Oh it is so nice to be home in Ballarat after a stay in Melbourne CBD, while a relative has been in hospital there. One thing I know is that I hate Melbourne traffic! It reminds me of why I moved to Ballarat back in March (2012). I love the slower pace of life in Ballarat. I love the character and heritage that this beautiful city has to offer. I love all of the activities that you can get up to here. I love being near family and friends. Most of all, I love the people. Everyone is friendly and has time for a chat.
back in Melbourne I had to get reacquainted with the Public Transport
System. I was not going to pay
astronomical fees for parking at the hospital.
I was not going to struggle with peak hour traffic. So on the bus we went, back and forth to the
hospital. I even had a tram ride on one occasion. And we walked! A much more healthier option.
We discovered where the best places were to eat out and buy our groceries and we
spent time negotiating the corridors of the hospital. As I sat waiting,
watching, hoping that everything would be okay in hospital, I often thought of
home. My family, friends and Ballarat. How nice it was to see a sign saying ‘Welcome
to the Goldfields’. ‘Welcome to the City
of Ballarat’ on the way in on the highway.
I cannot wait to welcome you home. Dedicated to your speedy recovery in hospital xo
- Margaret Benoit
- Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
- In 2012 I moved back to my home town of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. Join me as I re-discover Ballarat, one of Victoria's largest inland cities, famous for the Goldfields. You may be a resident, tourist or new comer to Ballarat. I hope to provide you with useful information about Ballarat as I re-discover my home town. I will also provide information on places which are a short drive from Ballarat. So residents and visitors come and discover Ballarat with me.