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Seal Of Approval

Final part of my daughter’s perfect five-day holiday was a drive along the Great Ocean Road. Daughter had a scallop pie from the Apollo Bay Bakery. I had a vegan curried chickpea pastie (and brought home a vanilla slice for tomorrow). The pie and pastie got the seal of approval.


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Breakfast And A Show

My daughter decided today was the day to have breakfast out, and that waffles were the meal of choice. Excellent decision. While we were waiting for breakfast to arrive, I looked out the window and saw a person standing on top of the arch of the pedestrian bridge. It took a few seconds to work out that this was not a bridge climb tour but some random member of the public who decided (probably post World Cup semifinal) to climb up there. After standing there for a while he began his descent, which gathered quite some pace (eventually seated and sliding down the arch) until landing on the path. He didn’t go very far for a while. A few people stopped and offered support. Hopefully an important life lesson was learned. Breakfast and a show.


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Rushmore At The Astor

My daughter and I decided to take in a movie at the classic Astor Theatre in Windsor tonight. Wednesdays are featuring a Wes Anderson festival of sorts and this week’s offering was Rushmore, a movie neither of us had seen. It was interesting to view an early work of Anderson’s and see so many of his distinctives present right from the beginning, though missing some of the polish larger budgets and more experience would bring. The wine glasses here can be purchased at different volumes, a very helpful feature. Epic indeed.


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Car Elevator

There are times when I feel more like someone who comes from the country than others.The building my daughter and I are staying at has an elevator for cars to get up to the parking levels in the building.Sitting in a car and feeling the slow lift or drop of the elevator is a disconcerting feeling.


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My Daughter Took Me To The Theatre

Tonight I’m at the Alex Theater in Saint Kilda watching “Puffs”. I am my daughter’s guest. The cast are very energetic and the audience highly appreciative. My daughter is highly amused about how bad I am at taking selfies.


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Words To Live By

Saw this sign on a lane in Melbourne. The word ‘no’ seems to have been added, it looks like it gets painted over from time to time.


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So Many Lights, So Little Movement

It’s 6.30pm and it looks like a lot of folk aren’t going to be home any time soon.

At home, when we have ten cars in front of us at the Wehl Street roundabout it’s a tragedy.