Not on your Nellie

Out in the beautiful Yarra Valley, I came across a winery I had seen on one of those TV travel shows.  But not just any old winery – Coombe Estate.  Dame Nellie Melba’s Coombe Estate.  One of the largest AND oldest family estates in the Yarra, Coombe was established in the late 1800’s by the…

Oh My(er)!

When I was a young girl growing up in Perth, each year at Christmas, one of the TV stations would televise the Christmas Carols in Melbourne, which were held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.  I wasn’t that keen on watching this, I was never a fan of carols, and, having on ever heard the…

The Great Road along the Ocean and Other Delights

A chill had started to wake me in the morning and proceed me to bed in the evening over the last week and I was really starting to worry about my first winter in Melbourne – which was still another three months away.  So I can’t tell you how pleased I was to see this…