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  1. Ya Gotta Love Baby Wombats!

    13 July 2017 - 04:40 PM

    Meet George!



    I've got heaps of these guys on my property!
  2. Birthday Girl!

    09 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

    Bella is 3 today or in Doggie years 21!

    She likes her new rope toy!!
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  3. A Trip To See The Footy

    26 June 2017 - 06:03 PM

    I thought I may as well do brief summary and type it once so I can use it in other places and not have to keep saying the same things over & over.

    An early start saw us board a a train at our local Railway Station and you can assume that it wasn't warm at 0630 on a Winters morning. Our lovely country train was warm and as always travelling on it is always a pleasure. We arrived at Flinders Street station in Melbourne at 1030 hours and had time to kill as we weren't meeting our boys until 1300 to travel to the MCG for the footy match. Now Melbourne has a reputation as being a bleak sort of place in Winter and with a forecast of 14 C we weren't expecting it to be tropical!

    Deciding to fill in time at the National Gallery Victoria which was less than a kilometre from the station on St Kilda Road. This is the precinct for all sorts of arts, drama, opera, orchestral, the lot and it is an attractive area and very cosmopolitan. It struck me what a friendly city Melbourne is as there were people everywhere chatting and laughing and generally enjoying their Saturday morning.
    Posted Image Posted ImageWhen we got to the gallery, a favourite place of ours we were struck by the crowds! Approaching the Van Gough exhibition for ticket sales we found a queue about 80 metres long and that's only what was visible and in addition to that there was a queue of at leat 50 metres on the other side for people with tickets to actually enter. They were only allowing equal numbers in as were coming out! Bugger that I'm not queuing for anything like that...I don't want to see anything that badly so we jumped out of the queue. It was pleasant sitting in a forecourt cafe having a sandwich and drink while the world went by. There were buskers playing and we found a spot where the watery sun was very enjoyable. The trams were busy on St Kilda Road and they are iconic parts of this lovely city.

    Next we grabbed a taxi and headed for our hotel at Jolimont opposite all the sporting venues. We had a "studio apartment" and that turned out to be a very small motel styled room which for $200 a night seemed like a rip-off, however we were where we needed to be, in sight of the MCG! Arrangements were made with our sons who were travelling by car fro=m the southern suburbs and their intention was to drop Greg of at the hotel to guide us up the the MCG and to meet Chris and the family there so he could show us up to the private corporate box so kindly provided by our friend and property developer Bill. These sons are just so thoughtful and determined that we would have a great day that I feel we are very a lucky mum & dad!

    The game had just started when we arrived and we soon found a comfortable chair and drank in the atmosphere and excitement of Footy at the "G" on a winter's day in Melbourne.
    Now our friend Bill had provided catering and there was a nice lady there serving all manner of food and drinks and so we couldn't have really asked for more!

    Here's some pics of both directions from where we were sitting.
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    Posted ImageThe ground I think holds about 90,000 people but this being a minor game we estimate a crowd of about 30,000 only
    The MCG Chris reckons is almost 180 metres long and to be honest I couldn't tell where the ball was at the other end. It was just too far away! However when it was down our end it was exciting and it seemed strange to me that we were seeing our layers right in front of us live having seen them for so many years on TV. It was a great atmosphere, well except for the noisy buggers near us that were chanting for Port Adelaide!! A volume control for them would have been nice~

    Our team Collingwood was totally out-classed and we lost by 30 points! We had a magnificent day though and never having been to the MCG, it is an experience I will never forget!

    A night in the hotel, brekky at Southbank by the Yarra River the next morning and then a train trip home saw the end of an interesting weekend.
  4. Weekend At The Footy!!

    26 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

    I thought I may as well do brief summary and type it once so I can use it in other places and not have to keep saying the same things over & over.

