Saturday 13 December 2014

Quick trip to Melbourne, running, Hotel Windsor, Milo Cricket Finals & a great learn to draw book

My husband and I went to Melbourne for one night to see my son compete in a Milo national cricket competition.  I packed for summer - big mistake.  It was freezing!  While playing the proud parent and trying to navigate the very delicate world of competitive cricket parents and teachers (there should be a TV show like dancing mums but called cricket dads & teachers) we managed to cram a bit of Melbourne in.

 The Hotel Windsor
Our flight was earlier than my son's so I insisted we go to High Tea at the Hotel Windsor.  I know, I'm a high tea tragic!  It was beautiful.  On the weekends there is a dessert buffet but unfortunately our trip didn't extend that far.
The Hotel Windsor

The Christmas tree in the foyer

Where afternoon tea is served on week days (I will have to return for the weekend experience)

Serving afternoon tea every day since 1883

A good size and freshly baked
I pressed it - but unfortunately it didn't appear to work :)
The next morning I got up early to run the Tan Track - but apparently this isn't it.  That means I'm going to have to return to Melbourne as soon as possible and locate it.  I got lost so all up it was a 1 hour and 15 minute run/jog/shuffle.  I had just enough time to wish my son luck as he was supposed to go on an MCG tour.

The Yarra River

An impressive bubbler - but I couldn't get any water from it!
Then my husband and I headed to a relaxed buffet breakfast together and I dragged him through the Block arcade.

The Block Arcade

I know Sydney has Haig's now - but that didn't stop me!
Then it was off to the hallowed grounds of the Melbourne Cricket Ground where we watched the game.

The hallowed grounds of the Melbourne Cricket Ground
The twins aren't good at drawing so I was excited when I saw this learn to draw book in Big W.  I would have paid 4 times the price but it was only $5!!  There is a series of them so I thought we'd start with the I Can Draw Farm Animals. 
$5 at Big W thank you very much!

step-by-step instructions

T2's attempt - a 5 legged sheep :)


  1. Oh no! The tan track is the path that goes around the Botanic Gardens and is on the southern side of the Yarra (not the city side). Hopefully you'll find it next time - and you generally head in a clockwise direction so you get to go up Anderson St. :)

  2. HI Cecilia. Oops - What a great excuse to go back to beautiful Melbourne. I'll make sure I find it next time. Thanks for the tip to go in a clockwise direction!