Category: Melbourne

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Melbourne High win at State Rowing Championships

For those who have seen the photos already on Facebook I apologise as this is coming from my blog – It is a more comprehensive post though with more links and video. The State...

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Philanthropy is more than an ATAR score

Joe and his colleagues at Melbourne High do well in academic studies and sport. Part of the program at Melbourne High focusses on community service and engagement. I was surprised and pleased when Joe,...

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Henley on the Yarra – 2017

Joe and the boys from Melbourne High participated in the Henley on Yarra rowing competition earlier in the year which is styled on the Henley event in England. Again a stunning spectacle and this...

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I can name all the trees in my park

Actually only the park opposite our house in Melbourne… thanks to a very cool online application map that allows me to zoom in on our street then progressively click on the trees to find...

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Birthdays, Boats and Botanic Gardens

Last Friday we celebrated my Mother in Law’s birthday. We started out by visiting a small Thai restaurant in Richmond before proceeding to the Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens. Firstly – the restaurant… Located in a...

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Melbourne Flower Show – 2017

Last weekend we attended the spectacular Melbourne Flower Show. Flower arrangements, including creating gowns and dresses from plant material – wonderful garden arrangements – for small and large gardens. There were vendors showing off the...

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Strolls, Sojourns and a Soliloquy

The title was born out of my misunderstanding of the word “sojourn”.  Sojourn – with the wisdom of the internet at my fingertips is “a temporary stay” which although conveys a meaning of destination, also...

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Barwon River Regatta

Joe has now spent a year in his new sport, rowing. In Darwin it is considered an adventure sport because of the real chance of being eaten by a crocodile, although it provides excellent...

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How our garden has grown

Back in Melbourne for 2 months. It is hard to think that we are three quarters of our way through the first year of living our shared dream of Joe attending Melbourne High. A...

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Federal election day, 10,000 steps and the Halal Snack Pack

Life can be full of symbolism. Some of it is molded by the beliefs of others. Social media allows groups of youth roaming the streets during their semester break to embark on one journey...

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