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Melbourne – August 2019 and Six Years Ago

October 8, 2019

We were well overdue for a trip to Melbourne. The last time we ventured to Melbourne was when we wanted to eat at the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld. Dunkeld is a picturesque town at the southern end of the Grampians National Park in Victoria. That was six years ago.

Off to Melbourne we went, stayed overnight at the Parkroyal Hotel so we can pick up our hire car at the airport to drive to Dunkeld. It is between three and four hours drive depending on which route you take. The drive is lovely, through Victorian towns and the picturesque Victorian countryside.

Since it was so long ago, our memories are a bit scarce. However, I can tell you that we had accommodation across the road from the Royal Mail Hotel. Simple cottages yet more than comfortable for an overnight stay after a multi-course meal. At that time, the population was not more than 400 permanent residents. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

The Shorehouse January 2019

January 30, 2019

We live in a city that is blessed with a glorious stretch of coastline. And dotted along our glorious coastline, are a host of eateries you can wine and dine, have a quick bite, ranging in budgets, whilst you sit back and enjoy the gorgeous sun and sea. The Shorehouse is one of those places that is blessed with great food, beverage selection, service and good vibes in prime beach location in Swanbourne. Continue Reading…

Travel

SINGAPORE LONG WEEKEND JUNE 2018

June 21, 2018

Any excuse to go to Singapore and I am in like Flynn….I’ve said that before. This time, it was due to expiring points and who am to complain??? So we chose to take advantage of the June long weekend to bleed another day in Singapore using our points for flights and accommodation. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Amusé – September 2012, 2013 & 2016

November 24, 2017

The first time we went to Amusé was pretty much the first of many degustation experiences with my then fiancé (now the other half of The Synergist) where we were in full throttle on ticking off our food exploration list.

We had heard so much about this place and how amazing the food was so we had to give it a bash for ourselves, and bashed three times we did. As I am writing this blog in late 2017, they have now since closed.   There has been talk that they are tired of running such a full on husband and wife business and may open something a little bit more casual down the track. So me thinks, you will hear more from husband and wife team Hadleigh and Carolynne Troy and when they appear somewhere, it will be well worth checking out their culinary talents even though you may have missed Amuse. Continue Reading…