Category Archives: around-town

Le Fabuleux Destin

I wasn’t planning on ending up here, I actually stopped by the Haunted Bookshop first, but it was closed, so I walked around looking for lunch, and noticed some pictures on the walls. As hipster as this is going to … Continue reading

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Training Day

When my mum wanted me to buy one of those off-the-plan apartments in North Melbourne, I remember one of the selling points being that it would be really close to the soon-to-be-developed Parkville station. That was nearly 8 years ago, … Continue reading

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Day at the Cricket

M was the first one who convinced me to go to a Boxing Day test match. All I remember about it is that I had a chocolate shortbread Christmas tree melting away, and I kept confusing seagulls for the cricket … Continue reading

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Mouthful of Fun

Another iconic Melbourne location: Luna Park. I’ve only ever been inside once. Despite the fact that it’s a fun park with rides and cotton candy, which you would think would be something really appealing to a kid, the face freaked … Continue reading

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Openair Cinema – Murder on the Orient Express

This whole outdoor cinema trend seems to be getting bigger and bigger. The only one I had heard of was Moonlight Cinema, at the lovely Botanical Gardens, but I’m hearing about more and more outdoor cinema events. The latest one … Continue reading

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The Docklands Debacle

Ask a local Melbournian to go to the Docklands, and the most likely response you’ll get is, “Why?”   The area in the red box is Melbourne’s CBD, and the area in blue is the Docklands, so you can see … Continue reading

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Live From the Studio

Nev told me about his experience being part of the studio audience for some game show, I think it was Have You Been Paying Attention?¬†and it sounded really fun. He said it was interesting seeing how things work behind the … Continue reading

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The Rains Are ‘Ere

It wouldn’t be a proper year in Melbourne without some crazy rain, and this weekend looks to be it. It was so bad today that the head of my area came around telling everyone to go home, because we all … Continue reading

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Christkindlmarkt

Santa Claus is coming. Less than a month until Christmas, which is weird, because I feel like the Christmas decorations are usually in full swing by now, but it hasn’t been so bad this year. Maybe it’s because Halloween is … Continue reading

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Skipping Girl Take Away Burgers Shakes and Chips

A and I headed down to skipping girl take away (the title on the page is all in lower case, so I’m guessing that’s how they like it written) in Abbotsford for lunch today. It was likely named after the … Continue reading

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