Year: 2024

Every Day Life

Walking Around Melbourne’s World Famous Street Art Lanes and Alleyways

Melbourne is renowned for its vibrant street art scene, particularly in its laneways and arcades. These laneways are not just pedestrian thoroughfares but have become canvases for local and international artists, making the city a dynamic open-air gallery. I spent today with other members of my Probus Club exploring these interesting laneways. We generally followed […]

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Every Day Life

An Autumn Day Out

I always  think that Autumn is the nicest time of year in Melbourne and today was a prime example. We  had a balmy sunny day with no wind and blue skies. The temperature was a mild 20C. These Autumn days get cool once the sun goes down and the nights are quite cool but this […]

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Every Day Life

Events of the Last Few Weeks

My last few weeks have been busy wih activities that, on their own aren’t significant, although they have had an impact on me. Liberation of Villers Brettoneux Memorial Service Some years ago, along with my good friend Ken, I joined a commemorative organisation called ‘The Friends of the 15th Brigade’. This was the Brigade in […]

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Every Day Life

The Titanic Artifacts Exhibition

This week, I visited a superbly curated exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. It was a display of artifacts, stories and reproductions from the RMS Titanic that famously sank on her maiden voyage when she hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912. Of the 2,240 passengers and crew on board, more than 1,500 lost their lives […]

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Every Day Life

Our Pleasant Sunday Morning

There is something to say about being immersed in art. That’s what happened to us this morning when we visted the Lume in Southbank. The Lume is Australia’s only electronic art gallery. It’s an enormous space where images are projected onto the walls and suspended screens in a wonderful display of action and colour. We […]

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West Australia

Our Last Few Days in Perth

We returned home last night on a Qantas flight that arrived into Melbourne at around midnight. Other than Jill’s mobility scooter being taken to the baggage carousel rather than being delivered to the door of the plane, everything went well with this flight. We were exceptionally pleased by the service and friendliness of the Qantas […]

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West Australia

Our Activities with our Family in Perth

We have been busy over the weekend doing a number of things with our family in Perth. Saturday saw us going into the Perth Hills to visit a Cidery and enjoy a nice lunch at Core Cider’s Bistro. We had arranged to meet everyone there but we overestimated the amount of travel time that we […]

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West Australia

We’re Visiting our Family in Perth

We arrived in Perth on a late night flight last Wednesday (April 3).  On the last occasion that we were here it was just after Covid and the airlines and travel businesses were in disarray with a severe shortage of people. It took around three hours for our baggage to arrive after that flight landed. […]

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Every Day Life

There’s One More Thing

“Just One More Thing” was the phrase that Steve Jobs used at the end of an Apple World Wide Developers Conference to announce somthing important and significant before the end of the event. We finsihed our Tasmanian adventure on Saturday, staying in Geelomg overnight as the ferry was almost teo hours late in arriving. Driving […]

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Tasmania

Our Final Day in Tassie

Yesterday, we only had a short trip of less than 100 kilometres from Launceston to Devonport where we would catch the ferry back to the mainland. We took advantage of the time that would have on this short driving day to see some last minute sights and visit some friends. My old mate Leon or […]

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Tasmania

George Town and Beaconsfield

George Town sits on the east bank of the Tamar River near its mouth on the north coast of Tasmania. It was a short drive for us today to explore this area and its history. The town is now a modern administrative centre but historically it was an important place – the third oldest British […]

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Tasmania

A Change of Plan

Our day started with some excitement. We were awoken by thunder and lightning at around 5.00 am. Rolling thunder continued until we were packed up and ready to leave St Helens at around 9.30 am. It wasn’t raining when we left but, wow, did that change! Our plan for the day was to drive west […]

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