Friday, March 15, 2013

Diary 02-10 March 2013

Sat 02/03 R collected the o/s rels from the airport at 3am. I rose at 7 to get ready for work and while R had just gone to bed, they were still up and we greeted each other. Barbeque at home for dinner. Weather hot.

Sun 03/03 Breakfast at Southgate. Buy electric plug converter. Drink at QV and some supermarket shopping. Late lunch at West Beach Pavillion, St Kilda. Dinner at La Porchetta with D & R. Weather pretty damn warm.

Mon 04/03 K & J to St Kilda. K cooked mince and dumplings for dinner. Bloody hot.

Tue 05/03 K & J to Prahran. Dinner at Palmerston Hotel. Still hot.

Wed 06/03 Day off. R at work. I take K & J to Mother's. Lunch Main Street cafe. Multiple car crashes on road home. R cooks sausages, chips and eggs. We are absolutely cooking.

Thur 07/03 K & J coach tour including river cruise and visit to Dandenongs. Dinner, tuna mornay and rice, on our own at home. Very nice. Oh the heat.

Fri 08/03 K&J shopping in Prahran. K made dinner, cold chicken and salad. The heat goes on.

Sat 09/03 R took K&J to Vic Market and QV. Dinner, Baci at Casino. Very nice. Late night. A degree short of stinking hot.

The casino was busy and it was too hot to take the tram, so we drove there. $15 carparking! We should have caught a cab. We had to park on the roof, but there are nice views. A couple of photos are taken from a terrace bar where we had a pre dinner drink.





Sun 10/03 St Kilda via Blessington Street Gardens. Lunch Iddy Biddy. Acland Street shops, Esplanade Market. Siesta at home. Dinner, curry at D & R's. A degree cooler today. I used to love Autumn weather.

While what was on the left was clearly bougainvillea, I had to go right up to the cream coloured blooms to check that it too was a bougainvillea. Quite showy, isn't it.

Lovely to see the lake in the Blessington Street Gardens clean and full, and with  with a functioning Rain Man.

Barkly Street shop.



Overlooking Jacka Boulevard from The Esplanade.


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    1. I am Kath, but the weather has cooled.

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  2. River cruise! Great idea, since I am often trying to think of new places to take overseas visitors. Did you all enjoy the cruise?

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    1. Hels, they went on their own. I was a Gray bus tour to the Dandenongs that included the river cruise. Previously we have done the cruise to Docklands and the one from Williamstown, both good.

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  3. If you make it up to the Dandenong ranged again, do tell me. Have a good ex-magician mate up that way.

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    1. Michael, I am a shy type, although a magician sounds interesting.

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  4. It seems to have been horribly hot everywhere in Australia this year Andrew. Sounds like your visitor had a great time, did they find the heat exhausting?

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    1. Absolutely fed up with heat, Grace. You have had it worse, I think. Yes, they did find the heat hard going.

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  5. Friday 15th, much, much cooler here now, today's top temperature was 26. Yay! Hooray! Woo-Hoo! etc
    Days are still sunny, but the breeze is definitely cooler. Much more comfortable. I like the functioning Rainman and the creamy bouganvillea.

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    1. River, more like normal Autumn weather.

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  6. Those cats are interesting.
    Tuesday night was painful, didn't get below 27 here (I think it was Tuesday). The hot days I can cope with as long as the nights offer relief.

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  7. Fen, I did not check the price tag. Yes, Tuesday night was beastly but the cool change..........well see tomorrow's post as to where we were.

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  8. Hot weather can be really annoying.

    I like the eggs.

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    1. Dina, as I get older, I like the heat less and less. You must be somewhat used to it?

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  9. You make a great tourist guide. bad luck about the stinking heat. Its up here now. The rain has stopped.

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    1. Diane, I enjoy being the tourist guide. Cool here now, with one good day of rain.

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