Monday, October 3, 2016

Game on

Wow - what an exciting game it was on Saturday and I'm not even a football fan!  I was really happy for the Western Bulldogs and we know a number of families who were at the big game, which looked amazing.  That's it for another year...
Koorongong image via All Homes
I've now got family birthdays and other events ahead of me in the lead up to Christmas but it was nice to finally have a breather this weekend after such a busy past couple of months.  Spring has definitely sprung, although it could still be a lot more warm and dry.  Mr Rosanna and I made it to Bulleen Art and Garden nursery over the weekend and while we're a little late this year, we've bought our herbs and other plants for the garden.  It's worth signing up as a member to receive discounts on their products - they've currently got Moroccan lanterns, African baskets and rusted metal wall mounted pot hangers (great for a herb garden in courtyard or deck) as specials this month.
Woburn Cottage image via Marshall White
The spring real estate market is hotting up too and these two beautiful houses in Ivanhoe have caught my eye - Koorongong at 314 Upper Heidelberg Road and the magnificent Woburn Cottage at 6 - 8 Redesdale Road.  They're both packed with stunning period features, but I think you'll need deep pockets to buy either one.
Image via Light Space Yoga
I was in Ivanhoe over the weekend and noticed Light Space Yoga has just opened on Upper Heidelberg Road - it's run by a mother and daughter (with other teachers) who also have studios in Mitcham and Balwyn.  While I go to Action School in Ivanhoe with Pamela Speldewinde as I've long practised Iyengar yoga, it's nice to see some other local studios opening up around the place offering different styles of yoga.  There's also Eve Studio for women in Thornbury and Yoga for Writers classes starting at Busybird Publishing in Montmorency, which is a great idea as I suspect a lot of writers like me practise yoga, or would be interested in yoga and all the benefits it brings.  They are definitely a busy bunch at Busybird Publishing, holding open mic nights, workshops, art exhibitions and writing retreats.
Image via Eve Studio
The Ivanhoe Spring Shopping event is being held this Friday and will hopefully encourage more people to the strip - sadly a number of my favourite shops have closed but I'm sure new ones will replace them.  There are also a number of fantastic art exhibitions opening this week.  Return to the city at The Johnston Collection in East Melbourne opens tomorrow night featuring the work of local artist Irianna Kanellopoulou, while Botanica featuring the work of Melbourne Polytechnic visual arts students opens on Wednesday at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.  I've also been invited to the opening of Making Modernism this Sunday night at Heide, with the public able to attend from 12 October.  This show has been two years in the making and features the work of three female artists - Georgia O'Keeffe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington-Smith - one not to be missed!
Image via Melbourne Polytechnic (NMIT)
Nb. Miss Rosanna is a Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Board member

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