Anyway... Myself and little Miss just 6 and 2.5 headed to the Botanic Gardens in Geelong. I don't remember going there as a kid and was keen to get into rediscovering my new, old surroundings. Well, it was absolutely gorgeous! The kids LOVED it! They loved walking through the tall trees, looking at the flowers, wondering at the fountain and having morning tea at the Tea House. A gorgeous caretaker also let the girls put on some protective ear muffs and sit in his ride on mower thingy!! Too much fun! It was just like a little piece of heaven right there in town. Writing this has made me realise that I need to head back and I also need to create a “Fun things to do list” to rival my “Everyday, stressing me out to do list.”
We were also excited to see 2 of the many Geelong Bollards.* These were of Daniel Bruce who was the first curator in 1857 and “Young Woman with stolen Sturt’s Desert Pea” (an Australian native plant!)
I look forward to creeping (who am I kidding...racing) out of this winter madness and discovering some more wonders in my city. Check out “Unknown Mami’s” for more!
*BAY WALK BOLLARDS, created by artist JAN MITCHELL.
104 painted wooden sculptures around the arc of Corio Bay, from Rippleside Park to Limeburners Point, tell the affectionate history of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Waterfront Geelong by Baywalk Bollards