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Where I’ve been and what I’ve seen?

Melbourne … such a beautiful city.

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Such amazingly big trees and gorgeous parks right next to huge city buildings. Our hotel apartment was in the city centre but we still walked A LOT … we also mastered the Melbourne trams which saved my protesting legs a bit. Fortunate timing meant there was a huge craft show on … so I got to meet Lyn and Dawn at the Fiskars stand … and stock up on beading, scrapping, craft supplies all in the one very cool old building.

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Of course … we went to shop and shop we did! Spent ages at the Queen Vic Markets and found this delightful little boutique type store with all things pretty. Also took a tram ride out to my cousin’s place in St Kilda so snapped a pic of the Luna Park face … didn’t go in though … more shopping won out against roller coaster rides.

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More shops … loved the specialty shops with amazing window displays. I finally got a set of babushka dolls … have wanted some since I was little. Found a nice cupcake shop but didn’t take a pic … ate afternoon tea at this french bakery … and yes, it did take ages to choose!

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Melbourne at night was incredible … watched the fire balls in front of the casino. The little drooling cutie is my cousins girl Siena.

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The reason for our visit … to celebrate Mum’s 60th birthday … I think we did that pretty well. We bought her a ticket to Chicago the musical which was lots of fun and ate at fancy places.

Also squeezed in a visit to Ikea … just to see what’s there … and even managed to eat banana bread at Macca’s … an Australian delicacy … according to the SOF girls.

So … that was Melbourne in 5 days … totally need to go back one day and see the rest.

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  1. Ahhhh Melbourne, what a wonderful place to visit. Spent a week there with a girlfriend two years ago and it looks like we saw many of the same things as you did (have been working on scrapping the photos just recently). I think we even shopped in the same little boutique shop! Would love to visit again one day but this year its a Mums/Daughters trip to Adelaide for some Christmas shopping (I am the daughter not the mum).
    Raewyn

  2. Yahooo – nothing like a trip away with great shopping thrown in. Macca’s and banana bread hmmm, what do they call it? Mcbread?? Glad to see you had a fab time.

  3. Didnt realise you were going to melbourne…. LOVE that city…and those markets are cool ah!!!! i was only there for 7 days for a studying tour…. and only had 2 days to look around so i TOO must go back…
    glad you had a great time

  4. Looks like it might be time for me go further than the Gold Coast. What an awesome trip.

  5. Ohhhh, wow, it looks amazing! I went with a girlfriend many years ago, before kids, and had a great time; I’m thinking I might have to go again! Those little shops look so lovely. And lucky you, being there for a big craft show. Sounds like you had a great time!

  6. haven’t been there and those pics just made my mouth water a little bit …

    Yep, you packed a whole lot of fun into 5 days … woo hoo, go you …

  7. Love the photos Bev, looks like an amazing time! Can’t wait to see what you do with all your new goodies.

  8. Sounds like a wonderful wonderful mini holiday Bev if the photos are anything to go by. What a lovely treat for your Mum also. Oh the shopping – looks wonderful.

  9. πŸ™‚ I also love the shop windows of the bakeries πŸ™‚ I’m going there in Feb next year for a conference but doubt I’ll have time to spend doing any shopping – poop.

  10. We love Melbourne – we took the kids in July and they loved it too. They say they would rather go to Melbourne than the Gold Coast – figure that?

    Aren’t those cake shops in St Kilda amazing – the window displays have me drooling. Sounds like a wonderful trip.

  11. Fantastic – I’m green with envy!

  12. sounds like a great trip.

  13. Bev … it looks wonderful! Great pictures of a wonderful little holiday! So wish I could have been there with you πŸ˜‰ … x

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