    An early start saw us board a a train at our local Railway Station and you can assume that it wasn't warm at 0630 on a Winters morning. Our lovely country train was warm and as always travelling on it is always a pleasure. We arrived at Flinders Street station in Melbourne at 1030 hours and had time to kill as we weren't meeting our boys until 1300 to travel to the MCG for the footy match. Now Melbourne has a reputation as being a bleak sort of place in Winter and with a forecast of 14 C we weren't expecting it to be tropical!

    Deciding to fill in time at the National Gallery Victoria which was less than a kilometre from the station on St Kilda Road. This is the precinct for all sorts of arts, drama, opera, orchestral, the lot and it is an attractive area and very cosmopolitan. It struck me what a friendly city Melbourne is as there were people everywhere chatting and laughing and generally enjoying their Saturday morning.
    Posted Image Posted ImageWhen we got to the gallery, a favourite place of ours we were struck by the crowds! Approaching the Van Gough exhibition for ticket sales we found a queue about 80 metres long and that's only what was visible and in addition to that there was a queue of at leat 50 metres on the other side for people with tickets to actually enter. They were only allowing equal numbers in as were coming out! Bugger that I'm not queuing for anything like that...I don't want to see anything that badly so we jumped out of the queue. It was pleasant sitting in a forecourt cafe having a sandwich and drink while the world went by. There were buskers playing and we found a spot where the watery sun was very enjoyable. The trams were busy on St Kilda Road and they are iconic parts of this lovely city.

    Next we grabbed a taxi and headed for our hotel at Jolimont opposite all the sporting venues. We had a "studio apartment" and that turned out to be a very small motel styled room which for $200 a night seemed like a rip-off, however we were where we needed to be, in sight of the MCG! Arrangements were made with our sons who were travelling by car fro=m the southern suburbs and their intention was to drop Greg of at the hotel to guide us up the the MCG and to meet Chris and the family there so he could show us up to the private corporate box so kindly provided by our friend and property developer Bill. These sons are just so thoughtful and determined that we would have a great day that I feel we are very a lucky mum & dad!

    The game had just started when we arrived and we soon found a comfortable chair and drank in the atmosphere and excitement of Footy at the "G" on a winter's day in Melbourne.
    Now our friend Bill had provided catering and there was a nice lady there serving all manner of food and drinks and so we couldn't have really asked for more!

    Here's some pics of both directions from where we were sitting.
    Posted Image
    Posted ImageThe ground I think holds about 90,000 people but this being a minor game we estimate a crowd of about 30,000 only
    The MCG Chris reckons is almost 180 metres long and to be honest I couldn't tell where the ball was at the other end. It was just too far away! However when it was down our end it was exciting and it seemed strange to me that we were seeing our layers right in front of us live having seen them for so many years on TV. It was a great atmosphere, well except for the noisy buggers near us that were chanting for Port Adelaide!! A volume control for them would have been nice~

    Our team Collingwood was totally out-classed and we lost by 30 points! We had a magnificent day though and never having been to the MCG, it is an experience I will never forget!

    A night in the hotel, brekky at Southbank by the Yarra River the next morning and then a train trip home saw the end of an interesting weekend.
  5. Guitar Porn- Corvette

    25 June 2017 - 04:45 PM

    Here's a few pics that Butch asked me to post for you as he is having trouble doing it.

    I'm just gonna drop a few pics in here and he can fill you in on the details.

    Butch sorry to be so slow at doing this for you but I've been flat out like a lizard drinking mate!
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    Digger 

    27 Jun 2013 - 15:46
    I'm about keeping this place nice and having fun!
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    Resigned 

    16 Jan 2013 - 14:06
    Happy New Year :)
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    Clanky44 

    31 Dec 2012 - 10:01
    Happy New Year Rob!! May the new year bring you health and happiness.
    Frank & Lori
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    D-poland 

    09 Jan 2012 - 21:29
    my favorite aussie has gotta be mick (crocodile) dundee!I think it would be the greatest to be in room full aussies and a bunch of cokney speaking english men and a few beers playin HUMBLE PIE! IT could'nt get any better than that!! good on ya mate!
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