I’m from Sydney (I love Sydney too), but Melbourne has so many surprises from the Myer Santa windows, great restaurants, the trams, glorious beaches all the way down the coast and excursions to the Mornington Peninsula.
Caught up with my publisher Lisa Berryman (HarperCollins) and the fantastic film producer Ewan Burnett who makes a mouth watering muffin – had brunch with them.
Followed by the WITTY WOMEN lunch at fabulous author Hazel Edwards’ hippo haunt – where around 30 witty women descended with witticisms on women in science and scientific food.
The beautiful Catholic School – St Charles Borromeo Primary School – have embraced my I AM JACK books and picture books. The infants kids proudly displayed their Gracie Spiders from ‘Gracie and Josh’ – too cute. They also sang an enthusiastic Incy Wincy Spider.
Sue Cahill the Well Being Student Services and her grandson Zac welcomed me from St Charles. They’re so hospitable and I ate too much morning tea. The teachers were amazing and are running a book day for Room to Read.
Then it was to the Jewish Yeshiva School – whose teachers and the principal welcomed me – and I had a great PD with the teachers on anti bullying and my I AM JACK books. Then the mega lunch – where I addressed the parents and friends – wow, what food.
The piece do la resistance is Jen McVeity’s excursion with Hazel Edwards and Pamela Harrison. We headed to the stunning Mornington Peninsula, spas, bush walks, good food and company …. ahhh as I said I LOVE Melbourne. #sgervay