Last Thursday evening, after a few itinerary changes, Jenni, Elizabeth, Matt, John and I flew to Melbourne, booked into the hotel than wandered down Swanston Street to find somewhere for dinner - "Sahara" Moroccan restaurant - delicious food. Friday morning I had an appointment at Henderson's to have my eyes tested and choose some new glasses frames. Jenni and Elizabeth came along to help me choose - three rooms of frames - luckily the assistants know their stuff and a choice was finally made. The new glasses should arrive in the next couple of days. Check out this bicycle that was used as window dressing in a nearby shop.
Late breakfast followed by a look around the cbd then Jenni went to meet up with her boyfriend who had arrived that morning. The rest of us went shopping on Bridge Road.
Elizabeth and Matt treated us all to dinner that night at Scarpetta on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Great Italian food.
Saturday morning after breakfast
John spent some time checking out the motor bike shops. Michael and Peta arrived and met up with us in town
before we all headed off to Chaple Street. Bought some hot pink Adidas Shell Toe sneakers and a gorgeous Alannah Hill bag. The girls found plenty to buy. Saturday night was the family birthday dinner on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Such a great night.
Sunday was miserable weather-wise. Breakfast at SouthBank, a wander through the markets under Federation Bridge, then some more shopping around the cbd before heading to an Irish pub to eat and while away some time before heading back to the airport.
That's the weekend in a nutshell. Next installment will be of the actual birthday.