So this is going to be my big Melbourne post 😀
I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about it by now! There is one more post coming up about something we did down there but it’s a surprise so I suppose you’ll all just have to deal with hearing about it for a tiny bit longer ^_^ I’ve actually got a lot of other photos from down there to be used in tutorials and the like as well…
But on to the photos!
So on the first day we mostly just rested because we had to be up at 2am that day for the flight.
Sight seeing on 2 hrs sleep really isn’t very fun, so we took it easy and just had a little wander around Box Hill shopping center. That night we went out for a yummy dinner and got our first taste of Melbourne traffic, 2 1/2 hours for a 45min trip LOL apparently no one told us that there happened to be an ACDC concert on that night… oh wait that’s not true we were stuck on the flight with a crazy ACDC fan! He had been waiting in line to check in with us and struck up a conversation about how awesome ACDC were and how he was flying around the country to see every concert, we were polite and then somehow we ended up next to him on the flight as well >_< Most awkward 2 hours of pretending to be asleep ever.We also met SuperKawaiiMama‘s adorable children Miss 5 and Miss 2 who have more energy than anyone I’ve ever met! On the Friday we also went shopping… ok yes we did a *lot* of shopping! You’ve already seen the photos from the tea party on the Saturday so now we’re up to Sunday which was Valentines/Chinese New Year!
We went down to China Town for CNY and saw the dragon dances as well as more shopping…
Our outfits for the day:
People kept asking for photos as well which was quite amusing. Some guy even wanted us to take photos with his kids >_< The strangest part of that day was being hit on by a skeezy old asian guy who apparently thought I was 15… Gross and all kinds of illegal!
Delicious lunch that day:
Mr SKM enjoying the delicious lunch:
Ok yes there was a lot of cam-whoring that day!
The dragon (edit apparently when there are only 2 people it’s a lion) eating up some yummy looking watermelon:
Those fire crackers were so loud!
Of course the whole time I was trying to keep up with you guys online as much as possible!
Including making fun posts like our Valentines Day Entryto the Nuffnang competition. This was taken while I was getting ready ^_^
SuperKawaiiMama’s yard also made a great backdrop for all of the photos. So pretty and green!
And we had a lot of fun being ridiculous!
Jamesdemanded I include this because he thought it was hilarious 😉
Miss 5 decided my make up wasn’t pretty enough one day so she gave me this awesome make over! Ready for a night out yes?
One day we went wandering around the city by ourselves, it was really beautiful.
That night we were supposed to meet up with my awesome old friend Steampunkeriebut I managed to twist my damn ankle on the curb in China Town so we had to cut it short and had drinks instead. I had the weirdest green tea and icecream concoction I’ve ever tasted, it was really yummy though!
That afternoon we caught the train home and were surprised at how clean, easy to use and efficient it was!
Living with another creative girl with similar interests produced a lot of late night crafting sessions 😀
That night we made hair clippies, mine is the rosette on the left ^_^
We ate a RIDICULOUS amount of delicious food there, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten out that much in my life. It was SO good!
So much food!
We did a huge amount of shopping, I loved all of the imported Asian make up stores like The Face Shop and Missha. I’ll have some product reviews for you soon from there once I test everything out 😀
We also visited some Op Shops and got some great bargains! The highlight of which was an old guy stopping his mobility scooter and saying “An old guy like me can say it… YOU LOOK REALLY GROUSE! Really beautiful young lady!” I have to say, I’ve been described as a lot of things but “grouse” is new on my list! For the overseas readers, grouse is really old Australian slang for awesome eg. “This beer tastes grouse mate”.
Jameswas in his element taking photos of everything, I think he really enjoyed having so many locations to shoot at and new interesting back drops!
Here’s another one of his:
On the last day we all ruined our awesome diets with a fantastic meal of McDonalds…
There was a carousel at the airport, so awesome!
After a long awesome filled week it was time for a very sad farewell ;_; (you just need to pretend that I’m not laughing in this photo ok?)
Back to Brisbane and back to the horrible humidity 🙁 On the plus side hopefully we’ll be back in Melbourne sooner than you think!
Thank you so much to all our wonderful friends who made our trip so great! Special thank you to SuperKawaiiMama, Mr SKM, Miss 5 and Miss 2 for letting us stay with you and showing us such a wonderful time! It’s awesome to know that we won’t be alone when we move down!