raspberryrainbow Happily exhausted after a lovely day catching up with two sets of dear friends: visiting the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria), chatting in warm sunshine (before the rain and cold descended), churros, polar bears covered in feathers, crayons, sculptures and hexie climbing frames. So much good stuff today. Melbourne, I love you so much. 9h

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raspberryrainbow One thing I miss about Australia - swings. Very few playgrounds in Hong Kong have swings. I've no idea why when they are so much fun. (And go wee girl, who took this great photo of me having fun today). 1d
  •   mummy2v Wow... something I had never thought about. Couldnt imagine a park without swings! 1d
  •   spincushions I always race my kids to the swings. Love them 1d
  •   craftyrie I've figured out how to sit in the swing (& swing) whilst pushing the pram back & forth. It's a talent! 1d
  •   modernbasics There's a great park in mid levels. We used to call it the dragonfly park. I think it was on Kennedy rd. but you're on the other side aren't you?? 1d
  •   krresavage Yep I always steal a go on them too! 1d
  •   sarahdoelby Same for Singapore @raspberryrainbow Crazily and sadly I think it's a health and safety thing. 1d
  •   marretjeroos Lovely photo, Cat! 1d
  •   alittlevintagedoll Love this! Such a good shot!!!1d

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raspberryrainbow I'm actually in Melbourne when this is on and would love so much to attend. @unleashcreative #ucxcc 1w
  •   raspberryrainbow See you tomorrow! (Are you going to lunch?) @melbourneepicure 5d
  •   melbourneepicure Yes!!! 5d
  •   raspberryrainbow Yay yay yay @melbourneepicure! 5d
  •   froggoosebear Oh my goodness - girls - you should have told me - I would totally have been in on a catch up! @melbourneepicure @raspberryrainbow !! 4d
  •   raspberryrainbow Sorry @froggoosebear. I could only go last minute, my head is in a spin, my schedule on weekends when back is crazy. Could try and meet you for coffee one day? Have a few spare times before we head home to HK (midweek) 4d
  •   froggoosebear So completely fine @raspberryrainbow - I totally get it. You sound very busy, I ended up spending the day in bed yesterday anyway feeling very under the weather. It's totally crazy when you live away and try to fit so much in when you're back. I know what it's like. Enjoy this time with your fam and I hope your daughter has stopped vomiting! 4d
  •   raspberryrainbow I hope you are feeling better today Emma @froggoosebear? Yes, every trip back is crazy. But so many lovely peeps we want to see. Are you going to Unleash creative on Saturday? I'm thinking of going. Are you going @melbourneepicure? 4d
  •   froggoosebear No unleash creative for me unfortunately as Dave is working, but the last one that I went to was well worth it! 3d

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raspberryrainbow We are in chilly Melbourne. Today I caught up with one of my dearest friends, our kids had a great play together. Yummy mocha (with grated chocolate - heck yeah!) and belated birthday and Christmas presents. My friend cross stitched me this beautiful rainbow phone cover, so worth the wait. Thank you, lovely Paige, I miss you too xox. 1w

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raspberryrainbow The 1,600 panda exhibition in HK, so very cute. It is a serious issue though, there are currently only 1,600 pandas left on our planet. 2w

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raspberryrainbow Oh my, the Centre Pompidou is amazing. This "Cold Wind Sphere" installation by Olafur Eliasson was one of my favourites. I'd love to spend more time at the Pompidou with no nagging kids - we only saw a small selection of their amazing collection of modern art. 3w

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raspberryrainbow Inside Notre Dame really is stunning. 3w

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raspberryrainbow 9:50pm. My view. Beautiful. #paris #dontwanttoleave but I'm #missingmysewingmachine 3w
  •   sheri610 Beautiful photo 3w
  •   sapa Gorgeous evening light! I'm missing my cats...I don't have a sewing machine (yet) 3w
  •   raspberryrainbow Thanks @sheri610. It was beautiful watching the light change colour. 3w
  •   raspberryrainbow It was stunning tonight. And really brief too, over quickly @sapa. Oh yes, you must be missing your cats terribly! I hope you get a sewing machine.....does the yet mean you will? 3w
  •   christinequilts Tomorrow holds promise after such a pretty sky... The girls don't mind going to sleep while it's still 'daylight'?? @raspberryrainbow 3w
  •   intomogram Have a nice stay in Paris where I love too! 3w
  •   raspberryrainbow The girls were fine - too tired to care actually @christinequilts. We wore them out every day! 2d
  •   raspberryrainbow Thank you @intomogram. I love it too and want to go back. 2d

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raspberryrainbow Today we climbed the 669 steps up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. It really is such a beautiful monument. 3w

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raspberryrainbow Lots of military planes were flying low over Paris and our apartment today. The noise was amazing. We were all in awe. #paris 3w

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raspberryrainbow Beautiful stairs to/from our apartment. They smell and sound very old. #nofilter 3w

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raspberryrainbow The gargoyle and the Eiffel Tower (view from the tower of Notre Dame), definitely worth climbing up 422 steps for the amazing view. 3w

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raspberryrainbow Today, Sacré Cœur. I checked out the nearby fabric shops - there were quite a few. One had 5 floors of fabric. Another had a huge Liberty section, I was drooling. 3w

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raspberryrainbow 10pm, view from our apartment. 4w
  •   hathaleighcottage Lovely 4w
  •   iamjanmurphy Oh to have light at that time ......good view too ! 3w
  •   krresavage Lovely! Taking my family in September and still struggling with accomm as there will be eight if us. Excited to find your account @raspberryrainbow 3w
  •   raspberryrainbow The couch/sofa faces this view, and it's so lovely to just sit and watch. @hathaleighcottage 3w
  •   raspberryrainbow It's fab in Europe how light it is in summer @iamjanmurphy 3w
  •   raspberryrainbow I hear you @krresavage, so many of the accommodations we saw online were for 2 people only. Even with 4 we were limited. We are in a 1 bedroom apartment, with a sofa bed in the living room. It's very compact (but we are used to small living in a tiny apartment in HK). But it's Paris! So I'm happy @krresavage 3w
  •   krresavage It's tricky but you're so right- it's Paris so I'll be happy with what whatever we find @raspberryrainbow Looking forward to seeing the sights you enjoy! Keen for any recommendations you have x 3w
  •   mandasustarr I love our light summer evenings.... & Paris, full stop :) 3w

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raspberryrainbow Home for the next week, an apartment in Paris. #soexcited #paris 4w

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raspberryrainbow Cloudy sphere. #paris 4w

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raspberryrainbow Canal St Martin. Thank you lovely @asilice_crafty for your fabulous Paris suggestions. We loved walking around this area. Brunch at Holly Belly was superb. My Shropshire boy enjoyed his coffee from 10 Belles. 4w

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raspberryrainbow Hexies! And lovely tiles. #paris #hexagon #hexyaddict 4w

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