list 4: favourite smells

I love the smell of:

  • grated lemon peel
  • rain on hot concrete
  • roses
  • beeswax
  • brand new books
  • cotton sheets dried in the sun
  • vanilla
  • freshly brewed tea
  • sea breezes through the city
  • Pears soap
  • not-quite-burnt toast
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list 1: suburbs I have lived in

  • Northcote
  • Glenroy
  • Collingwood
  • Burnley
  • Abbotsford
  • Brunswick
  • Albert Park
  • East St Kilda
  • Prahran
  • Elsternwick
  • Port Melbourne
  • Thornbury
  • Forest Hill

Apart from a short stint in Sydney for work 20 years ago, I have always lived in Melbourne.  Every suburb has a story, but, for here, some highlights:

  1. Prettiest: Albert Park.  Every morning I delighted in the changing colours and mood of Port Philip Bay as I walked to the No. 1 tram.
  2. Worst: Albert Park.  Share house from hell.
  3. Lived alone in: East St Kilda, Elsternwick, Port Melbourne, Thornbury…13 years all together.  See No. 2!
  4. Grew up in: Glenroy, Northcote before that.
  5. Best: Prahran.  I loved Prahran. I was unemployed for 3 years, but I had some of the best times there.  I walked everywhere: the Prahran market (where I bought and cooked beautiful fresh food every day), the Astor Cinema, Chapel Street, St Kilda beach.  I miss the inner city terribly now.