Check in: Melbourne

We’re driving out of Melbourne as I frantically type into my phone and simultaneously try to direct Matt to the freeway. We’ve had an amazing almost-week in Melbourne. We found wonderful new places to visit and many beautiful details in places we revisited. Yesterday was our wedding anniversary, a fantastic day exploring the city and ending with a beautiful dinner on the Yarra.

Flowers for our fourth anniversary. How time flies!

The best part of Melbourne, far and away, was seeing lots of long lost friends and meeting new children: Kate and Jacob; Luke, Jo and baby Hannah at Geelong; old family friends Bron, Ian, Joel and Ben; Nat, Chris and baby Ben; sharing an amazing lunch with Brad on our last day. Melbourne is a beautiful city but it’s really the people that make it. Next time I’d like to try and track down my cousins and second cousins.

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6 thoughts on “Check in: Melbourne

  1. Anonymous

    Haha, yeah. There are two versions floating around Sydney at the moment – the old traditional one and a new arrangement.

    The old version has an amazing final verse (“when we’ve been there ten thousand years bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we first begun”). I don’t really know why the new version changed and replaced it, but it did. The final verse of the new version is about the complete wiping out of creation and hints at a weird duality where the earth is not so good and we are going to be freed from it (“the earth will soon dissolve like snow, the sun forbear to shine, but God who called me here below will be forever mine”).

    I know that the dissolving and the sun not shining are both alluded to in different texts (2 Peter 3 and Revelation 22) but both of those are in the greater context of God creating new heavens and new earth. That doesn’t really feature in the song at all now that the old final verse has been lopped off. I’m calling it an unhelpfully accidental Plato moment!

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  2. Anonymous

    I Also! (love those guys so much)

    Ello! Just catching up on your blog, loving all the posts and photos and felt I couldn’t leave without commenting on this one. What a beautiful year with so many good things.
    Love you
    x Bron

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