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Aug 2, 2009 - Last weekend in Melbourne

Saturday 1 August The day was bright and sunny but not hot. We walked to a farmers’ market which was really quite similar to UK markets, and then through St Kilda to catch a tram into town. St Kilda away from the beachfront is quite an diverse community, a mixture of hip and hippy, with both scruffy and trendy houses. We stopped to organise a treat for Jill and me at a spa in one of the hotels in St Kilda, as a thank you for lending us the car, which we could indulge in while Bren took Ant to an Aussie Rules football game at the MCG...

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Jul 31, 2009 - Back to Port Melbourne

Friday 31 July One of the few benefits of the rain was a beautiful rainbow which we could see from the windows in the lounge. It curved down right in front of us so we could see the end of the rainbow in the meadow below. No leprechauns though. I was a bit worried about the camera though. We had disassembled the camera the night before to try and dry it out – we could see moisture had got in to the lens and the viewfinder. Have spent a LOT of money on it only the day before we left the UK, and having really enjoyed using it, it was a...

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Jul 27, 2009 - Exploring Melbourne

Monday 27 July Jill and Bren both went to work today, leaving the Mitchells for a long lie in. When we finally emerged, we went round the corner into Bay Street in Port Melbourne and found a nice cafe where we had breakfast. We then wandered down to the promenade and along to the tram station to travel into the city. I had on a whim looked up an ex Carphone colleague who is a Melburnian born and bred but who had worked for a few years in London before deciding to return home after the birth of his first child. I made contact and we agreed...

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Jan 2, 2009 - Days 4-6 in Melbourne

This last week was spent with my good friend Ed and his family in Melbourne. Unlike the glaring heat of Sydney, Melbourne has instead been much cooler (and wetter) than Sydney and presents a very different feel to it too. For starters it feels much more European, to the point where if you squint you could almost imagine yourself in Amsterdam or some other European capital. Whilst high rises exist, they don’t overly dominate – and there are large parts of the town that are dominated by distinctive single and double fronted Victorian...

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