Sunday, September 14, 2014

Buildings long gone

Well the weekend is over and with only two weeks before we fly out to Italy, I still have much work to complete with both home and place of employment. I'm still painting inside the house and cleaning up outside.
I've been a little distracted with the Blog due to all of this but there'll be lots to come once we leave Melbourne for Italy and France. With 10 weeks I'm sure we'll find something everyday to post.
I think we may just be "Living the Life" and taking in what life has to offer. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, here's some historic photos of our hometown, Mentone. All of these photos have something in common. The buildings no longer exist.
Mentone Baths
Mentone Theatre
Mentone Skating Rink
Mentone Fire Brigade
Mentone Bakery
Mentone Station signal box
Mentone Gas Company

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Today's Throwback Thursday again features our first born.
Being a November baby this photo,
judging by my growth may have been January 86.
I guess I was on annual leave.
He's now 28.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Funny French Shoes - Wednesdays in France

In 2010, Sue took me to Paris for my 60th birthday.
There was a shop in the Marais where I'd bought shoes preciously.


I still have those shoes after four years and I still love them.
Comfortable - yes!!!


Maybe I'll buy another pair soon.

I'm not sure if John Mellancamp agrees with my taste in shoes
 but sure do like his music.



Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Spring comes to Melbourne

Spring returns to Melbourne
in colours of purple and green


And what was - is now.
The changes in our home.



The lighting probably doesn't do justice to the photos but we went from heritage old world to modern light.
This what we've been told will be more appealing to the young family wanting a home with charm.
The colours open up the space and make the rooms look larger.

I still have another two rooms to paint before we rip up the carpet and then sand and polish the Baltic Pine floorboards.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Shopping Center Art Gallery

Today Sue and I went to the local shopping centre - I hate going there. I'm sure many men feel the same but today it actually was an enjoyable experience starting with coffee and croissants. I then bought 2 pairs of pants and a pair of shorts for our trip to Italy and France in 2 weeks time.
But along the way there was an art exhibition by local artists showing scenes of Melbourne.

Luna Park, Princes Bridge and Melbourne trams are all icons of our city.

As are our arcades with little boutique shops and cafes

Then there is the bayside boulevard of Beconsfield Parade which I ride at least once a week.

Flinders Street Station needs no other introduction other than to say - this is Melbourne

As I ride on a Saturday morning, this is what I see as I ride with my friends down Bayside Beaconsfeild Parade