• How To Get To Birdsland In Belgrave Heights

    Only 50 minutes southeast of Melbourne is a little known 185 acre (75 hectare) avian paradise called Birdsland. I grew up in Mount Dandenong, and even then I hadn’t heard of this place till I went on an internet hunt for a new walking spot recently. There wasn’t a whole heap online about it, but it was only a 20 minute drive from where the horses live, so if it turned out to be a dud spot, no harm done.

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    Woman Crush Wednesday: Sahara Ray (NSFW)

    Sahara Ray was born in the iconic Victorian beach town of Torquay in Australia to surfing legend Tony Ray and Mum who is a realtor in Santa Cruz. They moved to LA while she was still a kid, but she never grew out of the beach loving vibes.

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    Fashion Find Of The Week: 2 Long Tales

    This weeks find is 2 gorgeous full-length dresses, priced at a basement bargain of $15 from Hampton Salvos Op Shop.  The first is from seed femme, and with its’ deep navy voluminous wavy lengths and roped waist detail,  I get a distinctly nautical vibe from it. Perfect for those slightly cooler summer evenings, or for when I’ve been too lazy to shave my legs but have to go out in public.

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    Man Crush Monday: Theo James

    Theo James, born Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis on 16 December 1984, in Oxford, England, to Mum Jane and Dad Philip. The youngest of five children, he has two brothers and two sisters. Theo attended Aylesbury Grammar School in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire which was founded in 1598, and then went on to graduate from the University of Nottingham with an undergraduate degree in philosophy. He also trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which has trained actors such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Patrick Stewart & Gene Wilder.

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    Dear Diary: Chest Infections, 5kms & A Shiny New Lens

    It started out as one of those weeks where all you want is to go back to sleep and for time magically zip forward 7 days so you don’t have to deal with it. But alas! That’s impossible (isn’t it?!), and after all, it ended up not being so bad!

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    Dear Diary: Apartment Hunting In Melbourne Is The Devil

    The one thing they don’t mention when they harp on about Melbourne being the world’s most livable city is how bloody hard it is to find a rental apartment here. Sure, Melbourne is amazing and I love it and I go totally over the top defending it to outsiders, but holy guacamoley rental apartment hunting here is hard! Trying to find somewhere that isn’t either in a weird neighborhood, smells of cat piss, looks like a freshly painted former crack den or is in an apartment block that seems to have a tip situated on the communal lawn our front…

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    Bendigo, Toni Maticevski & A Dark Wonderland

    When Imogen (of Chester The Blog) suggested we make the trip down to Bendigo to see the Toni Maticevski exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery, I was stoked. I love road trips, Bendigo and anything as beautiful as the pieces that Toni creates, so it was a match made in heaven. The exhibition’s ticketed in timed sessions, so we bought the 2pm Sunday tickets and planned to get lunch beforehand somewhere in Bendigo. The trip is a fairly cruisey 2 hour drive from Melbourne, and my Holden Calais was a dream to drive there; I so love having cruise control now! But…

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