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A Day at the Beach with Cosmo

Over Christmas we had the pleasure of puppy sitting Cosmo, Kris’ Aunty’s chihuahua.  I have been loving the idea of one day getting a dog, so it was the perfect way to ‘try it out’ – with all the fun and very little responsibility.

Of course, being a chihuahua, Cosmo is very particular about most things in life.  We thought that he might like a visit to the local dog beach, to go for a frolic in the sea and a run along the sand… but Cosmo had other ideas in mind.

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Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

Despite a few rough times, including losing a grandmother each, having our entire city flooded and finding out that my little brother was mugged at gunpoint,  2011 really has been a fabulous year!

The year started off with us settling back in to the Gold Coast for our first year of Med School, and though it was a constant battle between beach and study, we found balance and started to appreciate living in such a beautiful place.  With the support of our wonderful families, understanding friends, and each other, we got through the year unscathed and both excelled academically, rounding out the year with rural placements where we were thrown in the deep end and learned more than we ever expected.

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Monday Munchies – Epic PB&J bagel

Upon a few recommendations, we sought out Manchester Press on Rankins Lane in Melbourne CBD for a spot of coffee and a snack.

The coffee was probably the best we have had in Melbourne (and that is certainly saying something) and while perusing their food menu the ‘Epic peanut butter and jam bagel’ caught my eye.

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Historical Melbourne

Aside from the food, and the fact that my wonderful extended family lives here – one of the greatest things about Melbourne are the old buildings.  It is such a contrast to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, both of which have very little in the way of history.

It is so easy to walk past and miss some amazing buildings that are used for shops on ground floor, so I have been doing the typical tourist thing and looking up while walking.

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Monday Munchies – Stefano’s, Mildura


Mildura has a large population of Italian migrants, and you know what that means… Fabulous food! On my quest to find a morning coffee that was up to my ‘snob-ish’ standards, a quick google search told me that Stefano’s was a must-eat while I was on my rural placement.

My limited student budget unfortunately didn’t allow me to try dinner at the award-winning restaurant, but thankfully, Stefano’s have a café / bakery on an adjacent street, which quickly became my place for a morning cappuccino.

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