a very northcote christmas

Having seen most of my nearest and dearest already, Christmas day was a very relaxed backyard celebration. From prosecco, fruit and panettone to ham, seafood, salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, and iced tea with edible flowers – and a few fine cheeses and dark chocolate coated lebkuchen thrown in. Sunshine, a walk, and an after dinner whisky finished the day quite nicely…

christmas cherries

christmas iced tea edible flowers

northcote silent disco walking tour with guru dudu

Feel like dancing? A little flash mob action? Guru Dudu’s Silent Disco Walking Tours are for you! One hour sessions this weekend, a bargain at $10. Explore High St Northcote – the shops, tram stops, Ruckers Hill, street art – with super stereo soundtrack! Tickets and more info at Eventbrite.Tickets and more info at Eventbrite.

harper street book exchange

Walk down Harper Street to the level crossing (or stroll across from Foxy Brown on South Crescent). Look out for the wooden kerosene crate on the pole. Is this Northcote’s smallest Book Exchange? I left a copy of White Teeth by Zadie Smith there today. If you want it, you know what to do…

harper street book exchange

melbourne street art 86

There’s always so much street art along the #86 tram route. Check out the Melbourne Street Art 86Melbourne Street Art 86 blog for lots of handy info, maps and more! Site also looks at suburbs beyond the 86, so swing by, lace up your shoes and get walking…