Carlisle Street


Street Libraries – do you have one in your hood?

Street libraries have been in the news and on facebook. These cute little libraries are just on the side of the road.  They come in different shapes and sizes, are waterproof and have a see through door.    My attention was drawn to them by a reader of this blog.  Thank you! I went to…

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flower-display at Batchin Balaclava

Batch in Balaclava for breakfast. I have renewed my friendship with this St Kilda East icon.

  Batch is still here. I first wrote about Batch on this blog in 2010.  It is wonderful to find that some places don’t turn over.  The media is full of reviews of a new place opening their doors.  So they should be we need to know what is happening out there. For example…

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St. Kilda News – The Local Newspaper for a Global Village.

This is a monthly free paper.  It is not delivered.  You need to pick one up from local outlets.  I got mine from the Grumpy Swimmers Bookshop in Elwood. Another good place is Safeway in Balaclava. The editor describes this as an Open Newspaper.  This means that anyone can write for it and summit…

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The Local Taphouse Balaclava/St Kilda a good place to hang out.

  There are always people around the entrance to The Local Taphouse in Balaclava.  One reason is because it is right on a tram stop and another is that the downstairs bar is popular and people sometimes spill out particularly in the summer. Last week on a surprisingly sunny July day I ate in…

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