Sunday, April 17, 2011

city




I'm in Melbourne for a few days with my two youngest girls,


staying at my mum's house in Fitzroy. It's been a nice break,
and good to have a change of scene.


The kids have been enjoying themselves too.


For Rosie it's been big. She hasn't been to Melbourne much, she's a real country girl. She has been amazed at the graffiti, the trams, the many different people....lots to take in.


Things I've been loving...cool shops,


 variety, colour, bright lights, being anonymous,


a last visit to our family home, sold on Saturday.


Seeing our beautiful friends, spending every day kind of time with them,


visiting Charlotte,
who we love & miss.


Dusky city streets, big moon,  the weather,


and playgrounds! They are everywhere, and so they should be!
Tonight before dinner we walked around the corner to the little park and
had a quick play, just like that! Fun :)


 Things I haven't enjoyed so much...cars, cars, cars, the smell from cars, traffic,


and noise! It's loud here, neighbours, helicopters, sirens,


and it's dirty. Yep, cities sure are dirty. But I knew that didn't I? Growing up in the inner city
I knew all these things, I lived them every day.

Anyway, it's been fun to visit, and I can see how quickly I could get used to living a different kind of life. It's funny to walk out of your comfort zone & see things from another perspective.
I'm looking forward to going home though,
back to Mark and the other kids, the ducks (growing every day), dogs, chooks,
I'm looking forward to going back home. 

What have you been up to lately?
Hope all is well in your world,
nighty night xo


night wheels!

4 comments:

Tania said...

THAT IS THE MOST FABULOUS NIGHT WHEEL. Wish I could still do that. Maybe if I stretch a bit and take a training leaf out of the gymnast kid's book? Enjoy home, Lovely.

Lindy in Brisbane said...

It's interesting to go back and remember what you liked and what you didn't. I re-visited Melbourne a couple of years ago, and some sight and smells brought back such great memories. Like markets and tram rides and walks along St.Kilda beach. But you are definitely right about the dirt and the noise. Good and bad no matter where you live I guess.

Sue said...

It must be nice to go back and enjoy the different perspectives that you have now. You have to tell me where all that gorgeous wool was too, such beautiful colors! It sounds like the break has been nice and enjoyable for you all.

mel @ loved said...

I do love a visit to the city, you're lucky you've somewhere to stay & make the most of it! Looks like you are all having a wonderful time, good for you! X