This will be our view of Melbourne in 2019 when our new 2 bedroom apartment completes as part of Flagstaff Green development.
Walking distance to Queen Victoria Markets through the beautiful Flagstaff Park and part of Melbourne CBD will mean life defiantly be sweet.
We were debating between 2 and 3 bedrooms when we found this development which had a 2 bedroom option that had a 2.4m by 2.7m space off the main living area. This gave us the space we wanted without the huge premium jump of a third bedroom.
By 2019 Em will have finished school and so we realised we did not need three bedrooms…the ironic thing however is given my eagerness to continue to work in Asia it will most likely be Moo and Em that move into the apartment and not Kerrie and myself.
The development is 20 floors and we have secured a place on the 17th. Only the top five floors have access to the roof top gardens and are finished in the luxury pack and features…as per these show room snapshots.
Mum had a big impact on all her grandkids and gave them all an exceptional amount of her time and energy together with her unconditional love. At some stage they have all written notes at school mentioning this.
Here is a note to Nana that Moo (aged 8) wrote at school.
Moo still recalls the weekend when she outran me through a maze in Canberra. She brings it up from time to time just to keep me on my toes. One of those huge moments in a child’s life when they start to out compete their parents.
Moo is all settled into and enjoying 2nd Year at Melbourne Uni. She has mid-terms coming up next week and is feel confident. Subjects are much harder she says but at the same time much more interesting.
She is also back into the swing of college life and has a great room in a corridor with many of her friends at Trinity. She is at the end of a very long corridor and as such has one of the larger rooms with a corner desk and great view of The Bulpadock.
As well as study she is back in the parties and the many great events that Trinity has. Not all partying however as she did coach the Trinity Softball Team and now I think she is coaching Hockey. She cannot play this year due to her ACL Surgery.
The Adelaide Crows taking out the inaugural AFWL Grand Final today reminded me that I had not blogged about being able to attend the season opener and very first AFWL game with Carlton defeating Collingwood 7.4.46 to 1.5.11
Not only was it great to be watching this with Em (Moo was in India) to see her inspired by women’s sport but it was just fantastic to see a fully packed Princess Park (over 24,000 in attendance) and the gates having to be shut with people not being able to get in.
People were standing in the isles and on the stairs it was so packed and they were not disappointed because it was like watching a classic game of old. It was tough footy with strong tackles and the girls really getting into the action.
It was great to be a part of history and to see the Carlton girls win the first ever AFWL game. Was extra special to see this at a fully packed Princess Park.
It was a short first season with each team playing each other only once and then the top two into the Grand Final. Carlton did OK coming 4th out of 8 teams but in the end it was just great to see AFWL start and proud that Carlton fielded a team.
Last weekend was the Rowing Victoria Head of Schools Girls (HOSG) Championship. It was a huge 3 day weekend where both the junior and senior rowers came together for for the final rowing competition amongst the Victorian Schools.
MLC won the overall championship including MLC Red’s (with Emily) making their contribution as Open Division 3 Winners.
I managed to video the last 400 meters of the MLC Red final. They got the boat length lead early on and managed to hold it for the entire race, even picking up the pace to hold off the opposition surge in the final few hundred meters.
So proud of Em as her first year rowing and she has really embraced it with some great shots of her in action…she is seat 6 or 3rd from the cox (right).
Em exhausted after the final…
Now my challenge is to get her running and keep up the fitness for next year!!!
Sorting out some photos and I realised I have completely missed the blog entry for Em’s 16th Birthday which was last September.
As Kerrie was on a course and flat out, Em basically organised and prepared for her own party which was a casual affair at home with her MLC friends. My contribution was to lay low as a hidden chaperone while they ate and played games.
Em’s Watermelon Cake was pretty cool and all credit goes to her on this.
Kerrie still made a cake for Em, as she does each year, and this we had on her actual birthday two days later.