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Friday, May 17, 2019

CELEBRATIONS

We were spending 5 days in Melbourne to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary, Mother's Day and Fox's birthday. We had a free day from celebrations so we went exploring in Melbourne. Carol and David used to live in Melbourne so they showed us around. We went to Federation Square where there is nothing square in the huge steel and glass buildings. The Art Gallery is here. It's a lot colder in Melbourne than in Brisbane.


 We were intrigued with this installation called 'Somewhere Other' by John Wardle Architects. It was a bit like a maze.

 We checked out the famous Melbourne Laneways, some were interestingly grungy.


 Most lanes were full of restaurants and cafe's.

We caught a free tram to Bourke Street Mall where no cars are allowed only trams. Lots of posh stores in this street. It was a fun day. 
The next day was Mother's Day and we were invited to Sonya's house to celebrate Mother's Day and Fox's Birthday.

Sonya's Husband, Bernie (on extreme left) is from a big family. They all came for the celebrations. Bernie's mum and dad, Helen and Nev, have 4 boys and 1 daughter, 3 daughter in laws and 1 son in law and 9 grandchildren. (one is missing)

Fox blew out 9 candles. We all sang happy birthday, happy anniversary, happy mother's day to everyone all at once. It was funny.

25 comments:

  1. I love your shots of Melbourne but particularly those oldies on the bench doing their best to look hip and young.

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  2. Good photos Diane.
    Lovely to see you all having fun..

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  3. I have been in Melbourne long ago, but the new centre was already there, spectacular. Congratulations with all the celebrations. That was a big family that had arrived. Amazing that you grandson is already 9! I am blogging 10 years now an you were one of the first foreign bloggers I was following.

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  4. I'm sure you had a great time with so many family members. Melbourne looks like a wonderful city and I'm sure I would find it agreeable. Though I've travelled all down the east coast of your beautiful country I never made it to other parts. Maybe some day.

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  5. Hello, wonderful photos from your trip. I love the views of the city, looks like you had some fun things to do and see. Happy 9th Birthday to Fox, they do grow up fast. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend.

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  6. one party fits all the different days and wow on the size of the family. I love the grunge wall best of all and that narrow alley of shops I would love to walk around in.... you sure had a great celebration for your anniversary.

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  7. Such wonderful photographs.
    So nice to see you all having fun, as you celebrate a happy birthday, a happy anniversary, and a happy mother's day all at the same time :)
    What a wonderful gathering.

    All the best Jan

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  8. Fifth photo down is the cafe AIX where we can often be found sitting on the timber stools while having brunch while tourists stream down the stairs and along Centre Place, stating about in wonderment at the mess of graffiti and ignoring the stench of stale urine. I wonder why we go there, but we like it. Just to the left of your photo is an alcove with a decent bit of art work. http://highriser.blogspot.com/2019/02/monday-mural.html

    That certainly is a very large family, and that is nice.

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  9. What a grand celebration! And i want a big piece of the cake with the berries on it! It’s so nice that your family can all be together. These days families are so spread out it’s not easy. I miss those days when we all lived in the same town!

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  10. Thanks for sharing some of Melbourne with us. It looks like a very interesting city. You had a great gathering for all the celebrations over the weekend.

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  11. When I saw you and Bill wearing coats, I knew it must have been chilly in Melbourne, Diane. I enjoyed seeing those quite colorful alleyways too. Happy anniversary, birthday and Mother's Day to all.

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  12. What a beautiful family you have.
    Happy 50 to you and wishes for many, many more.
    I love those streets. They are so full of character, I would go crazy with my camera.

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  13. Great family photos - I especially love the ones of you and Bill. Happy smiles all around. Fox is very cute - Happy Birthday to him!

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  14. The picture on the bench was entitled 'Contentment' in my mind.

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  15. I cannot believe how that kid has grown ... time flies. What a nice celebration!

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  16. You guys certainly know how to celebrate Diane. Love all of these shots, especially the two cool cats celebrating 50 years of fabulous ✨

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  17. I love the title of your blog. Enjoy, explore and don't stop!

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  18. So glad you had a good time! That's a wonderful family you've got.

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  19. Wow ! what a nice celebration and what a big family ! When I think that we are only 5, because the Dutch family never gives a sign !

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  20. Congratulations on your Golden wedding anniversary.

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  21. A great celebration, lovely family photos. Also your trip around the city had some great photo ops. Loved all your photos Diane, thank you :)

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