Yesterday after traipsing my ass all over my beautiful city, (here's the proof, not only of the city but the amount of bloody walking I did --> )
I finally found my way to the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden in the Botanical Gardens for a catch up with the Melbourne contingent of Aussie Curves.
These gardens are absolutely stunning. I'd flash around some photos but I won't do them justice. Instead I'll leave that to Jeanie over on her blog since she's the photographer extraordinaire. They're surrounded by a hedge with a gorgeous grotto in the middle, have lush lawns and beautiful garden edges. I really don't think we could have found a more serene spot if we tried, probably could have found a dryer spot (hello wet bums) but it was worth it.
Melbourne turned on spectacular weather for us and we all sat in the shade with a warm breeze and talked and talked. It was wonderful to meet Jeanie, Omega, Kerry and Ally. In the past I used to be quite anxious about meeting new people, especially from anything online, but I felt really calm about the whole thing. The conversation flowed quite naturally and it was a shame when I had to leave.
Hope you all enjoyed the catch up as much as I did and I'll so be in on a cocktail bar for the next one.
P.S. Here are the offending Ritz crackers sitting happily on my front seat. I gave them stink eye the whole way home.