I’m finding that twitter is much less useful than the blog for remembering what I did and when, so I’ve consolidated all of the Melbourne related tweets in one nice, contained location. This has the added bonus of saving me from the arduous task of writing.
If it is any consolation, dearest reader, the images and links did take quite some time (like forever, man) to organise.
I have also left the nonsensical bits (of which there are many), because, really, that is all part of the charm. Non-twitterly comments in plum 3
Don suggested we not take computer to Melbourne. I’m up for the challenge, plus we’ll have phones, so all will be okay (hyperventilates)
10:40 PM Aug 11th from TweetDeck
Really shouldn’t be drinking champagne at werk with GMs when I need to pack!
7:45 PM Aug 12th from Tweetie
packing all done (except for last minute things for morning). haus nice and tidy for kindly haus-sitter. Still admiring hair.
11:15 PM Aug 12th from TweetDeck
Wow, Avalon airport really is in the middle of nowhere!
9:00 AM Aug 13th from Tweetie
Also, nice first jetstar experience. Cut our arrival very fine – 7am flights for lazy people who don’t like getting out of bed not good idea
9:21 AM Aug 13th from Tweetie
First time I’ve ever drunk ale. In love. Watch out Carlton draught.
2:55 PM Aug 13th from Tweetie
Little creatures dining hall, Fitzroy
Seriously, if you’re in Melbourne, you should go, I loved it! Great pub-style food.
Japanese @ takimi. Just lovely.
9:11 PM Aug 13th from Tweetie
Of course that should have been takumi. Ye verily, I *heart* waygu in all it’s delicious meaty forms.
9:42 PM Aug 13th from Tweetie
I swear the waygu in the entree tasted like butter – just amazing!
Drunken pix on the way back to the apartment
At qv markets. The produce! The deli stuff! The sore feets!
1:44 PM Aug 14th from Tweetie
Is quite hot & sunny in today. Have walked lots and lots and lots. Also, why the hell don’t we have markets like this in syd? The food!
1:47 PM Aug 14th from Tweetie
Evidence of the walking lots
Rest of qv markets as dodgy as paddys – so much cheap tat. But the food = xlnt.
2:30 PM Aug 14th from Tweetie
In all seriousness, and I have discussed this with many people and we can’t come up with a decent answer) why the hell don’t we have something like this in my beloved Sydney? DJ’s is closest for cheese, smallgoods and the ghastly paddy’s comes nowhere near for vegies. But every day! Why can’t we do this?
So much pressure from colleagues to come back with loads of clothes from trip. So not really interested in doing so.
2:34 PM Aug 14th from Tweetie
At footy. MCG much more well organised than SCG. But why oh why do neither stock villi’s pies?
7:38 PM Aug 14th from Tweetie
Holidays are good.
8:56 PM Aug 14th from Tweetie
I love footy (cue Spiderbait song). I could live in Melbourne for the footy alone
More drunken pix on the way back to the apartment
3g access much better in melb.
8:08 PM Aug 15th from Tweetie
Frankly, I don’t understand this whole “people are so very stylish/fashion capital of oz” thing. Perhaps am moving in wrong areas.
8:11 PM Aug 15th from Tweetie
In pub, watching footy with my delightful husband. Doesn’t get much better. Melb. has much much better footy than syd.
8:35 PM Aug 15th from Tweetie
8:59 PM Aug 15th from Tweetie
Not exactly sure why one has to wait almost an hour for ridiculously overpriced pub food. May have to ask for refund.
9:16 PM Aug 15th from Tweetie
Another instance of twittetering things making them happen.
9:18 PM Aug 15th from Tweetie
Drinking coffee looking at art. Trying to decide whether to buy a painting & go to the poor haus.
1:01 PM Aug 16th from Tweetie
Bought art. Poorhaus here we come.
1:35 PM Aug 16th from Tweetie
In prahran. Waiting for burgers at grill’d. Dfkan will be jealous. Slightly more fashionable here.
