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First red wine of winter – happiness

By | April 10th, 2019|bars and restaurants, daily life, friends, happiness, professional|

Is there anything nicer than that first winter glass of red wine? So rich and warming and cosy. I am happy. I know that I am often quite happy, but this is a different kind of contentment. It comes from having a purpose and direction in my career. Before now, I had my fingers in [...]

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Talking shop on an effervescent evening

By | March 27th, 2019|architecture, bars and restaurants, professional, school, technology|

It was interesting to venture off the island to a whole other neighbourhood tonight. An adventure, but a typically safe, academic kind of adventure to go and listen to a panel talk about e-commerce. The room was absolutely bubbling with other interested parties. This is a particularly nice quarterly meetup because they put a tab [...]

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St Kilda Festival 2019

By | February 11th, 2019|bars and restaurants, music, parks and gardens, weather|

St Kilda Festival was superb yesterday! The sun was shining, but it was not too hot and we met later in the afternoon when most of the heat was out of the day. The first band we saw was at the Latin Stage for some beautiful instruction in Latin dancing, then to the New Music [...]

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Hoorah hooray – New Year’s Eve 2019

By | January 1st, 2019|bars and restaurants, family, friends, happiness, holidays, light art, music|

What an evening! And what a beautiful way to ring in 2019! I found myself back in Melbourne after quite a bit of consternation and tribulation. The IDEA was to stay on the coast and to keep helping, but my family really thought I should come back, and I was getting distressed by the prospect [...]

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Friyay – a spring evening at TNE

By | November 23rd, 2018|bars and restaurants, daily life, professional, weather|

Friday afternoon feels like right time to get out and get amongst it. There is a certain decadence of getting cosy in a new favourite bar that I have found and soaking up the atmosphere. After a lovely day at work and a beautiful brunch with some family friends, I feel like life is definitely [...]

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Strata Inc – North of Eight – The Burrow

By | November 22nd, 2018|bars and restaurants, theatre|

Strata Inc was such a fantastic piece of theatre. It was produced by the North of Eight Theatre company and played in the Burrow Theatre in Fitzroy. We were there a bit early. After an interesting dinner at nearby Ich Ni Nana a Japanese restaurant, we rocked up to the Burrow to find the door [...]

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November birthdays at a rooftop bar

By | November 18th, 2018|bars and restaurants, friends|

The Loop Bar in the city is such a nice venue for a dear friend’s birthday on a lovely Saturday afternoon in the world. The lush plants and green walls were the perfect backdrop for photos of the party goers, dressed in sparkling gold. We sipped on wine, soda and cocktails and supped on various [...]

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Lulu’s for wine, art and conversation

By | August 10th, 2018|art, bars and restaurants, daily life, friends|

Lulu Cafe and Gallery is a lovely place to meet with friends on a lovely winter evening. Three glasses of Tempranillo and a delicious meal marinated chicken Maryland later and it is with a certain spring in my step that I meet the 9:07 train to Keon Park. Words are what have been missing in [...]

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Mid week French cuisine in a beautiful Melbourne winter

By | August 1st, 2018|bars and restaurants, holidays, weather|

I just got back from a really nice dinner at a French restaurant in my neighbourhood with my parents who are visiting my city for the next few days. It makes me feel like it is the weekend already, to go out and eat nice food and drink nice wine, hehe. On a Wednesday (I [...]

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