Sunday, 21 December 2014

Santa's house party

Those clever kids at The Carlton have been rummaging throughout their busy box's and slaving away like elves to bring all of their good punters the glorious gift of Santa's House Party.  Level 4 has been re-imagined into a Xmas themed carnival for carousing with an interactive life-size snow dome, a tasty Gingerbread houseparty house and a Igloo  Discgoo.  And of course naughty Santa puts a lot more XXX in Xmas in his present cave.

The Castle kids in the snow dome.

Thats not really Santa.

DJ Frank gets targeted.

Trying on the good act with Naught Santa.

Naughty Santa, well, just being naughty.

Naughty Santa training his elf.

Taking confessions from Lucy.

Jim & the boys hit the glitter dome.

Queen of the Elves, YelzaYelza.

Thank you to Tracey, James and the always fun crew at The Carlton for spreading the festive cheer to us all.  You can still hit the Santa House Party experience until Christmas eve.


Saturday, 20 December 2014


Mpavilion is just another of those things that makes Melbourne so marvellous.  A wonderful initiative from the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, which has seen the commissioning and construction of a temporary space that will operate for 4 months from October '14 until February '15 over the Spring/Summer period.  A very clever and stylish structure it is too, designed by local Melbourne architect, Sean Godsell.  A whole slew of talks, performances and events have been programmed in for the general publics pleasure. 
Our dear friends the Buckingham-Betts called a troupe of us along to enjoy this fine structure with a pre Christmas tipple and to celebrate dear Robert Buckingham's birthday.
Sited opposite the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road in the Queen Victoria Gardens, it was a wonderful place to be on a mild summers evening, surrounded by lovely manicured gardens and a host of beautiful sculptures.

Happy birthday Bob.

We are indeed fortunate to live in a city that affords such brilliant initiatives. 

Marvellous Mpavilion in Melbourne.  Thanks Ms Milgrom.