Tuesday Travels. . Ararat, Victoria

On our recent travels in Victoria, before restrictions were enforced again, one of the towns we visited was Ararat.  We were on our way to the wineries in that part of the world. We had stopped in Ararat for the night and had time to have a wander around the town before dinner.  There are…

The Great Alpine Road. . . .Tuesday Travels

We have just returned from a few days in the Victorian Alps and the Rutherglen wine district having traveled the Great Alpine Road.  We just wanted to have a chance to see the Autumn colours in the Bright region as we had missed them on our previous visit. We organised our accommodation for two nights…

Omeo, Omeo, not wherefore but where art thou Omeo?

I live in Metung, East Gippsland which in the eastern part of the state of Victoria in Australia.  Omeo is in Victoria and in terms of distance in Australia it is quite near to Metung. Omeo is situated on the Great Alpine Road and my reason for mentioning Omeo is that I have just finished…

Mateship with birds

My latest A-Z Book challenge book is Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany.  Way back in February I listened to a podcast on Radio National and decided I needed to buy the book.  I had read Carrie Tiffany’s previous book, Everyman’s rules for Scientific Living, as it had been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award….

Jumping through hoops

I had no idea there were so many bureaucratic hoops to jump through when you volunteer to work with children. Now that we are back, I thought it was about time for me to get involved at the local primary school in a voluntary way.  I still have my teaching accreditation for the state of…

You know you are back in Victoria when . . . . .

Having been overseas for three months you tend to forget how you become immune to the style of your local press.  While I was away I used the internet to catch up on the news in Australia, using the ABC website to get the overall picture. Yesterday I read the Saturday Age,  (a Victorian newspaper)…