Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fields of glory

I hope you managed to enjoy the long weekend that's been and gone - the weather has been hot, hot, hot!  It does make me wonder if it will be an El Nino year having had such a cold winter to now experiencing summer weather in spring...fingers crossed.  I meant to post last week about a whole heap of events that were on over the weekend but time got the better of me.  Many of our friends were away camping at Badger Creek, Point Lonsdale and Hall's Gap or had escaped to beach houses.  Mr Rosanna and I left our run a bit late despite trying for a few last minute places on air bnb so ended up having a staycation here in Melbourne, which wasn't so bad given we have started to do some spring cleaning and decorating.

We went to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival an hour's east in Silvan for the last day of Children's Week on Thursday and it was glorious.  The weather was only just starting to heat up so the rows and rows of tulips looked amazing and there were lots of market stalls, stage shows, reptile farm, animal nursery, children's activities, yummy food and drink as well as shops selling clogs, all things Dutch and the tulips themselves.  While there were lots of families, Mr R and I were also surprised to see how many international (mainly Chinese and Indian) tourists there were all out enjoying the sunshine, flowers and green space.  Highly recommended if you get a chance to go next year.

A couple of local exhibitions have started this week which I wanted to mention including Sound of Japanese Ink at the Eltham Library and the Australian Women's Photographers Exhibition at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.  Speaking of which, it was nice to see some female footballers acknowledged at this year's Brownlow Medal instead of being portrayed as the usual male accessories.  The Melbourne Festival also starts this Thursday and  there's been a lot of publicity about cabaret act Limbo - keep an eye out for the Melbourne Art Trams in the city if you're a commuter.

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