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Public holiday wanderings

10 Jun

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The lone tricycle

9 Jun

I don’t recall seeing a notice for hard rubbish, but somebody decided it was and left this lonely, well loved and completely worn out tricycle on my little patch of land.

I’m considering it a sign, the lonely tricycle ends up outside the house of the lone single girl in the entire neighbourhood – get outta here.

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Scrap metal

9 Jun

I don’t know where one of my neighbours gets all of these car parts day after day. Always a new batch.

Didn’t know that many cars went to car heaven on a daily basis.

Guess away.

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Thursday night entertainment

6 Jun

Lets flip a car! For genuine, well meaning purposes, but please, it’s still entertaining to see a car flipped in these parts, even if it was for legitimate training purposes.

But seriously: The SES in Victoria does amazing work. Please support them.

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Autumn

20 Apr

Te weather is getting colder. Only a few weeks ago, this stretch of sand had people all over it. And now, a lone fisherman.

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Highlights of the past week

24 Feb

So it’s been a week since I last posted. What’s happened during this 7 days, 168 hours, 10080 minutes and massive amount of seconds.

Monday: after suffering through an incredibly hot day (around 36 degrees) I raced off to play tennis for the first time in 5 years. Once the sun went down it was a really nice night. I’ve learnt that I still suck at tennis but it was great to have a run around again.

Tuesday: I spent the night at a yelp event with my friends. Great night. We drank these whiskey cocktails:

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And ate these delicious chicken in leaves.

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It made me quite sad for the fact that I’m not living in the city or remotely close anymore. It was a long train ride home.

Wednesday: caught up with some twitter friends and an interstate new twitter friend. Starting to feel a little sickly by this stage.

On the train ride home, I had my first really bad experience on the Franga line. Only 8.30 at night, two guys decided that smoking and drinking on the train were the things to do. And then by Parkdale were getting quite agitated and loud. This is when one of them proclaimed to be mentally unstable, shouldn’t be out on public and were off their medication. So this is when I hightailed it out of there and switched carriages.

Says a lot for the state of our transport system when there is nobody there to protect the commuters.

Thursday: sick, sick, sick. Throat swollen, tonsels swollen, pain, shivers, sneezing and shaking. And I had a rather important meeting. So swallow some cold and flu tablets. These switched off the symptoms long enough to get into the office, only to have my meeting cancelled 2 minutes after arriving in the office. Awesome. Pretty much turned back around and went home.

Melbourne was going through a heat wave and the storms were trying to roll in. A lack of punch made for an amazing sunset.

Thursday nights sunset though

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Friday/ Saturday and Sunday.

Sick and hot. That is it. Exciting hey.

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Indecisive summer….

1 Feb

Melbourne in January… The middle of the summer for us and one of the driest months on record, that was until January 31.

So far, this blog has been full of pretty beach pictures but last night’s suburban adventures involved sirens and state emergency services (SES), which happens to be conveniently located up the road.

The storm ripped through Melbourne with quite a viciousness and brought with it not only heavy rain but a killer wind. This already determined that I’m not looking forward to winter down here.

This wind brought down trees and power lines blocking off side streets all around me. If it wasn’t for the sirens I probably wouldn’t have known a thing was going on because the house didn’t lose power. WIN!

So hello February 1, wish you would warm up a little bit (thick tights and boots have made a quick appearance).

And enjoy yesterday’s storm highlights.

Flinders Street Station and Southbank shrouded in grey. This storm came on quickly and surprised many.

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They call this a downpour – Flinders Street Station Platform 9

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SES Emergency Services attend to fallen trees. They did NOT like me taking this photo.
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Have a great Friday.

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