We rarely have blackouts anymore. Growing up it used to happen all the time, especially when there were thunderstorms. So it was a surprise when we lost power. I noticed that the road to our street was closed as well. The husband went out to investigate and apparently due to the heat one of the power poles had split. No power for at least 4 hours, and no watching the Masterchef finale for me! Oh well, we dug out some candles and camping lights and enjoyed the lack of power for a while.
I’ve wanted to do Open House Melbourne for a while, but every year I kept forgetting. This year I remembered and dragged along the husband and a couple of friends. Open House Melbourne “is a not-for-profit association that runs annual events providing the public a free and rare opportunity to discover a hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city.”
It was a great opportunity to explore Melbourne and take photos of course. It was a shame that it was so cold and rainy, but it was still a fun day. I’m looking forward to next year’s event because there are so many places that I didn’t know about that I’d love to see. There are amazing photos on Flickr for the photo competition.
I am now much more inspired to head into the city and appreciate all that Melbourne has to offer. I think that often we take the granted the city we live in.
Here’s my selection for the day. Beware there are a heap of photos.
There’s something so relaxing about candles. Good to wind down after a long week.
Happy 3oth birthday to my dear big brother! Hope you have a great day, liked your gift, and have a blast being 30!