Saturday, 1 September 2012

Farewell to Melbourne

I can't believe that it is a year since I wrote on my blog. I will try to catch up briefly so that I can keep it up to date from then on.

I spent the whole of July 2011 in Australia, most of it in Melbourne and I just have to say something about the rest of my time there and some of the places I visited before moving on.
The Yarra river with the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the background
The old restored red trams are free to
hop-on hop-off on a circular route
The Victoria Parliament Building  
A modern tram

Here are just a few of the places I visited.

The Healesville Sanctuary is home to all indigenous animals

A very cuddly looking Wambat
Kangaroo at The Healesville Sanctuary

An emu in the bush
We also spent a few days at Phillip Island to see the penguins. Although it was the wrong time of year to see them we did see a few. It was also the wrong time of year to go to the beach but I had to go just to see it, what a beautiful sheltered bay.

And of course the Dandenong mountains. We went quite a few times and I must say that I have never tasted better scones, jam and cream in the Devon cream teas to which I quickly became addicted.
And then, all too soon, it was time to say goodbye to my son, daughter-in-law and 2 lovely grandchildren.  Can't wait to visit again!


  1. Hi Janis :)
    I have been trying to get hold of your contact details...are you still running the lace place? Telkom doesn't have a listing for you...where can I reach the shop please?

  2. Hi Janis,

    I am interested in your blog about David Colyer in Ballaret. He left a message regarding a long lost WW1 death coin on another website and it belongs to my great great great uncle but the email address he has is no longer valid could you possibly pass my details on to him or vice versa? Thanks in advance