Summer in Melbourne. Summer in Australia.

Summer down under.  It’s all sunshine and fun. Shorts and thongs (jandals/flip flops/plastic causal footwear). Days at the beach frolicking in the waves. Beach towels. Backyard cricket. Cricket at the G (the Melbourne Cricket Ground). Tennis at the Australian Open (what is with the new logo?). Music in the parks. People sleeping overnight on the…

Summer Afternoon

Summer Afternoon – the two most beautiful words in the English Language according to Henry James. Urrrghhhhh! It’s hot. To be very clear, I am complaining. U know it’s hot when the spiders pack their bags and galang! U know it’s hot when you put the clean knife in the teaspoon section and the teaspoon…

Day Twenty-Three of cocktail Advent Calendar

There’s a restaurant I have walked past several times, never been tempted in, and always noticed the Campari sign near one of its windows. Campari invokes deeply sentimental memories. Happy memories. Feeling nostalgic… Anyhoo, I think my love of Christmas stems from it being the one time of year that my family was guaranteed to…

Day Eighteen of cocktail Advent Calendar

I experienced a high today. A life high. My head nearly exploded. Cannot stop smiling.  Started off the day right – exercise, quiet time, no breakfast and dancing to Christmas music.  Don’t start with me about breakfast. I knew I was going to Posh Brit’s house for morning tea. So!  I’m a Melburnian who drives…

Day Twelve of cocktail Advent Calendar

I got free tickets to go and see a film in South Yarra. Another suburb that I used to frequent and haven’t recently. Chapel Street is the main street that I visit.  I went to the movie theatre and was again amazed at the pre-made cocktails. This time, they were in little bottles not on…

Pilgrim Bar cocktail Advent calendar

Pilgrim Bar advertised a cocktail Advent Calendar in What’s on Melbourne. I was intrigued to do something different for the lead up to the Christmas season. So… Day One  Drinks on the Yarra River with the Melbourne Arts Centre Spire and Hamer Hall in the background. The cocktail was refreshing on such a ridiculously hot…

Time out in the city (Melbourne)

It was a glorious day to be out in the city. Perfect blue skies one minute and then cloudy the next. The temperature did stay constant which is unusual for Melbourne. I met Posh Brit at Flinders Street Station and we made our way to Arbory. Arbory is a casual dining eatery that sits on…