Last week a young woman in Melbourne was murdered. She was walking through a park. She was alone, and it was late at night. She was attacked, raped and murdered. She had almost arrived at her flat. She was just 22 years old. A man is in custody, but his lawyer says he is suffering … Continue reading Take a Walk in the Park
A ramble is a walk just for fun. You don’t really mind where you go, or how long you take. You just walk, and look around. Catch a bus along Hoddle Street, and get off at Langridge Street. Keep walking and Langridge Street becomes Gertrude Street. There are lots of Housing Commission homes in the … Continue reading A Melbourne Ramble
Well, instead of Melbourne, today I will write about Vietnam, where you can have a delightful holiday. This is Hoi An, on the central coast of Vietnam. It is an old trading town, with Japanese, Chinese and French influences. This is where tourists go to to have clothes made to measure. You can buy items … Continue reading From Melbourne to Vietnam silk.
Autumn is just called "Fall" in America, and I think they got a good name for the season. There are lots of lovely European trees in Melbourne which have leaves that fall at this time of the year. Where the trees have been brought from Europe, they often have leaves that fall, but many … Continue reading More Melbourne
This is Melbourne City Baths. It is right in the middle of the city, near the shopping precint, and also a university called Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Doesn't the outside of the building look magnificient? And here is part of RMIT. It is in the city centre too, near the swimming baths. You can … Continue reading Melbourne city
Microgreens are seedlings- little plants full of goodness. You can cut them with scissors and put them on top of your meal. It makes it look nice, and they are good for you. Here you can see Chinese cabbage and rocket. They are ready to eat now. You cut them with scissors and plant some … Continue reading Growing herbs in small spaces in Melbourne.
If you are looking for a special treat for kids in Melbourne, try Clip ‘n Climb in Richmond. You can book for a session or you can have them organise a party, after a climbing session. It is perfect for primary aged children, because they are old enough to realise that the clip will hold … Continue reading A fun activity for children in Melbourne
Black swans are Australian waterbirds. They are found in wetlands and around the shoreline. Some were taken overseas in the days of early European settlement, and some have bred* successfully in parts of UK, Japan and elsewhere. When I see boats moored * in a sunny bay I always feel like going out in one! … Continue reading Sorrento – near Melbourne (part 2)
There is a little seaside town about an hour's drive from Melbourne, where you can walk, shop and eat. If the weather is good, you can walk around the town for an hour or two, and spend some time exploring the sights. Sorrento was the first place on mainland Australia where Europeans came to live, … Continue reading Sorrento – near Melbourne (Part 1)
The Aquarium of course! If you want to take a little person for a fun morning in the city, this is the place to go. You can see fish, eels, frogs, sharks, turtles, seahorses, crabs, a large saltwater crocodile or two, and penguins in the snow and in the water. Great day out. You might … Continue reading Where can you see green tree frogs in Melbourne?