Maurine is John’s mother; 88 and still going (fairly) strong.

Her name is spelt unusually, so we were really pleased to find her street in Melbourne’s west.

We walked it with Wendy, Robyn’s aunt.

Nice to see they were tennis courts in Maurine Court. Maurine loved her tennis; I have fond memories of mum enjoying tennis with a group of ladies every Wednesday at Northbridge.


Wendy Mews, Chirnside Park (VIC)

Posted: October 14, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Wendy is Robyn’s aunt, Patricia’s sister.

We were in Melbourne for the weekend visiting Wendy, so after breakfast we went for a drive and walked Wendy Mews, not far from where she lives on Melbourne’s fringe.
Not an overly taxing walk… Wendy Mews is about 30 metres long.

It’s in a brand new estate with many houses yet to finishing their landscaping.

Gorgeous morning for a walk with good company.


Elizabeth St, Ryde

Posted: October 7, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Elizabeth is my sister.

Bruce St, Ryde

Posted: October 7, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Bruce is the husband of my sister, Elizabeth.

Behind Newport Beach there’s a considerable hill which rises up to Bilgola Plateau. Over the crest and down the hill towards Pittwater is Joanne Place.

So… after breakfast at Newport, by the time we walked down Joanne Place our legs were feeling it!

Pretty little street in a lovely area of Sydney.

Lynne Place, Hornsby

Posted: September 23, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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What to do? Go with the given name (Lynne St) or what Lynne is known by (Charlie Close near Wet ‘n Wild, Sydney or Charlie St at Middleton Grange). In the end we settled for Lynne St, Hornsby, which we walked with friends Tracie and Mal.

Like many streets with a given person’s name, Lynne St is pretty short, as evidenced by the panorama I took using the Google St view app.

It’s often not until you walk around streets that you realise where you are in relation to other locations you know well – like the Golf Driving Range at Thorneigh we could see (in the pic below.)

Ronald St, Hornsby

Posted: September 23, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Ronald was Ada’s husband, Robyn’s grandfather from Melbourne who died many years ago.

Beautiful day for a walk with our friends Tracie and Mal.