Doing the block could be promenading along Elizabeth Street, left into Collins, left into Swanston and left into Bourke Street and left back into Elizabeth Street, if you turn the clock back to 1900 and you were wearing crinoline. You might divert via a shortcut through The Block Arcade or Royal Arcade.
Doing your block could be could be where you give your computer tower a swift kick in anger when the mother board conflicts with the hard drive and the sodding machine stops working.
But we did The Block in Dorcas Street, South Melbourne. No, we weren't one of those idiots among the 20,000 who tried to see inside the four houses. We checked it out the weekend before, just from the outside.
R has developed a marvellous technique for watching the renovation show The Block every night. Each night he records it and on Saturday or Sunday he spends about one and a half hours zapping through the week's worth of shows, killing the ads and the boring bits. Sunday night we both watch for the scoring and presentations of whatever they have done during the week.
While I thought the location was very close to us, Dorcas Street being a ten minute walk away, The Block is at the other end of Dorcas Street. We decided to take the motor and have a check out.
The Block houses are four two storey joined but individual houses. Much to our surprise, the area was a flooded with curious onlookers, only there like us to take a look at the outside. One enterprising and somewhat hot Daddy popped his daughter up onto his shoulders with a camera in her hand to take snaps of a backyard over a fence.
The area was quite fine, with well maintained houses, most of them on the grand or at least the half decent side. We were seeing a lot of properties in the streets worth well over a million dollars.
Star and Garter Hotel is almost opposite The Block houses but it is not what it used to be. Info RH? Might you have sipped a shandy there?