52 week photography project – Week 3: Transport

Steam Train

Source: Week 3: Transport For those of you playing along at home here is Week 3 of our 52 week photography project. My photo for Transport was a classic Steam Train arriving in a dramatic puff of steam at Melbourne's Southern Cross Station on a cold morning.  Did I say it was an early start too? …

I DID it – my way!

Meeting up with Annie and Janette at Run Melbourne 2017

Run Melbourne 2017 Last week I wrote a post about my upcoming Run Melbourne 2017 event - I CAN do this - and I am pleased to say not only did I do it, I did really well! This is a quote from my post last week: I'm not fast, I'm not stylish, I tend to run …

I CAN do this!

Run for your life, forest running

  Running has been a part of my life for quite a while now.  I've written quite a few posts about it over the years and here comes another one!! I'm not fast, I'm not stylish, I tend to run a bit heavy, I'm sometimes happy when it's over and I'm no longer what you'd …

Melbourne Adventure

Sand hill near Phillip Island

Melbourne fun - part 2 of the adventure A Day on Phillip Island  As I wrote in my Monday musings post - Melbourne Fun -  I had a fantastic visit and packed a huge amount of fun into a few short days. I alluded to another adventure and promised a separate post, so here it …

Melbourne fun – Musings on a Monday

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings - a summary of things going on in my world and the world at large. Last week I mentioned Cyclone Debbie (quite a bit), well I'm pleased to say she is now an ex-tropical cyclone.  I'll stop taking it personally now that I'm an ex! A few funfilled days: I …

Not so Wordless Wednesday – 1 March 2017

Not so Wordless Wednesday! Enjoy these beautiful sculptures from the William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne I know it's supposed to be wordless Wednesday but....I can't help but share these words from the park's site, just in case I have sparked your interest: Hidden away in a dense inlet along the winding Mt Dandenong Tourist …

Melbourne Musings on a Monday

Bridge at the bottom of the garden

A few days away in Melbourne - visiting a National trust historic house and garden, watching the taping of a TV comedy show as part of the live audience, meeting up with blogging friends, walking my sister and her husband to the train station on their way to work, going for a run, shopping, having …

Meeting a blogging friend for real!

I have followed Desleyjanes's blog , Musings of a frequently flying scientist, for ages - I've  admired her beautiful photos, her creativity, I've loved her stories, enjoyed her posts about Gidget her dog,  felt her initial pain when she moved from her family in Brisbane to Melbourne, smiled to myself when she started feeling settled in …

Run Melbourne 2016

Well I did it!  Despite my dire prediction in my Run Melbourne post a few weeks ago,  I actually ran in this 5km event!  I don't know how I did it but I ran, I walked, I felt good, I ran some more and I really enjoyed myself. I had hardly walked , let alone run, for …

Run Melbourne

The Run Melbourne event and I don’t have a good history.  I first entered the event in 2014 and was excited as I’d been in training for many months.  I raised funds beforehand for Parkinson's Disease as my father suffers from this insidious disease and was proud to help out in this way. Tragically my …

Haven from the heat

Reflections

29 degrees Celsius at 6am is an indication that the day will be another heatwave here in Melbourne. We are here for the Australian Open tennis read more here and I decided that Fitzroy Gardens would be a nice spot for my morning run/walk.  It was a delightfully cool, peaceful haven with green grass, sprinklers, shady …

Rising temperatures

It's a bit hot in Melbourne today, actually it's a very hot 43.3 degrees Celsius at this very moment. We have come down to Melbourne for a few days at the Australian Open tennis tournament and we're in the middle of a heat wave. We are now sitting in our apartment with the air conditioner …