Before Portland had a corner of my heart, I was in love with Melbourne. And who wouldn’t be – great coffee, straight men, fabulous fabulous music, a better Writers’ Festival than Sydney, and craft, craft and craft. I fell in love with my best friend in Melbourne – and I think that’s one of the reasons Portland wooed and won me – Portland is mine and only mine. There are no size ten converse prints across Portland. And, you know, I’m saving Portland for Viggo. Not to mention that the bloody Lucksmiths are from Melbourne, and I’m still pissed with them for splitting up.
I haven’t been back to Melbourne since we became I, and there’s been a humungous part of me that hasn’t wanted to go back. But there’s a day looming on my calendar, a day I’m not overly looking forward to. Were I not terrified of flying, I’d be seeing eels in Portland, and doing my damndest to find Viggo, so I could stay, but there isn’t enough Bach Rescue Remedy to get me to Portland in one piece. And I guess it’s time to get back in the saddle, so I’ve got something to tell you.
I’M GOING TO MELBOURNE.
Yes peeps, Miss Alison is making a trip to Mecca.
She intends to sip fabulous coffee and have honey crumpets at the best breakfast bar in the world,
bat her eyelashes at boys, get all goofy and stupid in Cottage Industry, track down the hospital where Dr Chris works and see if she can’t go the pash with him (is he a bit of a spunk or WHAT), have a wee word with the bastards and politely suggest the band get back together. She will be dropping by and having a Brown Owl chat with Miss Pip, hopefully stopping in on the Ink & Spindle gals, and probably lamenting the fact she doesn’t drive so she can go visit Allison in Daylesford. She will also be stopping in to see the wonderful world of Tim Burton. She’d also like to dine at Cutler & Co, MoVida, sip coffee at Cumulus, pop into Craft Victoria and anything else crafty or vintagey that you think she might like to do.
If you have a (polite) suggestion for Miss Alison for Melbourne, please leave a comment below.