Holier than thou

The spring housing market is picking up and this converted church at 801 – 809 Heidelberg Road in Alphington has caught my eye as I often drive past when I’m in the area on the way back to Rosanna. While 13 Carn Ave in Ivanhoe looks spectacular (look at me!), I love the quieter charm of 18 Rose Street and all its beautiful original period features, which have been left intact.

801-809 Heidelberg Road Alphington (above & below) images via realestate.com.au

If you’re lucky enough to live in a period home, you may be interested in Goldie & Bee‘s drawings of heritage houses (or commission them to draw your own house). I was also amused reading about Scarecrow Season 2021 taking place in Rossmoyne Street Thornbury and the various different themed scarecrows being created – there’s a tutorial on how to make your own scarecrow if you’re so inclined.

From scarecrows to Spooktaculars – the Ivanhoe Traders Association is again this year running its Halloween Spooktacular @ home event – registrations have closed for gift packs to be mailed although there is a waiting list available. If you like a good scare you might also enjoy reading about ghostly experiences in Victoria.

18 Rose Street Ivanhoe (above & below) images via realestate.com.au

While it’s a bit gloomy today, it was good to see people picnicking outside with the warmer weekend weather. There have also been a few recent Good Food articles on restaurant quality platters, dips and pies for your picnic basket and how to make your Melbourne picnic pop. In this second extended lockdown, I’ve not done much ‘learning a new skill’ activity (motivation hasn’t exactly been high) except for practising my French on the duolingo app most lunchtimes.

While Angie Chong from the Humble Dumpling in Fairfield has closed her dumpling making business as she pursues a sea change – she had pivoted to the WeTeachMe platform for online workshops and classes. One of my school friends has also gifted me a make your own Kokedama lesson via ClassBento – fun workshops in real life (!) once Victoria’s population reaches 80% vaccinated. Something to look forward to as the beginning of the end draws near.


Author: missrosannablog

I'm a marketer, writer, blogger and creative type interested in all things arts and culture in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ranging from inner city to outer suburbia and beyond.

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