Fun Times in the City

This time last week I was enjoying a trip into Melbourne with Linda and her Norwegian friend, Randi….and boy, did we have fun!! (Yes, a whole week ago!! Too much is happening!!)

After travelling in by train, we had a coffee at Young and Jacksons, then headed to, of course(!), l’uccello to sample Kim’s lovely wares. Kim’s eye for detail and selection of stock is fabulous; I just want to buy everything!! Here’s a sampling, including a little bit of an Easter theme…..

20140327-142039.jpgOn our wanderings we happened upon ganache, a gourmet chocolate shop/cafe, again with the Easter theme…..

20140327-142335.jpgNaturally, we had to take Randi passed The Hopetoun Tearooms

20140327-143005.jpg…..passed, because the queue was a mile long!!

Further into the Block Arcade there’s Haigh’s, with wonderfully chocolated windows; more Easter confectionary to tempt!

20140327-143451.jpgCan you see the funny, little, not-bunny things?

20140327-143542.jpgthese are a native Australian marsupial, the bilby. There has been a push for quite some time for Australians to embrace the “Easter Bilby” as opposed to the Easter bunny. And looking this cute, I think it’s a great idea! Bunnies are, after all, considered a pest in this country!

20140327-143921.jpgAround the corner is a gentlemen’s tailor, who has no qualms about showing off his considerable skills to all and sundry walking by the window….which is where we spotted these shears. Check the size!!

20140327-144346.jpgand if you think they’re big, check out these ones…..!!

20140327-144436.jpgAfter all that walking (and drooling over the chocs!!), it was time for lunch at, what is fast becoming a tradition…..ummm, that little cafe out the back of that arcade…..you know the one……oh dear, I’ve forgotten the name!! However, the food is fabulous!!

20140327-144750.jpgReplete and satisfied with our day, we headed home, stopping on the way to the station at a “please take a free daily saying” box which revealed these!

20140327-171142.jpgOver a cup of tea we perused our spoils; mine

20140327-171256.jpgRandi’s

20140327-171329.jpgalong with an Easter present for her husband (like that’s going to last until Easter!!)

20140327-171440.jpgand Linda’s

20140327-171507.jpgwith the reminder about the up-coming show too.

Now, please wipe your screens of the drool before moving on!!

Meredithe x

PS I resisted all chocolates!! True!!

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14 Responses to Fun Times in the City

  1. Suz says:

    L’Uccello is one of Melbourne’s delights! It’s like going on a treasure hunt just to step inside the door! Don’t suppose you went upstairs to the Japanese “Kimono House”? That’s another world! How could you resist ANY chocolate???

  2. Helen F says:

    Can’t believe you didn’t buy (or sample) any chocolate!!!!

  3. Gerda says:

    All that chocolate..jammie..;0))
    What a nice pictures….the buttons the fabricks.the ribbons..i love them all..
    And so nice to take Randi to all these nice places….
    Have a nice day!!!

  4. Looks like a grand day out. I wouldn’t have been able to resist the chocolates.

  5. Well done on resisting the chocolate!! The whole post is a feast for the eyes, whether chocolate, food, fabric or notions. I love the little bilby – a worthy replacement for the pesky bunnies!!

  6. Karen says:

    oh the chocolate and the tea shop – drooling here! everything looks divine!

  7. I loved seeing all your pictures! Looks like a wonderful shopping day. Wish I could have been there.

  8. audrey says:

    No way would I have resisted that chocolate! You are a strong woman.:)

  9. Hilda says:

    Oh my – that post is a total feast for the eyes! What a wonderful time you had and I love all the spoils! Got to plan a trip to Melbourne city….

  10. Kyle says:

    Each photo revealed another treat. What a wonderful day you all had. Love those little bilbys, real or chocolate. I know I wouldn’t have been able to resist any thing at any of the shops!

  11. Suzanne says:

    What will power! I must say I like the Easter Bilbys, very cute and funny. I say you ladies have a fun time of it!

  12. Joy says:

    Great photos of the shopping expedition. But where did Randi buy the blue toile like fabric (or is a tea towel) I would like to add it to my stash. Always great ideas from the blog – your students and friends do great things.

  13. Belinda says:

    Oh My, what fun, what food, what wonderful eye candy! I’m jealous ya know!!!

  14. Alison Turvey says:

    I think I need to go to Melbourne! Wow…chocolate central!

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