Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Selections

Joining with River and Elephant's Child for Sunday Selections.

I once went to Junction Oval a couple of a few years ago to see Shane Warne play cricket. It was mildly interesting. It was once the home of the St Kilda Football Club, before the team moved to Moorabbin. Now some very nice people live in that area, but why would that area be a home for the St Kilda footy team? Am I correct in thinking the St Kilda footy team are returning to Junction Oval? Not sure, but a bomb load of money has been spent at the oval with a really good result. It is looking terrific and I am sure there are some nice areas within for posh people. In fact I can see the area for posh people in this photo. That would be the modern building.



I do like that Blackie Ironmonger stand has been kept.




Our late friend loved sunflowers, and so we bought some.


Fed up with overcrowded trams in St Kilda Road, we are looking at an alternative, new and modern  means of transport.


Not my photo, but it is rather magical lighting of our Exhibition Building. 


A visit to the Altona car wash usually involves brunch at Altona Village. Eggs seem to be the theme. 




One does love good workmanship, be it by chippies or concreters. Fail on both counts in Carlisle Street, St Kilda. 


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  1. Love the sunflowers. They look great in that colourful vase too.
    A definite fail by the workies.

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    1. EC, bought Saturday, lasted until Thursday, a bit shorter as some heating was being used.

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  2. Those googie eggs are making my mouth water!
    I can see you sashaying you way into the carriage to parade down the main thoroughfares !

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    1. Jayne, we might if it was not $100 per half hour.

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  3. I can't tell what that is you are eating. The last photo is that an egg atop ham atop a half avocado filled with cheese?

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    1. Poached egg on top of bacon on top of a small toast round. The first photo is poached egg on avocado.

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    2. Strayer, I forgot what the listed ingrediants were. The first one has some odd looking chips, or perhaps French Fries as you know them. Mine, the second photo is obvious enough and I think the base was a mix of potato and onion. I couldn't eat it all. The sweep of red is a tomato relish.

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  4. Definitely a varied group of photos....now I feel like a hearty breakfast.

    Have a good week, Andrew. :)

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    1. Lee, one does like a hearty brunch, at least.

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  5. I read that the Junction Oval upgrade was done for cricket not for AFL.

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    1. Victor, you know my interest in sport is about 0.01%. That I could write about Junction Oval at all I think is quite to my credit, and then you spoil it all with accuracy.

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    2. Ah yes Andrew but your interest in news is 99.99%.

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    3. Maybe. Yes, probably true.

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  6. Well that just about covered everything, I love sunflowers too.
    Merle.............

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    1. Merle, you could grow them easily enough, I think, or maybe you have.

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  7. When we lived in St Kilda, walking distance from the Junction Oval, my boys loved walking with Joe and I on a Saturday afternoon. During and after half time, the gates were opened and entrance was free.

    None of us barracked for St Kilda, but the atmosphere was very family-oriented and lots of fun.

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    1. Hels, atmosphere, so important and so sadly often lacking, although we did learn at the weekend the Friday night football matches at the MCG have lots of atmosphere.

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  8. Looks to me like that wood was a bit 'green' and needed drying out for a few more months before use. Or someone measured and cut incorrectly.
    LOVE the horse and buggy, which is probably not the correct name for that type of conveyance, so many different types and all with different names, perhaps someone else knows the correct name?

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    1. River, yes all of those things. Fast production. Just in time production. I have history with the horse and carriage drivers, so I just call them horse and carts.

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  9. Good green ground there.
    Sunflowers are pretty.
    The food looks delicious so expect I will go and eat lunch now at 2.14pm.

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    1. Margaret, it was nice enough but not something you would rave about. Nothing like bacon and eggs to make you feel hungry.

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  10. I love sunflowers oo but we have them in July, August and September.

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    1. Gosia, totally opposite to us, and that is how it should be.

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  11. Andrew... I asked Mum about that Sunshine train crash... never heard of it and as Mum said to me "I remember everything!" and she does.
    Mum remembers being there when Donald Bradman's last game when he scored a duck at the MCG.

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    1. Oh well, Lady J. It would have been before you mother's time too. I am not so good at cricket, but I don't think duck is good.

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  12. I absolutely adore all those lights, and nothing is wrong with brunch for any reason. (lol) Hugs...RO

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    1. RO, they are pretty good. Brunch is always good.

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  13. I love eggs and bacon for breakfast.
    A couple of years ago a friend gave us sunflower seeds and we planted them in our garden and had some sunflowers come up, but after they died they never returned...maybe I should have save the seeds to replant?

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    1. Sami, I too love them, but they are not very filling. Sometimes you have to respect that other people can do some things better than you can, so just buy your sunflower blooms.

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  14. Wow...food looks amazing. Not a fan when restaurants do that 'smear' thing with the sauce though. It's so wanky. It's right up their with balsamic reduction drizzled on the plate, any kind of 'foam', and the latest fad, chocolate 'soil'.

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    1. oops... 'their' should be 'there'

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    2. Ad Rad, I am inclined to agree. When basic cafes start doing the smear and the drizzle, you know it is time to move on.

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