Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Our Time in Melbourne

Better late than never, ey? When Martin downloaded all the photos from his phone recently, we found lots that had been taken at Christmas whilst we were on holiday with family in Melbourne. There are some lovely pictures of the city, which we adventured around alone on Christmas eve and with Martin's cousin Natalie and her husband Toby before we left, who were the best guides we could ask for with their knowledge of all the best places to eat, drink and have a little boogie.

We saw penguins on St Kilda Beach, played bocce in a lovely bistro pub, drank cocktails from bone china teacups and danced to the toy tunes of DJ Nu-Mark at the notorious Espy.

On Christmas Day, we enjoyed a feast at the home of a family friend, with forty other people we met that day! The house and grounds were incredible and after lunch we strolled over to the paddocks to say hello to the horses before watching the kids battle a homemade pinata to get their pudding!

We landed in Melbourne as strangers, greeted by Martin's Auntie Sandra and her husband Danny. By the end of the week, we left as family and memories of saying goodbye to our family at the airport as we left the UK were suddenly fresh in my mind again. We had such a great time, made really special by our welcoming hosts! A Christmas that we'd been dreading spending alone turned into a Christmas with family that we will remember for a long time to come :)

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