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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Lunchtime in Melbourne Docklands....

On Monday one of my authors and I went out for lunch at Melbourne Docklands.  Now, Docklands is just what its name suggests - it was originally the Docks for the Port of Melbourne but has now been decommissioned and rezoned and revamped.  It is now full of office and condo buildings and lots of great cafes and restaurants.  .

..and if you go exploring there are some hidden gems to be found, like this community park:

These garden beds are full of herbs and vegetable plants - not sure who looks after them, though.

There are lots of references to Docklands maritime heritage - like the sailboat full of flowers and the vast ship's anchor.


 There is also a little "amphitheatre" of a grassed area to enjoy and an urban sandpit for the children.



... and this is the gem of a cafe where we had lunch with the sun shining and the sky oh so blue!  It is called Caffe Bambino and the waiters are all gorgeous Italian men straight off the boat from Italy!  Needless to say, the lattes are excellent and the panini divine!


On the way back to the office we saw this anchor suspended in the sky....
 .... we crossed a bridge over an urban reed garden which reflected the Aboriginal heritage of the Wurundjeri people who used to care for Country before white man came:






I hope that you have enjoyed this walk around Docklands with me,

Have a great day everyone,

hugs,

18 comments:

cucki said...

i truly enjoyed my walk with you..
thank you for sharing..
love and hugs x

Catherine said...

Looks like a very fun place!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Kaye...what a great walk around your Docklands area...and that cafe with the Italian waiters straight off the boat...how fun is that!

AnaCristina said...

:-)

Jane and Chris said...

I have indeed....thanks for paying for lunch too (hehehe!).
Jane x

sharine said...

It is very nice there:)

SoCal Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing your walk around the Docklands with us... but where is the pic of the Italian waiter?!!

Linda said...

I'm with Debbie. Where is the Italian waiters. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for the pics.

Linda

Shirlee said...

Thank you for the lovely tour : )

Nicola said...

It all looked so clean and neat, a lovely place to chill out in your lunch break.

Aussie Stitcher said...

It looks wonderful Kaye. I've never been to Docklands, mjst go one day and take the kids.

Christine M said...

Thanks for the tour Kaye. I haven't been down to the docklands.

JenniDMills said...

so nice to see another aussie, though I'm in Sydney. I've never been to Melbourne ... one day.

Chris said...

Looks like a lovely place for lunch!

Valma said...

awwww what a wonderful walk you offered us
such a beautiful place, seems so quiet !
I'd love to go to Caffe Bambino , not for the divine paninis cos I don't like them but to see the waiters hehehehe =D
Thanks for sharing
xxxx

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely walk, feels like we're here with you!! So jealous of your beautiful blue sky :P

pam said...

What a wonderful playground!Thanks for sharing!

ricketyjo said...

Lovely photos! My husband and I visited Melbourne on our honeymoon and we managed to take a walk in Docklands, although the weather that day was terrible rain from what I remember! We did a fair bit of shopping and drank coffee!

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