Spring in St. Kilda

October 4, 2009 at 19:25 Leave a comment

Today was that thing of beauty – a balmy spring day in Melbourne. And the conference being over, Mr. Manx and I slept in and had brunch before heading out to St. Kilda. For the first time, it was warm enough for me to contemplate going jacket-less outdoors – I didn’t in the end, but it was something.

Clearly, the weather meant something to many other people as well. The St. Kilda beachfront was bustling with folks taking in the sun. There were couples and families strolling and sitting, sun-worshippers baking snow-white and nearly-naked bodies, random kids and middle-aged men whizzing past on bikes and blades. I had a strong feeling that there was no agenda for anyone today. People had come out simply because it was a beautiful day, to see the beach and be with one another.

I haven’t seen that in a long time.

So, pictures.

Practically the first sight that met my eyes upon arriving. Voyeuristic me immediately whipped out my Ixus to snap this canoodling pair. I must say, they were in a nice spot. Their own patch of beach, their own patch of sky.

Practically the first sight that met my eyes upon arriving. Voyeuristic me immediately whipped out my Ixus to snap this canoodling pair. I must say, they were in a nice spot. Their own patch of beach, their own patch of sky.

 

Moo

I loved the way this man was trundling about on his mobility scooter with his two dogs in tow. You don't need to talk - or be able to walk - in order to have a good time at the beach with the ones you love.

 

The Market makes its home right next to Luna Park, which I pretty much dislike, with its big clown mouth and all. I did, however, have a good time laughing at the screams of the people inside, bwahaha. Not to mention watching these two hotties do their thang with their ladders and fire. <sizzle>

The St. Kilda Esplanade Market makes its home right next to Luna Park, which I pretty much dislike, with its big clown mouth and all. I did, however, have a good time laughing at the screams of the people inside, bwahaha. Not to mention watching these two hotties do their thang with their ladders and fire. <sizzle>

And tomorrow will bring one of the highlights of the trip, weather permitting. We’re going to go hot-air ballooning over the Yarra Valley at sunrise. I cannot wait!

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Spotted: Up In The Tree Hot-air ballooning over the Yarra Valley

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Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

Books read in 2010 and 2011

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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