29 July 2010

Weekend in Melbourne

My little sister Sorrel moved to Melbourne at the end of last year, and I finally got around to visiting her (along with my mother, grandmother, and assorted aunties). We spent most of the time eating great food, exploring the streets, and shopping.

Feathers In My Cap
  • Spending time with family and realising that the next time we'll all be together will be at my wedding
  • Being in a different country for the first time this year
  • Chocolate fondue
  • Seeing crows (which I love but we don't have in New Zealand)
  • Riding in the combie van that belongs to Sorrel's boyfriend and is in a state of disrepair 
  • Meeting up with friends from home for dinner one night (it was a big coincidence that we were in Melbourne at the same time!)

Black Eyes
  • Colder weather than I would have liked
  • Getting sick of shopping 
  • Missing London! Being in a big city again reminded me of how much I love London and it's sad to think I won't be back there for ages

I'm looking forward to going back to Melbourne sometime, but next time I'm going to make sure it's for longer and during a warmer time of year!


  1. Oh...I don't like Australian crows.

  2. I prefer English crows, but Australian ones are better than nothing :)

  3. What's the difference between Brit and Aussie crows? Love the pictures.

  4. Thanks! Aussie crows have white eyes, so they look a bit more creepy.

  5. Sorrel5:13 pm

    Aussies crows are the devil! I liked them for the first week I lived here... until one day when I was happily strolling through my neighbourhood on a sunny day, I saw a crow swoop down from a tree, it was jumping around with a funny thing in its mouth. I naturally went over to talk to it (yes i talk to birds) then saw it crack open an egg and eat an almost fully sized babybird in one gulp out of it! Now they are on my blacklist!

  6. I just found my way to your blog, so many places you have been to. I live in Sydney but I love visiting Melbourne.