Monday, 22 June 2009

BEAUTIFUL WINTERS DAY

SUNSHINE IN MELBOURNE
Look at that beautiful sunshine glistening on the water
on this sensational Melbourne Winters Day.
Make sure to click on the photos to enlarge them

Today Max and I went to Melbourne (just over an hours drive away) as Max had a job interview. Fingers crossed that he will get this one. He was retrenched in October and has since then only managed to pick up a few small contract jobs.
EDIT - Laura asked what retrenched was - so I figured maybe others didn't know.
This is a definition from the web -retrenchment - Whereby an employee is dismissed because the employer has made a definite decision that they no longer require the job you are doing.
On our way home we went to St Kilda and had lunch at the beach.
Loved the colour of this boat

You can see the buildings in Melbourne in the background behind all those masts.

St Kilda Pier is quite long.
Click here for some information on the area.

There is even a cute little bridge next to the childrens Rotary Club Playground
Max had to pose for this photo for you all

33 comments:

vintage at heart said...

Looks like fun and oh so beautiful!!!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison
What a beautiful day it was!
The very best of luck to Max with his Job Interview - fingers and toes crossed!!!

xo

Shabbyfufu said...

So hard to believe that it's winter over there Alison!

Mermaid Queen said...

All the best to Max and his job interview. Your photos are beautiful. :) Martha

Florence and Mary said...

Amazing photos Alison

Victoria xx

Tammy said...

What a beautiful day. Love all of the boats and especially that yellowish green one. That is a really pretty bridge that Max is standing on. Good luck to him! Fingers crossed.

Bejeweled said...

What beautiful shots of the boats and water! Best of luck to Max with his interview!!

Firefly Hill said...

Beautiful! Your winter does not look too bad! I wish Max luck with the job search..

Sherry said...

Gorgeous photos! You must have had a lovely time.

Sherry

Geralyn Gray said...

Melbourne looks beautiful---is it really winter???? Thanks for visiting my blog----I love when I get visitors from so far away!!!!!!

Joy for the Journey said...

Those are gorgeous pictures! There's nothing like the water...ahh!
Sarah :)

laura said...

What a lovely day indeed. Your photos do it justice. Very nice. How can Max not find good luck on such a beautiful day in such a beautiful place, with his beautiful wife. I see good luck and good times for you. What does retrenched mean exactly besides that it causes on to need to interview?

Alison Gibbs said...

Laura this is the definition of Retrenchment - Whereby an employee is dismissed because the employer has made a definite decision that they no longer require the job you are doing.
So basically they were cutting down on staff numbers and he was one of the unlucky ones to lose his job
Alison

The Rose Room said...

Beautiful winters day Alison. Fingers and toes x'd for hubby. Rachaelxo

The White Bench said...

Oh my! This is sooo beautiful, Alison!!!
Monica.

The Pink Poodle said...

dear alison...those photos look sooo beautiful...

(kind of looks like my view from my window??)//

Hope all is good news with Max..xx

and have missed a few of your posts re the hot air balloons..have you GOT UP THERE YET??

(looked out my bedroom window this morning..and saw balloons way way out EAST/south east ??? thought about your adventures??

xx andrea

alicew said...

It looks beautiful...and nothing like my winters here!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Alison,
It's beautiful there and looks nice and cool. It's going to be very hot here this weekend... hmmm... maybe I should use that time to blog hop! Have a lovely weekend and good luck to your husband in finding a job that he likes, we went through that a few years ago with my hubby and I feel for you both.
~Tracie

Chantilly Cottage said...

Hi Alison
It certainly does look like a beautiful day...
And I wish Max the best of luck with his interview keeping my fingers crossed.
Hugs.. Deb

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Pretty pictures! Good luck with the interview!! xo, suzy

cinner said...

Oh so beautiful....they are definately not like our winters,,,,would you like to trade for 5 feet of snow...lol. Take care. I hope Max gets the job...cinner

mosaicqueen said...

Good Luck to the hubby. This economy problem is definitely Global!
Thank you for sharing these pictures. It has been so hot here the last couple of days (111 degrees) and these pictures are very cooling :-)

Hugs!

Michelle

KayEllen said...

Looks like a wonderful day:)

I was at our coast line today in southern California...

Love the sea air!!

All my best to you and your Husband and the interview:)

Have a wonderful week,
kayellen

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

How stunning!~~~XXOO, Beth

vicki archer said...

A gorgeous day and fingers crossed for the job....xv

Stephenie said...

Your pictures look amazing...I love the picture of the little green boat..Melbourne looks like such a pretty place.. Thanks for sharing...
Stephenie

Jacqueline said...

What fabulous photographs. Here in the U.K. we are having a heatwave (hard to believe, I know) and I know it's winter over there, it seems odd that we are having temperatures of 32C. All the best on the job front. XXXX

icandy... said...

You have some beautiful photos here, Alison! Thanks for sharing with us! :)
Christina

shabbydreaming said...

LOVE the pictures!! they could be framed!!
Hugs
mands

KarenHarveyCox said...

Alison,
Your photographs are beautiful. Melbourne is on my list of my favorite wish places to visit. I did visit Sydney once, but it just made me want to see more of Australia. I must have looked like I fit in though, people on the street were asking me for directions.

What a beautiful Winter's day. I will say a prayer that Max gets that job. Do you have to travel far to get to the city, or is it an easy commute

Have a lovely day.

karen

sarah said...

oh yes the winter's days are beautiful aren't they

hope he went well...

Joy for the Journey said...

Keeping my fingeres crossed for you both...
Sarah

Pearl Maple said...

Alison your photos of St Kilda are beautiful and capture all those bright sparkling qualities of the area. Hope your husband gets a bit of luck on the job front, it hard going at the moment but signs of recovery are there.