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The May Newsletter 2017
May 27, 2017

No Need To Hibernate This Winter

There's PLENTY to do in Melbourne!

May Edition 2017

What Happened To The April 2017 Edition?

Sincerest apologies for not being able to get the Newsletter out last April.

Sometimes life just gets in the way! The month was hectic with a family crisis having me drop everything.

Back on track now, well and truly working towards getting more information on Melbourne out there to as many folk as possible.

What's The New's This Month?

- What's been happening on the Website - New pages announced

- Complete Site Overhaul

- Products in my Razzle-Dazzle-Zazzle Store - Wintertime is a fun time to head on off to the local Farmer's Market. I've designed some totes to carry all your goodies home in.

- What the goal is this month and how I need your help

- Check out the Social Media links available for you to keep in contact - Have you joined me on Social Media? Why it's important that we keep in touch - My Tribe

New Pages On The Website

Solo Build It! Review

Way back in 2008 I decided to start this adventure. I had found SiteSell. With this amazing company and the strategy it had put together I have been able to produce an online business.

It's time now, to share the adventure, hence the birth of the Solo Build It! Review.

Massive Site Overhaul!

The site's pages are still being overhauled. As there are over 250 pages, so this is going to take some time to complete.

At least the page's update will make sure that the information on it, is up to date.

If you do find anything on the website that is out of date, I would really appreciate if you could let me know. Please contact me here

Also, if there is anything that you would like to see up on the site, use the same link and let me know. I love putting new information on the site for others to enjoy.

There are some pages on the site where you can share your own experiences. On the page, you will find a form where you can add your own story. Here are some examples.

Zoo Stories

If you would like to share your experience or experiences with us, that would be great. Become part of the website with your very own page.

Here is a typical example of a viewer's experience on the beach at Redcliff

Sunrise on Redcliff beach

The Biggest Mistake Visitors to Melbourne Make

'Not Being Prepared'

Preparing your trip/visit into the city will save you heaps of time and frustration.

Family Getaways Melbourne will help somewhat, however, there are other ways that you can make your visit a memorable one.

Drop into the Tourist Information Centre at Federation Square and chat with the friendly staff there.

Federation Square, Melbourne Corner Swanston and Flinders streets (opposite Flinders Street Station) Open daily 9am - 6pm

Melbourne Visitor Booth

Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne between Swanston and Elizabeth streets Open daily 9am - 5pm

Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre

Fitzroy Gardens Wellington Parade, East Melbourne Open daily 9am - 5pm

City Ambassadors

Along Swanston Street At corner of Flinders Street, Collins Street and Bourke Street Open daily Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday, noon to 3pm

Or, if you have access to a printer, print off some maps ...

Visitor Maps

Weather in Melbourne in May and June

Had April's newsletter arrived you would have been warned about May's impending wintry weather.

Weather in May

This year it seems that Winter has arrived early.

Cold mornings, shorter days and the trees have lost their leaves faster than previous years. May's colour has turned into a boring grey :-(

Check out what the weather will be like in the coming month of June

Melbourne Weather in June

What's Happening In Melbourne In June?

It may be Winter, but Melbourne never sleeps.

Plenty of activities to enjoy in Melbourne and throughout the suburbs.

Click on any of these links for more information.

- Melbourne International Jazz Festival

- Good Food and Wine Show

- Mind Body Spirit Festival

- Melbourne International Animation Festival

- Melbourne Boat Show

I don't know about you, but I love BBQ's in the park in winter. There's something about a BBQ'd sausage in bread and the smell of the Aussie bush. Kid's running through the fallen Autumn leaves and the crisp mountain air.

What's New In The "Razzle-Dazzle-Zazzle Store?

Winter is an excellent time to wander the local Farmers Markets

I've made up several totes for carrying all that special produce back home with you.

Here is a small selection, just to get you started ...

Whilst you are visiting my Zazzle store, wander around and check out more of my product range. If you want something especially designed or made up for you just let me know.

Contact me here - Get in touch

Social Media

Social Media is alive and well on Family Getaways Melbourne.

Take the opportunity to drop in on one or all of these page links and connect up. Keep in touch!

- The Facebook Family Getaways Melbourne Page

- The Facebook Melbourne Markets Page

- The Google+ Page for Family Getaways Melbourne

- Melbourne Travel Boards on Pinterest

- Follow me on Instagram

To those of you who have already connected on any of these Social Media platforms, I say Thank you

What I love to do is interact with you. Always far more interesting to have a two way conversation the internet.

Come on over and start a conversation, share a picture or more from the Pinterest boards or if you have tried something, make a comment. This 'Tried' button really get the conversations going. Give it a try out. For example you may have done something in Melbourne that the picture is depicting. Say so and what you thought of it.

Look out for the pictures that I have pinned personally - they will have this showing ...

If there is a question you need to ask or a tip/suggestion that you would like to share with me and the Site visitors, please feel free to contact me here at …

Family Getaways

I Need Your Help!

Over the next few months, I have set myself a goal to really advance my website and try and build the traffic that is visiting.

So much so that I'm going to be doing a lot of posting, Tweeting and Instagraming through the Social Media platforms.

Here's where I would love you to help somewhat. You have a wonderful group of peers. Some of whom have never seen the Family Getaways Website. I would love you to share the site around amongst your family and friends.

The figures are improving every week, however, where I would love them to be is a lot higher.

Building Family Getaways Melbourne keeps me young and active, sharing what I know and what I'm learning about Melbourne gives me so much pleasure. I am sure there are stacks more people out there who would enjoy what the site has to offer.

I will say thanks for the help now as I know you love this little 'Tribe' we are in and I'm sure so will your peers.

The Future Of Family Getaways Melbourne

The Site is here to stay and I hope that you are enjoying exploring the pages as much as I do writing them up.

This coming month I will be out there exploring more of what Melbourne has to offer.The city is developing so fast these days. New buildings going up, new precincts being redeveloped and more things to see and do.

If there is anything that you need to ask pop over here and ask away

Want to see more content o the site? Have you got any suggestions? Contact me here

Don't forget to drop in and visit any of the markets I've reviewed so far and tell them Family Getaways Melbourne suggested that you do so.

If you like this Newsletter's content, please do a friend and me a big favor and "pay it forward."

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Until we speak again in June, have a great month.

Keep well and keep safe

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