2:59 PM Aug 16th from Tweetie
Currently enjoying a beer in quite possibly awesomest named pub ever: the lucky coq. Why yes, I am 12 years old.
3:44 PM Aug 16th from Tweetie
Lucky Coq, pub of my dreams
A double entendre kind of day. Currently about to eat at the New Kum Den. After drinking at the lucky coq.
7:23 PM Aug 16th from Tweetie
Jealous of y’all in Sydney with your sunny day. Been pouring & windy & cold. News says warmest august night in years – was so very cold!
7:27 PM Aug 16th from Tweetie
Every Chinese restaurant review for melb seems to mention # of asians inside as measure of goodness.
8:28 PM Aug 16th from Tweetie
At the espy enjoying beer in the sun. Just visited the NGV. Was quite good, tho not a huge fan of the Dali exhibition (not a big Dali fan)
2:54 PM Aug 17th from Tweetie
Some excellent modern art tho. Why I became member of Agnsw & not mca, am not sure. 4ish days until new poor haus painting arrives!
2:55 PM Aug 17th from Tweetie
European style lubricant??
4:06 PM Aug 17th from Tweetie
What I like in a pub (other than the European-style lubricant) … Fire!!
4:14 PM Aug 17th from Tweetie
Just finished the most spectacular cassoulet at the french brasserie in malthouse lane. So so so good. 9.75/10
9:43 PM Aug 17th from Tweetie
I used Shazam to discover Oh ! Les Filles by Au bonheur des dames #shazam
9:45 PM Aug 17th from API
Sitting here tagging the restaurant music with shazaam.
9:46 PM Aug 17th from Tweetie
Planning a cheapo meal tonight & ended up with one of the best meals ever (tho certainly not cheapo!!). Press Club for lunch tomorrow.
10:10 PM Aug 17th from Tweetie
the french brasserie. Just wonderful! Hard to find, but you should make the effort – really!
I think I am going to need to fast for a week or two after I get back home. My belly is enormous!
10:49 AM Aug 18th from Tweetie
At press club. Food = magnificent. George sitting in corner looking v. George.
1:57 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
Meals I could happily die after eating
3:04 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
George’s back, don’s ear
3:11 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
Just conversed w/ George #fangirly
3:48 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
3.5 hour lunches are fabulous, should do it more at home.
4:09 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
Make that a four and a bit hour lunch. Yay holidays!
4:51 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
At one if those famed small bars: section
6:05 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
That should be section8
6:06 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
Heather& I want to start a small bar in sydney & get the hell away from Marie Celeste (& embrace a life of poverty, but contented poverty)
6:28 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
I really could live in this city – for the bars & food. Not sure the babies & dfkan would care for the commute tho.
8:51 PM Aug 18th from Tweetie
Now that was a hangover! Only left the bed to visit the bathroom. When will I learn?
7:41 PM Aug 19th from Tweetie
Head still very very tender. Noisy Mexican restaurant not really the best for sore heads.
7:43 PM Aug 19th from Tweetie
Abandoned cheapo Mexican (after about 15 minutes wait for a menu) for japanese.
8:25 PM Aug 19th from Tweetie
Last day of hols. What sort of dickheads return to work on a Friday?
11:25 AM Aug 20th from Tweetie
Damn – don’s suitcase too large for carry on. An $80 lesson learned (should have paid the $10 extra at booking). Still cheaper than qantas.
2:26 PM Aug 20th from Tweetie
2:30 PM Aug 20th from Tweetie
There’s a bunch of middle aged dudes at an adjacent table who have their own stubby holders. Now that’s packing the essentials!
2:45 PM Aug 20th from Tweetie
Amazing fireworks over at pyrmont. Thanks for the welcome home!!
7:26 PM Aug 20th from Tweetie
So exhausted last night that we were in bed by 9.30. Back to work today . At least I’ll be back to a new desk – with a window!
8:19 AM Aug 21st from Tweetie