Living in Melbourne Guide: What I love to do in Northcote

A friend of mine and her partner recently moved to my old patch Northcote, Melbourne on their Australian work/holiday Visa and asked me for some tips of things to do in Northcote. As soon as I started thinking I realised I had a lot of great memories in Northcote and had quite the list! For meContinue reading “Living in Melbourne Guide: What I love to do in Northcote”

Australian Christmas VS British Christmas

My 2015 Christmas was much, much different to the Christmas I had the year previous in super sunny Australia! For that Christmas I traded in my cosy Christmas jumper for a Christmas Tee. So after experiencing both, how does an Australian Christmas compare to a traditional cold Christmas here in Britain? Here’s how:

19/26 New Things Challenge: Go dance in complete darkness with strangers!

Another dance challenge for my for my 26 things to do before I turn 26 list! This time I attended No Lights No Lycra – an evening where you dance in complete darkness and really let loose! It’s a great chance to live out a cliche and ‘dance like no one’s watching,’ because no one canContinue reading “19/26 New Things Challenge: Go dance in complete darkness with strangers!”

18/26 New Things Challenge: Go to a Rave in the Morning!

I’m not much of a morning person! In fact I rather if people didn’t talk to me in the mornings until I’ve had a coffee or a tea. But the idea of raving at 7:00am, on a weekday before starting work sounded oddly appealing and a good one for my 26 things to do before IContinue reading “18/26 New Things Challenge: Go to a Rave in the Morning!”

17/26 New Things Challenge: Kite Surfing in St Kilda

Last time I was in Australia I tried surfing a few times and I sucked. Back home in Kent I tried windsurfing and I sucked. So on this trip I thought I’d give Kite Surfing a go and guess what? I didn’t suck! Kite surfing is a popular water sport at Melbourne’s city beaches inContinue reading “17/26 New Things Challenge: Kite Surfing in St Kilda”

16/26 New Things Challenge: Watch a Softball Game

There seems to be a lot of sports in Australia that just don’t get any attention at home and that’s most likely due to the crappy weather at home. On this trip I have seen beach volleyball, baseball, AFL and the latest one I have been introduced to ‘Softball’ Previously I had never seen aContinue reading “16/26 New Things Challenge: Watch a Softball Game”

14/26 New Things Challenge: Try a new sport (barefoot bowling)

In Australia, bowls isn’t just a sport for old people, who knew?! Barefoot bowls is actually a pretty popular sport for all people in Melbourne, so much so that bowl clubs come equipped with a bar and BBQs all around the rinks. So you can eat, drink and not have to wear shoes outside allContinue reading “14/26 New Things Challenge: Try a new sport (barefoot bowling)”

11/26 New Things Challenge: Take a Tai Chi Class

Perhaps you remember that in my Bubble Soccer post I mentioned how some form of activity normally makes me feel better when I have a hangover, well Tai Chi doesn’t work… I decided to take a free Tai Chi class on the morning after the night before. Cycling there probably my third mistake. My secondContinue reading “11/26 New Things Challenge: Take a Tai Chi Class”

10/26 New Things Challenge: Take part in a Zombie Shuffle

What do we want? BRAINS! When do want it? BRAINS! This is what I chanted last month during Melbourne’s zombie shuffle around the streets of Melbourne’s CBD with thousands of the undead! This annual event is Melbourne’s “biggest gathering of the undead” who stop traffic, line up tourists and drip blood all the way from TreasuryContinue reading “10/26 New Things Challenge: Take part in a Zombie Shuffle”

7/26 New Things Challenge: Drink a Pickleback

The other day I had my first Pickleback at swanky cocktail bar Lily Black’s , in Melbourne’s CBD, 12 Meyers Pl. Now you may be wondering what a Pickleback actually is. For an accurate description I copied down two definitions which I sourced on the very reputable and accurate website urbandictionary.com. Now guess which one isContinue reading “7/26 New Things Challenge: Drink a Pickleback”