Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melbourne is for Cool Kids

Ducked off to Melbourne for the weekend (sans children!).
Walked our little feet off.
Hung out in Fitzroy mostly and tried not to look too old and boring (this is hard to do around Brunswick Street).
Went to some great restaurants, bars, art galleries, parks and visited with friends.
I bought some silk and stainless steel yarn just because I could, really no idea what I'm going to use it for though.
I was "pan-handled" by a well dressed dwarf in Carlton. He had apparently, "lost his wallet". The situation was so absurd that I gave him $2.
We had Brazilian coffee in a Cuban cafe served by a dark smouldering-eyed young man who had the Che Guevara look down pat. Funny thing is that the Historian looks somewhat like Castro at the moment with his greying beard and black cap. Another absurd situation...Comrade.
Then it rained.
We still walked our little feet off but in very wet sloppy shoes. Rain wicked up our jeans and our legs got heavier and heavier, and colder. Lucky for tiny warm dry bars...everywhere.
Thanks Melbourne it was really fun!


  1. *sigh* Melbourne is on my to do list but it keeps being moved down in favour of phone bills, electricity bills, graduation fees etc etc...hopefully it will eventually creep up to the top of the list one day. Glad you had fun!

  2. Oh, it sounds like it was a perfect get-away, rain & all! Have you figured out what you're going to do with your new yarn, yet?

  3. That sounds brilliant. I'm dashing off to melbs for a day next week to meet up with a friend who is having *four days* off from family. I can't even imagine that.

  4. Don't be a mug with the begging dwarf. Seems he loses his wallet everyday. He's well-known thief scamming people who feel sorry for him.