Missing for a while

I just haven’t been motivated to write blog posts recently but now that we are staying at home I have no excuse. I will start with some of my latest reads.  As we have had time at home I have had time to get some reading done. Both of these books are by Australian authors…

Bicycles, a car park and Mad Max

Why, you may ask, do I have a photo of a bike with no wheels?  It all relates to Mad Max, the movie. This is one of the car parks at the University of Melbourne. If you were perhaps wondering about the notice on the bicycle frame this is what it says. There were a…

An interesting art exhibition

When I was in Melbourne recently I visited Federation Square as I wanted to go to the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image).  Just my luck. A bit too long to wait. My train departed the next day. Luckily for me the Ian Potter Centre/NGV is also in Federation Square so I visited that…

Tuesday Travels. . Morris and Sons, Melbourne

This is my favourite store in Melbourne.  Morris and Sons. You really have to know where to locate the store as it is not at street level.  The store is above Dymocks Book Store at 234 Collins Street.As you can see it is a wool shop.  Why would I be visiting a wool shop when…

The Hopetoun Tea Rooms

We have visited the Block Arcade in Melbourne many times over the years but we have never been into the Hopetoun Tea Rooms.  Usually there is a long queue outside the tea rooms when we go past.  As I went past this time there was no queue as it was fairly late in the day,…

These shoes were made for me!

I have been to Melbourne for two days as I had a voucher that needed to be redeemed. My children gave me a voucher for my 70th birthday in December to get custom made shoes at Habbot in the Royal Arcade Melbourne. It has taken me this long to get myself organised to make the…