Before the year ends…

I know I was supposed to have my last post last Thursday…but I can’t stop myself, especially when I visited all the Christmas decor in the city.

Caught up with my daughter for late lunch last Monday and Jack and I walked the town til dark.

I love taking the train…one because it is cheaper than taking the car, two because you can see the city from high up, since almost all of the stations have removed their ground level crossings.

It was about 45 minutes train ride from our place to the city of Melbourne. These were shots from the Oakleigh Station with people cutouts which I believe is from the 80s era.

This is the Tianjin Gardens Lion Guardians near the exit of the Parliament Station.

On the way to the restaurant, we passed by some colourful and interesting murals.

Then it was lunch… Tucked in a carpark in a hidden laneway off Bourke Street is this authentic looking Thai food place named Soi38 . At first glance, the place didn’t look impressive at all, but after my first sip of the Noodle soup WOW it is just so delicious! No wonder there’s always a queue outside its door.

Christmas trees, decors, streetart, macarons, singing Reindeers… And yes, that is my 28 year old daughter, Pat, still enjoying this silly season!

Then ice cream time

And before we even noticed, the sun was beginning to set.

The spectacular 16m tree and the Christmas balls are back at Fed Square.

Walked to see the Melbourne Town Hall all wrapped up with a bow and moving projections.

A dazzling display of projections on the Flinders Street block.

There were still so much to see as Melbourne comes alive this festive season, but my feet has had enough. So off we took the train back home.

Inspired by Jo’s Monday Walk

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS! See you all again once I decide to post again maybe in 2023. ❤️


  1. restlessjo says:

    That food looks fabulous and I know I can rely on you to have a good time at Christmas, Teresa. Sending hugs and very best wishes for the new year 🥳🎄☃️🦌💖

    1. Teresa says:

      Of course, I love Christmas!
      Sending hugs back to you, Jo and to your family. You need it in that freezing weather. All the best for the new year too!

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  2. It looks like you had a wonderful day, and it’s so festive! That food from the Thai place, and the sweet goodies all look delicious.

    Merry Christmas, Teresa to you and yours! See you in 2023 or, whenever! 😃🎄🎅

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, a wonderful but tiring day indeed. Yes, you’ll definitely see me in 2023. 🎄❤️💚

  3. Angela says:

    Great pictures!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🎅🎄

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Angela! Have a great one to you and yours! 💚🎄

  4. Toonsarah says:

    That meal sounds delicious and the murals and lights are so colourful! As for Pat, you’re never too old to love Christmas 🎄🎄 Have a wonderful one, and happy new year if we don’t ‘speak’ again 😘

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sarah, you have been a great part of my blogging world. I will definitely be back next year. I just mentioned last post …i meant for the year haha I think I didn’t explain myself well. Have a great Christmas to you and your family. Keep warm my friend ☃️

      1. Toonsarah says:

        Oh no, I understood exactly what you meant – I’m the one who didn’t explain myself properly. I meant, ‘if we don’t speak again before the new year’ 😘

        1. Teresa says:

          Haha misunderstanding between an Aussie and a Londoner.

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Teresa, you can’t stay away from all of us bloggers. Your photos are so cheerful and happy. Hope you continue to have fun this holiday season.

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh sorry I was just telling Sarah that I didn’t explain myself clearly. I was just having time off this Christmas to New Year because it is quite hectic here. No plans of quitting on you my friend! See you in 2023 ☃️🎄☃️🎄❤️💚

      1. Cee Neuner says:

        I new you were just off for the holidays. Have fun 😀 😀

        1. Teresa says:

          Thanks Cee ❤️

  6. nesfelicio says:

    Merry Christmas, Teresa! Enjoy the best of the holidays and keep writing and sketching!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Nes. Enjoy the holidays and yes i will keep on sketching and posting on this blog… 💚❤️

  7. It truly is Marvellous Melbourne, and you’ve captured it so well, have a perfect Christmas.

    1. Teresa says:

      Wishing you the same! Thanks, glad you liked the photos that I captures of my city! ❤️🎄💚

  8. Storyteller says:

    Feels like Christmas. Your photos have got me in. Christmas spirit. Thanks a bunch. Makes me want to head down to Melbourne. 🎄🎄🐝

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes why not! But I guess Sydney is more festive than Melbourne. Have a good celebration 🎄❤️💚

  9. Mama Cormier says:

    What a lovely day and the food looks amazing.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Mama, it was a great day. Thanks for commenting and have a wonderful Christmas!

  10. What a wonderful day 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes it was. Have a Happy New Year!

      1. Wish you too a Happy New Year 🥳

  11. Merry Christmas 🎄

    1. Teresa says:

      Hope your Christmas was great and have a Happy New Year too!

      1. Thanks Teresa..wish you too a Happy New Year 🥂

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