Spring is here – for today at least…..

And Melbourne sparkles.

Neighbours appear with the sun,

Children ride their bikes,

Lawnmowers come out of the shed,

Bicycles appear – not just the lycra clad; no weather a problem riders, but the mom and pop kind of cyclists, with kids in tow.

All a little wobbly as they navigate the muddy bits and find their summer muscles.

 

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Perhaps, precisely because weather is such a topic of conversation and variation,

Days like today are so so special.

Anyone who has lived here for more than a month knows that there is no telling…..

So the sun is out,

It is a Sunday – skip the ironing, the chores, the cooking –

Go out and smell the roses,

Explore the park,

Smile at the stranger –

It is good to be alive…..

 

Just confirming …. 

For Thomas and those of you who followed my previous adventures (and if you didn’t, you could see it on “Don’t Ask”)

Here I am; 

Right airport;

Right gate;

Right time;

No reading; 😢 

So in theory I’m all set – 😜😜🙏🏻



All set ✈️✈️

Melbourne’s hot….

and it is clear that there is only one way to end the week.

At the beach.

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The city on a summer evening
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Looks so elegant
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‘Our’ bench
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with a special friend
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Gulls and I had a lovely swim
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and the breeze finally arrives to cool us all 🙂
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beautiful
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While some played….
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…our dinner was served
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And the sun left us
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A perfect evening

Melbourne continues to sparkle this summer as we stroll…..

on a Saturday morning before the busyness of a new weekend.   We wander, jog, walk, sit and ‘talk’ for more than six kilometres;   savouring the last of these glorious days, wondering who will miss who more as one of us leaves on a new adventure shortly.