The Blues Train took a much needed and deserved winter break for June and July before its brand new season kicks off on Saturday August 5. Tickets for the new season have been on sale for a while and might be in short supply, but for us locals, there are a few tricks we can do.
A couple of weekends ago, the fates took us riding through the Dandenong Ranges, to Olinda to be precise. After we’d blinked and totally missed Olinda, we ended up in Belgrave, where we happened upon Sooki Lounge, a purely random choice.
One of my grandfathers disappeared on his wedding night. Not for good though, he arrived back shortly after midnight to his bride of less than 24 hours, and before she could say anything he poured a hat-full of gold sovereigns over her, enough to buy two blocks of land in Ivanhoe.