Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Melbourne

I love Melbourne. It's one of the best cities I've ever been to. The whole city has this infectious vibe that makes you feel both energized but totally content and relaxed at the same time. I loved the graffitied alley ways, the gorgeous Yarra River dotted with rowers, and the exquisite restaurants. One of our first stops was the Vic Market. I know I have mentioned my love of markets before, and I must say, Vic Market is one of the coolest markets we've visited. In addition to eating some fantastic food, gazing longingly at adorable mini cactus, and shopping for Uggs, we bought some avocados while there to bring back with us! We got to see a couple acts of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival while wandering around the city. All the food we ate was fantastic. I don't know what it is about food in Australia, maybe it's the quality of the produce, but it is the best. And the coffee! I wish I could always drink Australian lattes. We LOVED Sensory Lab, which is where the lattes pictured below are from. While there, I was too in love with everything to really remember to take photos, but here are a couple!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mornington Peninsula snap shots

Photos from our last few days spent in paradise (also known as the Mornington Peninsula) before we went to Melbourne, which is one of my favourite cities in the world. Even though it appears as though spring has arrived here in Halifax, I am still dreaming of those sun drenched autumn days at the beach in Victoria. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Vineyards of Victoria

While in Victoria, we spent a day exploring Red Hill and visiting three vineyards. It was such a lovely day! We did a wine tasting at each vineyard, and all the wines were incredible. The views were also fantastic. It was pretty much the perfect autumn day: sunshine, vines, wines, and family.


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Signs of spring

It looks like spring may (finally) have arrived in Halifax, and I couldn't be happier. Happy weekend, everyone :)

Friday, 11 April 2014

Findlay and Phoenix Fridays

It's been two weeks since I've shared Findlay photos, so this post is quite long. We still have Phoenix staying with us, so the two of them have become inseparable. They both cheer me up so much when I come home from a long day of teaching! 



Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Point Nepean walk


We spent one afternoon while we were in Australia going on a walk to Point Nepean. It was one of the most beautiful walks of my life. The ocean was a beautiful turquoise and deep blue, and dotted with surfers. And we saw an echidna! All around, it was a pretty perfect day.