16 May, 2011

We came, we saw and now we're back home

Melbourne was brilliant! 

I had so much playing tourist in a town that I had lived in for the last 11years.
Bubba Joe loved it too, he loved the lights, the trams and all the people!

We saw lots & lots of sculptures....
and we even saw a penny-farthing at a bike rack 
- do you think someone rode it to work!?!
We stayed at the Novotel on Collins Street which is awesome because it
connects with
Australia on Collins
so even when it was bucketing down with rain,
we could go shopping without getting wet!  

We went to Clegs (on Elizabeth St),
they are an awesome fabric shop
but I didn't get to check out the fabric as they stock yarn now
& well, I didn't make it past the yarn.
Check out the colour of the yarn that I bought below...

We shopped at Lincraft and perused Morris & Sons
We walked up to Tessuti but it was raining & up some stairs - not pram friendly at all.
We also wanted to go Craft Victoria, but it's not designed for prams just like EG Etal too.
Oh well.

But we did go to the NGV at Federation Square.
Bubba Joe loved all the art, we only went to the free exhibits but that was ok.
He loved all the paintings, photos & scultpures & commented on them all
& when he saw a painting that looked like his mum (dark brown long hair, white pasty face & was a girl) he looked at it, looked at me, looked at it then put his hand to my face........ Awwwwwwwwwww!!!
Joe upon seeing his first tram!
We stopped by The Block Arcade and admired the mosaics,
then purchased & then quickly munched all of our choccies from Haigh's.
We checked out the new Myer and bought myself a treat from KIT cosmetics.

Do you like Fed Square?
I have to admit it that when it was first built, I didn't like it but then one day,
I saw it full of people having fun, relaxing & just generally enjoying themselves,
that's when I fell in love with Fed Square & now it's awesome!!!
(especially when they have The Designers Market or Mark-it markets there!).

What's your favourite places in Melbourne city?  
I'm going back in June & would love the chance to check out more places.
Joe in the Bourke St Mall

1 comment:

  1. Wowzers! Was that penny farthing on Collins street last Monday? I walked past it then and stopped to wonder.
    I feel like we must have walked past each other last week at some stage and not even known. Shame. You know I'm desperate for a cuddle. x


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