Friday, April 9, 2010

Melbourne and a Mystery...


Yesterday the girls & I met some lovely friends at the Melbourne Museum. While we waited for them (they were late, we were early) we entertained ourselves by checking out this cute delivery van, people watching and..


...a bit of tap dancing to pass the time. Then there was some posing...


and finally our friends arrived! Then it was inside for a good old sticky beak at some other fancy fashion girls, and as many other exhibits as we could fit in.


I love, love, love the room devoted to all things Melbourne. I could spend all day in there. They have a fabulous display of an old house which depicted life in early Melbourne. The outdoor dunny attracted alot of attention, I suppose for kids these days an outside toilet would seem pretty amazing!


Lucy loved catching up with Daisy Kate and it was lovely to see her sisters too, Poppy & Kitty Rose. Carm and I had a good old yack, it's always good to chat with her. She has been having her own anxiety issues recently so it was good and reassuring to share this with her. We always have a good old laugh too, she really cracks me up. We've been through alot together over the years and I always love to see her.



After the museum we headed up to Lygon St to visit the Poppy Shop. The girls picked out two little suitcases for their doll clothes & we spent quite a while just looking at all the beautiful things in this gorgeous shop.


We came here as kids and it's great to see it is still run by the same woman, Pat. So many wonderful treasures..


Today we are back at home and it's suddenly the end of the school holidays! How did that happen? I've really enjoyed the time with our kids and Mark, who goes back to work on Monday too.

This weekend we are celebrating the 7th birthday of our beautiful daughter, Sunday, so I'm super excited about that! And her birthday is ON Sunday so it's extra special.


Finally lovely friends I have a little mystery to solve. Today I received my gorgeous and amazing name tag and I don't know who sent it! I can recall seeing this fabulous nametag on someones blog...or did I? I've been trawling back through posts but can't find it. Please put me out of my misery and let me know who you are so I can thank you! It's divine, and big, so there will be no mistaking who I am at Sew It Together!

Hope you are all travelling along well, it's a funny old, crazy old life isn't it? Lots of love to you all xo

15 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Oh my goodness, that name tag is beautiful!
I believe it was created by lovely Lara from Thornberry.

Julie said...

You always have such lovely outing with your kids. We will have a seven year old in the house next Thursday too. Very pretty name tag. See you there!

Patty said...

Aww I love the little van, glad you had a good time!

Michelle said...

What great pics of what looks and sounds like a great outing...
I adore the delivery van...how cute is that...
and just love some toe tapping!!!

Lizzie said...

Love the museum, it's time I took some grandies I think!!
Won't miss you with that awesome name tag, see you there.......
Lizzie
xxx

dear prudence said...

Happy Sunday, Sunday! xx

what a great way to end the holidays

sue said...

Happy Birthday to Sunday! What a great way to end the school holidays with a birthday. The little flower van looks very cute. I love your name tag, how pretty.

Selina said...

What fun! I like that little shop. Happy Birthday to the big 7 year old!

teddybearswednesday said...

God love the Poppy shop!! I love it that you went there with you girls. Love that shop such a Melbourne institution. I love that van too-and the name tag is lovely.
I've given you an award on my blog tonight. xo

trixi said...

Love that delivery van.Looks like you had a fun time in Melbourne.

Floss said...

What a lovely mystery to have to solve! I also loved the rest of your post - thanks for sharing such a lovely day out with us. As your holidays end, ours are beginning. I'm off to visit my poorly mum, on my own, and my superb MIL is coming over to help Ben mind the boys. Mixed feelings about everything, but I know I'll feel better once I've seen my mum - I always do.

Gina said...

Hey Beck! I can solve the mystery... That's Lara of Thornberry's handiwork.

Gina said...

Errr, just realised the all-knowing Cam beat me to the solving anyway.

Isn't that delivery van just the cutest? I have a hard time trying to stop my boys romping on it.

Jemm said...

You are always doing such interesting things, Beck! I love your name badge. Someone really spent lots of time on it.

Tania said...

Thank goodness we finally got into the holiday swing of things around our place - but blimey you lot know how to do 'em in style.