Brunching : the Melbourne photo diary


There’s really no denying that the weather this past ten days has been special.  Special in the Scottish kind of way where it sleets sideways for days on end and your windows rattle all night long.  To say it’s been a slight issue with blog photos would be unfair.  It’s been impossible.

So Iet’s have brunch in Melbourne okay?  I never really did a big ol’ round up post of this trip and, yep it was over a month ago, but indulge me.  Because one of the amazing things about blogging is that, when I’m old and wrinkly, I’ll be able to look back at that time we flew to the other side of the world and spent time with friends that meant so much to me my eyes fill up just typing it.  Big smooshy love to those guys (who are probably on the beach right now).

But you know, not to forget my roots, there’s a bit of fashion too…

Thankfifi- Merrick's General Store, Mornington Peninsula-17


The coffee.  Like drinking velvet and your mouth curls up into a sleepy morning smile because Australian coffee is just that darn good.  And then you remember that coffee at home is ruined forever.  Suffice to say that Megabucks failed in Australia because they thought it sucked.  Just have a look down there… you want to pick him up don’t you?  Me too.  Just a 24 hour flight between me and that cup of love…

Thankfifi- Merrick's General Store, Mornington Peninsula-4

Thankfifi- Merrick's General Store, Mornington Peninsula-18

And then there were the brunches.  Melbourne is all about the brunches and, as chance would have it, I too am all about the brunches.  Where can you order mushroom toast and the mushroom is as big as you toast?  Merricks General Store.  That was the very first morning of our trip after touching down at 7pm the night before.  That was the medicine.  That and friends.x


But because I really just can’t stop there let’s have a mini round up of the rest of the trip with some shots courtesy of my good friend Instagram.  Toes in the sand on the Mornington Peninsula and look, the husband was on this trip too!  Hi there.  Couldn’t have spent those days with anyone better (that would take all my photos.  Every day.  On a holiday).  He rocks.


Thankfifi Sorrento Ocean Back Beach at sunset

And the night at Polperro winery – one of my favourite places on the planet.  Some places I visit and even though they’re incredible I think ‘I’ve been here now and this was awesome – I have my memories and next time I want to see somewhere new’.  Not this place.  We’ll be back.


And then Melbourne herself – for surely she is a lady.  Full of culture and smiles and sunshine (and rain, but shhh we don’t advertise that) and great food and art and fashion I can’t afford on UK wages and trams and pour over coffees and roof top bars and streets full of graffiti and, most of all, friends.  Good times.  In fact no, the best times.

Thankfifi- Hosier Lane street art graffiti & street style, Melbourne


Thankfifi- Hosier Lane street art graffiti & street style, Melbourne-17

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for indulging me.x



    • Thankfifi
      18 Jan / 10:40 pm

      Trip of a lifetime πŸ™‚

  1. 16 Jan / 8:59 am

    So nice to see your wrap-up of your Melbourne trip, it looked like you had a fantastic time on instagram, this just confirmed it! πŸ™‚

    I think Melbourne is my favourite Aussie city. I was too scared to move there though so turned down a job offer and took a job here in Brissy instead – Brisbane does have the better weather. But Melbourne, something about that city. Maybe the shopping! πŸ™‚ I love visiting it!

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    • Thankfifi
      18 Jan / 10:41 pm

      At least you’re not too far away! I visited Brisbane too about 10 years ago on Australia Day (so almost 10 years ago exactly!) and remember it being beautiful – we spent the day in the Botanic Gardens and by the sea…

  2. 16 Jan / 10:02 am

    Oh this is beautiful! These photos make me want to drop everything and go to Melbourne πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ambitieuse Paris

    • Thankfifi
      18 Jan / 10:41 pm

      Me too!

    • Thankfifi
      18 Jan / 10:41 pm

      Thanks Diana.x

  3. 18 Jan / 8:50 pm

    Looks amazing Wendy, absolutely gorgeous. Nice to see a little sunshine – even if it is jus tin pictures, roll on Spring I say! x

    • Thankfifi
      18 Jan / 10:42 pm

      Thanks Rosie – great to have these as the memories and, yes, roll on spring!

  4. Laura
    19 Jan / 3:27 am

    Oh you made me well up a little! Great pics. Bring on the next trip x

    • Thankfifi
      20 Jan / 10:34 pm

      Definitely – I need another trip booked asap – roll on June.x

    • Thankfifi
      20 Jan / 10:34 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  5. Joanne
    16 Jan / 8:48 pm

    Come back! There’s always a place for you with us. Feel blessed to live here, and you are right, the coffee is magnificent! X

    • Thankfifi
      17 Jan / 10:33 am

      Ah Jo I would LOVE to come back… one day for sure. One of my favourite places in the whole world.xx

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