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The Streets of Melbourne: Part I

Well Voices of 2013 has come to an end after an amazing year. It has been a year of firsts for me: first blogging competition, first time I have made a top 100 list, first time I have flown interstate for a blogging event, first time meeting some of my favourite bloggers, AND, first time I have won anything. More on the Voices event later (man Kidspot know how to throw a good soiree), but for those that have been following my little Voices travels, I was selected as Ford Australia Sponsor’s Choice winner of a Ford (yes, A CAR) to drive around for the next 12 months for my efforts in the Ford Choose Your Own Adventure Challenge. Still pinching myself. I’ll share all the details shortly, so much to tell you!

I travelled to Melbourne with the lovely Sash from inked in colour and Emma from My Darling Lemon Thyme. We walked, talked and photographed (boy did we photograph) our asses off. The great thing about travelling with likeminded creatives is, they don’t bat an eyelid at you constantly stopping to snap a gorgeous building or a cool person with pink hair or even a half eaten hotdog. As Emma has mentioned before about being around likeminded blogging folk, I think I “found my people”.

There are so many highlights from the weekend, the biggest of course being awarded a car for 12 months (seriously, you should see what I am driving now, this is a big deal!). Being in a room with people I have adored online for years and being able to spend the weekend talking about the creative things that get my heart pumping was sheer joy. Of course I have four million photographs (okay maybe not quite that many) to share with you, I will do them over a few posts so as not to bore you. Meanwhile: Melbourne through my lens.

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  • Angelique - Now I am STARVING and longing to another trip to Melbourne. Congratulations on your win! Loved looking at your pics of Melbs.
    Enjoy the well deserved accolades. xxxReplyCancel

  • Sash - Gorgeous photos Peggy! (Not that I would have expected anything but) Let’s do it again some time.


  • Lady Susan - Congratulations Peggy! My heart is brimming with joy for you xxxReplyCancel

  • Rach aka stinkb0mb - Oh my!! Those chips from Snag Stand look divine! I can almost taste them through the screen! I love Melbourne even more so than Sydney and I REALLY love Sydney but I think Melbourne is SUCH a photogenic city, there is something to take a snap of literally around every corner!

    And on that note, a HUGE congratulations my lovely, so well earned xoxReplyCancel

  • Your One and Only Loving mother! - So very proud of you Pegs xx
    I love Melbourne, there is so much to do and see. I could move there tomorrow.

    Your photos are great as usual, can;t wait to see the rest of them. Enjoy driving your new car.

    Love Mum xxooReplyCancel

  • Emma Galloway - Beautiful shots love :-) I wanna go back! Maybe we could drive your new car there… hehe xxReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Thank you Angelique, it was a huge surprise. I am still buzzing from the excitement of the night! xoReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - You’re on Sash. Thanks lovely. xReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Thank you Susan. I was absolutely chuffed at the announcement (still am). xReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Thank you Rach, I was in great company so am very humbled to have won.

    Yes Melbourne is very photogenic, such a pretty city. Those chips were DIVINE! So crispy and delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Thanks Mum, you know I am going to love every minute driving that beast. :)

    Melbourne is amazing, love it. The weather and lack of beaches turn me off living there but it is a great spot to visit.

    Thanks for your continued support with this blogging thing. xoReplyCancel

  • Peggy Saas - Haha now THAT would be some roadtrip Emm! Shall we pick up Sash on the way through?

    Thanks lovely. xReplyCancel

  • angelica | table twenty eight - It’s funny – reading your posts from Melbourne and your comparisions with Perth is like someone took the words right out of my mouth!

    Although Perth born-and-bred, I too have the travel bug and whenever I’m returning from an overseas reconnaissance mission, it’s always somewhat depressing coming back to a young, rather sterile and institutionalised city. I do certainly love our beaches and the opportunities afforded to us here but my heart has been firmly stolen by Europe.

    However, given that Europe is a rather long flight away, the next best thing is Melbourne and what a dynamic, cultural, foodie-friendly place it is. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and I look forward to following your photographic journey.ReplyCancel

  • Dulcine - Wow. The reality of gephgaory and the Web just hit me hard. I read this blog regularly, and I know you live in New Zealand, but until just now I have never actually thought of you as really being on the other side of the world. I learned in school that seasons in the southern hemisphere are opposite those in the northern hemisphere, but I guess I never fully comprehended it. The air outside my house right now is frigid and gusty just like it always has been this time of year for my entire lifetime.Holy cow! I also just realized that this means you celebrate Christmas in the middle of summer. Call me a sheltered American, but I can’t imagine that. Your Christmas carols must be radically different from the ones I know.ReplyCancel

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