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My first trip to Melbourne – I went along with my great mate Sandy. Gosh, she’s gorgeous! I hitched a lift with her to see this great, vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis. And foodies delight heaven….
We were only there for a very short time but made the most of the special charms of Melbourne which include shopping and of course, food.

At the bar at La Luna – they told me I was underage and couldn’t have a drink. Lucky I was allowed in with my friend Sandy Dandy. We had a great meal and I was thrilled to meet the owner and celebrity chef, Adrian Richardson. Gosh, he sure knows how to cook and what a privilege it was to visit his restaurant. A definite highlight of my visit to Melbourne.

Chocie choice everywhere! Cake cake everywhere! Sandy wouldn’t let me eat any but she said we can look but don’t touch. Brunetti’s is well known in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. This was their Valentine’s Day display. Yum Yum… I locked myself in the cake fridge and Sandy had to bribe me to get out. She said we both needed to lose weight!

So what did we do ……… of course we then went to Queen Victoria fresh food markets for breakfast the following day with friends. More food heaven.

Walking along to the Docklands area, Jim yet again tried to end my short life but my best mate Sandy rescued me (again). She even provided a stern warning to Jim to start behaving.

We travelled around on the tram which is a fabulous public transport system and one that should never have been removed from my home town of Perth. I just love the tram and tram drivers were lovely and helpful.

Now I have to tell you that the one thing Jim and I have in common is our love of chocolate. Max Brenner – some famous US guy who is hugely into chocolate… Well I thought I would try it on Jim’s recommendation and of course I fell in love. Highly recommended as well as is Haighs.

While wandering around we found a free lunchtime festival and free concert at the QV building so we pulled up a chair and enjoyed. My first concert!

Melbourne is not just a foodie delight sort of place. Oh no, there is far more to Melbourne so Sandy informs me. It is the shopping Mecca of Australia and here I am in Bourke St Mall with one of my favourite stores, Myer.

Our next foodie delight was Movida– a Spanish tapas restaurant. I got high on the food and made some new friends from the booth behind us. After dinner, we walked along Southbank and made our way to the Crown Casino and enjoyed some Chinese New Year festivities at the Crown Casino.

What a divine city and one I want to visit again!

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