I think the last time I showed you my late grandfather's wheelbarrow, it was finished in undercoat. Tradie Brother has now completed the job in its original colour and it looks terrific. As a wheelbarrow, it is a heavy and awkward beast. It is about 55 years old.
This was a while ago and what a nice celebration. We had something else on so we did not attend, but we would have otherwise.
Either from The Herald Sun or The Age. It's a great photo of a P & O ship moored off the Mornington Peninsula town of Mornington instead of the usual cruise ship mooring of Station Pier.
Phone camera, hence the vivid colours. Now Hallmark Apartments, was a hotel, Holiday Inn and before that, St Kilda Road Travelodge.
I came across this on Face Book. It was taken from the Shrine. Back then the building on the right was BP House, now Domain Apartments with many rich and influential residents. The Highrise wasn't built then but if it was, it would be clearly visible down the road a bit.
What the same buildings look like now.
Near the centre of the photo you can see the Classic Cafe. I took this photo of a photo at a small exhibition at the Town Hall. It was two levels and from the 1950s to the 1980s was Mother's cafe when she visited town. I can remember it well enough as we were often with Mother when she would stop on the way to the station for afternoon tea. It pains me to say, but it is now a McDonalds.
Few are left but this is one of the remaining underground public toilets in Melbourne. When the first female public toilet opened in Melbourne, lads would hang around outside watching woman enter and leave with their imaginations in a feverous state.
This was nearly a catastrophe. They are magnetised metal stars stuck to a magnetic base. I bought it at the late Dame M's garage sale for couple of dollars. It is a bit of fun to play with. I was about to scrape down the barbeque and the scraper went to close to the magnet and stars jumped onto the scraper. As I frantically tried to stop some sort of total transfer, I could feel my glasses slipping off my nose and my phone sliding from my top pocket, which would be a disaster if they hit the floor and went over the balcony edge. Save the phone first, then the glasses and then worry about getting the stars back to where they belong.
Later edit: I have discovered the metal work under the table has become magnetised, hence the odd jumping of the stars.
Our traffic lights were changed to LED. They are rather much brighter.
The early days of The Age online. Its address is now theage.com.au Back then, it was http://www.vicnet.vic.au/vicnet/theage.htm