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I'm a Melbourne girl, born and bred, and new resident of Geelong. Fantabulous adventures await as I explore my gorgeous new city and the stunning Surf Coast. But don’t worry—I’ll be crossing the bridge regularly to get my Melbourne fix.

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My WeekendNotes - 57
Are you a bit of a creative type? Love listening to some live music? Or just enjoy getting out and about in your local c... [more]
20/03/2016
Fawkner Park isn't in the northern suburb of Fawkner. It's actually in South Yarra, and is one of Melbourne's premier in... [more]
The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre recently celebrated its grand opening, and it is truly a jewel in Geelong's alre... [more]
Start the countdown, Frankstonites, as the Frankston Waterfront Festival is back for another fantabulous year. Showcasin... [more]
16/01/2016 - 17/12/2015
Already got plans for Boxing Day? Well, break 'em, because the International Food Truck Festival is coming to Geelong, a... [more]
26/12/2015
I don't profess to be a gardener. I don't have a green fingernail, let alone any green thumbs. But combine a nursery wit... [more]
Anglesea really is the quintessential beachside town. Situated right on the beach, in between Torquay and Lorne on Victo... [more]
Pistol Pete's Food N Blues. Isn't that just the coolest sounding name for a bar and restaurant? I thought so too, so aft... [more]
Geelong really is blessed with some truly beautiful parks, waterways and open spaces, and of course, the beautiful Corio... [more]
Most Melburnians have heard of Southgate, with its swanky restaurants and shops, just under the fabulous Arts Centre and... [more]
Hugo's Cafe & Dessert Bar is like my dream come true really. A cafe…dedicated to all things dessert. Cakes. Slices. Cook... [more]
Summer sport in Melbourne doesn't just mean cricket and tennis. The baseball season is now in full swing, and Melbourne'... [more]
16/10/2015 - 07/02/2016
Get ready Geelong, for the Magical Christmas Wonderland will be here for one day only, on Saturday 5th December at the G... [more]
05/12/2015
There's not a whole lot on the highway in between the outlying suburbs of Geelong and the beachside town of Torquay, oth... [more]
Live music. Craft beer and boutique wine. Organic produce. Yoga, family activities, meditation. All this comes together ... [more]
21/11/2015
Obstacle racing has taken Australia by storm over the past few years, and the popularity of these events is growing fast... [more]
05/12/2015
The Archibald Prize is Australia's prestigious art prize for portraiture, and has been awarded annually since 1921. The... [more]
02/10/2015 - 15/11/2015
Where are you headed for dinner this weekend? The local Thai restaurant? Chinese? Maybe Indian, or perhaps a take-away p... [more]
I could eat dumplings every day of my life and never get sick of them. I go rather crazy over the steaming morsels of de... [more]
Melbourne is blessed with some truly beautiful parks and open spaces, and as a born and bred outer-eastern suburbs gal, ... [more]
Looking for something to do on Halloween that's just a little spooky, perhaps just a trifle eerie and a whole lot of fun... [more]
31/10/2015
A lot has changed in Mooroolbark since I grew up in the area over 20 years ago. My dear old primary school has been demo... [more]
The Queen Victoria Market is turning up the heat and stirring up a storm at Stir Frydays Asian Food Truck Festival, ever... [more]
09/10/2015 - 27/11/2015
Boy oh boy, playgrounds have come a long way since I was growing up. We had swings and slides and jungle gyms, but they ... [more]
The Family Fun Day at the Shed is back for 2015, so hold on to your spuds folks, as it's going to be a ripper of a day. ... [more]
25/10/2015
The Stringybark Festival is one of Australia's longest running—and much loved—sustainability festivals, and this year, t... [more]
17/10/2015 - 18/10/2015
As a child, I was always quite intrigued as to what the Liverpool Road Retarding Basin was. It looked like a big park f... [more]
Bangkok Gardens, a local Thai restaurant in suburban Boronia, is about as far away from Bangkok as you can get, and ther... [more]
Feel like a bit of hiking challenge that won't take you all day? Head for the hills and try the Fire Trail from Montrose... [more]
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is indeed—at the risk of sounding terribly clichéd—a sanctuary of peace, quiet and a whole lot ... [more]
Like many little Aussies, I grew up experiencing much of what this great country of ours has to offer by pitching our te... [more]
08/10/2015 - 11/10/2015
The EastLink tollway was completed some years ago now, and I'm a big fan of it: not so much because of the time it saves... [more]
Well now, wasn't this exciting. Attending a preview screening of a brand new movie, before the general public. Hadn't ev... [more]
Ahh, summer. It's on its way. And what does summer signify in the sporting world? Baseball. Yep, that's right folks—base... [more]
23/10/2015
Girls of Melbourne, it's time to get active and get moving. Active Nation Day, to be held on 27th September 2015, is the... [more]
27/09/2015
I've ridden my mountain bike through the section of the Dandenong Creek Trail between Burwood Highway in Vermont South a... [more]
Yep, it's a real thing. A real day. Talk Like a Pirate Day. OK, so the concept was created by two random guys playing ra... [more]
19/09/2015
Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the great outdoors than with Run Maroondah 2015, a 5k... [more]
27/09/2015
Melbourne has come a long way in the where-can-you-get-a-decent-burger-stakes over the last few years, and no longer are... [more]
Are you spellbound by a good ghost story? Do you become enthralled by a thrilling murder mystery? And love a night out a... [more]
09/10/2015 - 24/10/2015
The local Chinese restaurant has been a stalwart throughout suburbia for decades. Every neighbourhood has one, generally... [more]
There's just something about trains—steam trains in particular—that captivate us, enchant us, make us reminisce about ti... [more]
The Pie Shed has long been a favourite with Bayswater locals for good old-fashioned meat pies, sausage rolls and other d... [more]
Nortons Park, in the outer-eastern suburb of Wantirna South, is a big patch of open-space greenness that you may have wh... [more]
The power of the written word is immeasurable, and when the words are documenting one's life and experiences, dreams and... [more]
11/09/2015 - 13/09/2015
Metro Cinemas Boronia is a rarity among the movie theatre world. Of course they show all the new releases, and there's p... [more]
I came across Gânache Chocolate in Collins Street in the city quite by accident. This is not to say that it is hidden—fa... [more]
Everyone loves a birthday party. And when it's to celebrate the founding of this great city of ours, it's even better. M... [more]
30/08/2015
The Dandenong Valley Wetland area was officially opened in July 2010, and covers over 48 hectares of land between Wheele... [more]
The Turf Bar, in Melbourne's CBD, is located rather unobtrusively in Queen Street, amongst office buildings, law firms a... [more]
When I heard about the upcoming Cake Bake and Sweets Show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, my heart sk... [more]
23/10/2015 - 25/10/2015
Torquay, an easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne, has long been one of Victoria's favourite beachside playgrounds. As the... [more]
It's a sinful indulgence - and one I try not to partake in too often - slipping out of the office in the middle of a wor... [more]
Lysterfield Park, in Melbourne's outer south-east, is one of those rare places that makes you feel like you're a million... [more]
Blink and you'll miss it. The Heart of Pilates is a heavenly little Pilates studio discreetly tucked away in a non-descr... [more]
The Australian Running Convention (ARC15), presented by Run 4 For Your Life Magazine (www.runforyourlife.com.au) is bein... [more]
05/09/2015
Montano's Patisserie Café is not your usual run-of-the-mill suburban bakery selling breadsticks, meat pies and Boston bu... [more]