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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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Sunday, 2 September 2012

A very busy but satisfying weekend..... Friday night

This has been such a busy weekend for me, full of lots of great things to do and spending time with friends and family.

It started on Friday night when TraderVic and I went for dinner at Acland Street, St Kilda with our two dear friends, Kim and Gino and then onto see Jose Feliciano in concert.

Acland Street, St Kilda is a trendy area of Melbourne, renowned for its restaurants and beautiful cake shops. It is right near Luna Park (Melbourne's iconic fun park) and the Palais Theatre where we saw Jose.


Acland Street is full of quirky sights such as these life-size statues on the roof of one of the buildings

Easy to get to by tram and the palm trees make Acland Street (and St Kilda) seem exotic
The cakes are too die for...

I used to love going to Luna Park as a child

Lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from.

A Melbourne landmark: The Palaias Theatre at night

Two Melbourne landmarks side by side: Luna Park and the Palais


Jose Feliciano was magnificent - his voice was so pure (the acoustics are excellent at The Palais) and his guitar work indescribable.  His singing was much better than this Youtube clip shows you.



Well, I can see that I am going to have to write about my weekend in parts as I need to get on with my Father's Day baking (it is 8.15 am on Sunday morning here and I am up early to get ready for my family coming over for Father's Day morning tea).

hugs,

8 comments:

shez said...

thankyou kaye for sharing Melb with us and have fun with your family.xx

Linda said...

Great pics Kaye. Looks like you ha fun.

Linda

Bea said...

That sounds like a fantastic start to your weekend. I'm so glad you enjoyed the concert.

Have a great Father's Day tea with your family.

Ma Teakettle said...

What an awesome start to your weekend, and how cool to know that you saw Jose Feliciano in concert...in Australia! That totally rocks (literally) lol. Of course my tummy has to ask, did you eat any cake while on Acland Street? :)
Melbourne looks just gorgeous, one day I shall get there :)
A Happy Father's Day to TraderVic.
Hugs
Ma

Narelle said...

A lovely lot of busy-ness :)
Those cakes do look delish!

cucki said...

looks like you had lots of fun..
yummy cake x

Faith... said...

Looks like a wonderful way to start a weekend! Your pictures of Melbourne are beautiful and visiting there is on my Bucket List!

Happy Father's Day to Trader Vic! :)

SoCal Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing such great photos! It's fun to see your "neighborhood"!!

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