We are staying in lovely, green, tranquil East Melbourne in serviced apartments. It is very comfortable here and we have everything that we need. From the tourist information centre at … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 1 Comment