12 Dec 2012

Some Things I Have Learned Recently


Things are never, ever as you expect them to be.  So it's best to go into any kind of new experience with no expectations.  If you have expectations you will probably get disappointed.

9 Dec 2012

Wandong Weekend

This weekend I returned to Mick's family home to see Kayleigh and co.  Unfortunately Mick was away with work, but on the bright side that meant that Kay and I could spend a girly weekend together.  I packed up my camera, netbook and an all important bottle of wine and hopped on the train at Southern Cross station.

With Christmas now around the corner and my festive feelings somewhat lacking we decided to bake some mince pies.  It worked a treat, after mince pie number six I was starting to feel warm and fuzzy (and sick).


8 Dec 2012

Prahran Market, Melbourne

My housemate Russ is from Manchester, UK.  He has lived here for over four years though, so considers himself almost local.  The benefits of living with a local are that you discover hidden gems far quicker than you would on your own, if at all.  Today I was invited to go with Russ and his son to Prahran Market.  Something I had never heard of, but they told me there would be free sausage samples, so I agreed to go.

It's a market, but a good one.  I'm glad I was introduced to it and even more glad that I got to see a new part of Melbourne's suburbs.  Chapel Street goes on a lot more than I had initially realised!


6 Dec 2012

The Ducklands

So this may or may not actually be about an area of a certain city (may or may not be Melbourne), the name of which sounds very similar to The Ducklands.  I'll leave you to try and figure it out.

The Docklands, Melbourne.  Which I suppose sounds kind of similar to The Ducklands
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4 Dec 2012

Melbourne For Runners

I haven't been running for over a month.  I stopped about two weeks before my flight out here because I was too busy and haven't been able to start getting back into the habit until now.

At the bottom of my road is the start of a road called Birdwood Avenue, running alongside which is a dirt path.  Aka, the Tan Track.  It's a purpose built running track that follows the outer perimeter of the Botanical Gardens.  A few days ago, I put my running shoes on and switched on my ipod, and off I went.  The route I ran was approximately 2.5 miles.  I won't tell you my time because it's embarrassing.  What I'll do instead is show you some pictures I went back later and took.

It's brilliantly planned.  There are markers to tell you how far you've gone, there a two clocks at opposite ends so that you can time yourself and there are automatic lights for late evening and early morning runners!