Other than the usual F45 sessions & drives out to the 1,000 steps, I checked out Laneway Festival with C and ate my way through Melbourne when my Perth friend K came to visit.
I welcomed the first day of January with some holiday planning, blogging & finally put my bucket list together, after years of having it scattered across iphone notes, emails & pinterest prompts. I’ve never been one for chasing material possessions but it’s interesting to stand back and see that not one item on my bucket list is something I want to own.
Things that kept me busy this month //
F45 Functional Training
If you haven’t tried it, I’m sure you would of heard of it by now. It’s 45 minutes of strength and/or conditioning type exercises with different classes every day, each class varies every week & there’s always new classes popping up. Perfect for someone like me who loves variety!
So Frenchy So Chic
After the most incredible two weeks of my life in Hawaii, I flew back to Melbourne and spent the night at C’s place before unpacking my new place and heading straight back to work (not the brightest idea let me tell you!)
Another day, another pop up! This time it was a pop up floating bar by the guys at Arbory. Other than Ponyfish Island, it would be good to have more permanent bars on the water because it’s so lovely being near the river on a warm afternoon.
Living in Melbourne sure has its perks. It was the Australian Football grand final at the beginning of the month & because so many people fly to Melbourne to watch it/ be part of the atmosphere, the State government decided to make the Friday before a public holiday. Thanks guys!
September was another good month. It was a month with no study for the first time in four months & I spent the month exploring Melbourne & seeing friends.
First weekend of May, I had plans to move house on the Thursday night, go away on the Friday night & spend the weekend exploring Bendigo. But when you trust an untrustworthy removalist, things don’t go to plan! So I ended up packing up as much as possible Friday night, driving out to Bendigo late Friday night, heading to Groovin the Moo all day Saturday and then driving back to Melbourne first thing Sunday morning for a 10am move. Exhausting? Oh yeah. Especially when sick!
But nature this time of year makes up for it all!
May saw me move into my 20th house in 25 years and most people have asked if this will be the last move for a while? Nope. I’ll sit still for a few months though.
There was one weekend where my friend Ashley hired a converted inner city warehouse and cooked dinner for 12 of us for her birthday. The space was so beautiful & the atmosphere was incredible. A whole bunch of strangers getting together & getting to know each other; it was something I really enjoyed.
We got ridiculously lucky with the weather one weekend. Especially on the Saturday for Wanderlust 108. The day started at 9am with a 5km fun run, followed by yoga in the park plus some meditation after. And because all that exercise wasn’t enough for one day, M & I went for a walk around Albert Park just as the sun set and it was just divine.
I’ve been a lover of mulled wine ever since my 2011 Melbourne visit (thank you Ponyfish Island) so when Urban List posted this article about where to find mulled wine in Melbourne, Maja, Matt & I did some bar hopping in the city. There’s seriously no better combo than mulled wine & Melbourne!
And I can’t let this month go by without mentioning the red velvet pancakes from Muharam Cafe in Hawthorn…
Other places visited this month: pelican, st kilda // monk bodhi dharma // einstein’s relative // top paddock // touché’ hombre // river land // rooftop bar // middle brighton baths // myrtle’s crepes // east end den // penny black
I’ve officially experienced two full seasons in Melbourne: summer & autumn. I’m excited to see how winter looks!