To Do in Melbourne

About getting around in Melbourne

When I’m writing about places to go and things to do in and around Melbourne, I will make some basic assumptions. Number one readers are visitors to the city. Probably staying in the city centre or nearby. So my directions will focus on getting to places from the city. I also assume that visitors will […]

Shrine of Remembrance and Royal Botanic Gardens

A half day mini-adventure I’ve provided directions on the assumption that you’re a visitor starting your day from your city centre hotel or a local come to the city for the day. Before you set out on the day’s activity visit QV Centre. Downstairs is a huge Woolworth supermarket where you can grab one of […]

Two tips for food and footy fun in Melbourne

The 2013 Writers Festival has just wrapped up and while it’s sad to see it end for another year, there is always another festival to enjoy around the corner. Food lovers (aren’t we all) should check out the The Asian Food Festival which runs from 1 September to 15 October, so there’s plenty of time to […]

Friday 30 August at MWF

I’m looking forward to a couple of sessions at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival tomorrow, especially Natural Connections with Tim Flannery and Jay Griffiths discussing their relationships with the natural world…the session will be chaired by Robyn Annear, author of one of my favourite books Bearbrass

Melbourne writer’s festival, why I go (and keep going)

I’ve been going for years.  Years ago when I worked as a freelance writer and editor, I could go to any session I wanted, my time was my own. These days I work ‘in house’ and it’s become more difficult to get away for a real festival experience. This year I decided to take a […]

My Melbourne Writer’s Festival Staycation

Getting ready for a full on assault on the Melbourne Writer’s Festival this year. Setting up my schedule of events now more news to follow.

Mr Mexico, a delightful addition to Carlisle Street Balaclava

What a find, Mr Mexico in Carlisle Street Balaclava, a Mexican deli (restaurant coming later in the year run by Mexicans!) Fresh corn tortillas, out of this world salsas, frejoles (pinto and black beans) and skulls galore! I it feels like a little bit of Mexico had come to this part of town. Mr Mexico […]