Monday, 22 June 2009


Look at that beautiful sunshine glistening on the water
on this sensational Melbourne Winters Day.
Make sure to click on the photos to enlarge them

Today Max and I went to Melbourne (just over an hours drive away) as Max had a job interview. Fingers crossed that he will get this one. He was retrenched in October and has since then only managed to pick up a few small contract jobs.
EDIT - Laura asked what retrenched was - so I figured maybe others didn't know.
This is a definition from the web -retrenchment - Whereby an employee is dismissed because the employer has made a definite decision that they no longer require the job you are doing.
On our way home we went to St Kilda and had lunch at the beach.
Loved the colour of this boat

You can see the buildings in Melbourne in the background behind all those masts.

St Kilda Pier is quite long.
Click here for some information on the area.

There is even a cute little bridge next to the childrens Rotary Club Playground
Max had to pose for this photo for you all

Wednesday, 17 June 2009


We were meant to go Hot Air Ballooning on Monday and then
again Tuesday but both times it was just too foggy.
I know it is Winter but it could be nice to me and
stay away on the mornings I want to soar through the air.
So we have now tried 3 times and still have't been.
Our next date is 11th July, so I will be keeping my fingers crossed.
This morning like our last few mornings has been like this
These photos were taken just before 10.00am
To the right of my front garden

To the left of my front garden.
Who do I see through the fog.
Oh yes, sweet Riley with his Grandad looking at me
Yes today and tomorrow are babysitting days.
Some aspects of foggy mornings are great.
Like the rose below
I just love the dew on the rose petals

Wonderful looking spider web

I will certainly add a post when we do get to go
Hot Air Ballooning

Monday, 8 June 2009



Last week Max and I were meant to go for a Hot Air Balloon ride.
The photo below shows the reason we never went.
Low clouds over Melbourne.
We were so disappointed - the ride was a
birthday gift I gave to Max last September.
We stayed in South Yarra the night before as we
live too far away to get to Melbourne for the dawn flight.
We have booked again for Monday 15th June

The Albany Hotel in South Yarra where we stayed

While in Melbourne we went to the Shrine of Remembrance .
The Shrine is Victoria's largest and most visited war memorial and
is probably Melbourne’s most recognised landmark

This photo shows the Remembrance Garden – Post 1945 Memorial.

The Ceremonial Entrance to the Shrine

Statues in the foreground of the Shrine

The Eternal Flame was lit by Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1954
Stone with
"We Shall Remember Them"
engraved into it.
Gallipoli Memorial shows a soldier from the
Medical Corps transporting a wounded colleague to a casualty hospital.
Window from the lookout area
Looking towards the Botanical Gardens

Stone of Remembrance

A special feature of the Shrine is the Ray of Light. Thanks to the combined skills of the astronomer, the mathematician and the surveyor the Ray of Light falls on 'LOVE' on the Stone of Remembrance at 11am on the 11th of November and will continue to do so for 5,000 years at least. The time and date commemorate Armistice (meaning a stay of armed conflict) which marks the end of hostilities in World War 1.

This is where the Stone of Rembrance is

Father and Son Statue
This tells you about the following 3 photos

A cool walk along the Yarra River
on a foggy Winter morning