A short break close to Melbourne you might like to discover

Sunday morning and the second day of our weekend break and we are on a deadline to get up, get showered and downstairs for breakfast by the 9:30 am finish (well…it is a Sunday after all). We manage to shower and pack up in good time and head down the staircase to the breakfast room. Continue reading

Destination Queenscliff for the Melbourne Cup long weekend

Alex and I are departing Melbourne and heading for Queenscliff this Melbourne Cup long weekend (that’s a public holiday long weekend thanks to a horse race).

Queenscliff is about 20 minute drive further on from Geelong (which I once read Geelong described as “a place you need to drive through to get to the Great Ocean Road”…ouch).  It wasn’t mentioned that Geelong also has a very fine AFL football team. Continue reading

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and an invitation to a marquee to the Cranbourne Cup

It is spring in Melbourne and the Spring Racing Carnival has begun.  Its a time when races including the famous Melbourne Cup are run and won. The Melbourne Cup is known as the race that stops a nation and is held on the first Tuesday in November each year.  Melbournians even enjoy a public holiday to mark the day – yep…a public holiday for a horse race. Continue reading