Tabatha’s Favourite Facts! Melbourne!

A big hello to you all from your cold travel kitty! Yes, the temperatures here in Sydney have dropped significantly and I am currently curled up in a small ball with a cup of warm Catniptini (which as always is very delicious!)

Today as I look out of the bedroom window, I am delighted to share my favourite facts with you and today I am very excited to share my favourite facts about Melbourne ๐Ÿ™‚

So let me share them withย  you all!

1. Vegemite was invented in Melbourne! It first hit the shelves of Australia in 1923 and is the Australian alternative to Marmite, which is popular in the UK! Meow-tastic!

2. The Queen Victoria market has been going since 1878 and it is the largest open air market in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere! So that means…it is the largest Southern Hemispheric market in the Milky Way! WOWMEOW!

3. Melbourne’s first newspaper, ‘The Melbourne Advertiser’ was first published inย January 1838. Purr-tacular! Reading for the masses (including smart travel cats)

4. In 1882, ‘The Doll Hospital’ for dolls and stuffed animals was first opened and it still exists today! Now this kitty knows where to go if she needs a stuffing transplant. Purr-fect ๐Ÿ™‚

5. The National Gallery of Victoria is the oldest art museum in Australia and you can find it on St. Kilda Road! This kitty loves art and history!

6. The Melbourne Cup was first run as far back as 1861 and Archer was the first ever winner! Cat-urb!

7. Melbourne was originally going to be called ‘Batmania’ due to the many bats that swarm the skies at sunset. Melbourne was eventually named after the British Prime Minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, who lived in a village called Melbourne in the county of Derbyshire in England. Melbourne became a city, after Queen Victoria declared it so on the 25th of June 1847! Cat-tacular!

8. Ned Kelly (the infamous bushranger) was hanged (eek!) on the 11th of November 1880! His death mask was put on display in Bourke Street…very creepy for this kitty!

9. Pubs in Melbourne used to be required to close at 6pm! (What?) right up until 1966! This was where the term ‘The six o clock swill’ first started. People would rush to buy drinks after work, before closing time, which meant many people became quite drunk quite early on in the day. NB: This still applies to students and travel cats (especially where Catniptinis are concerned!)

10. THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD OF VICTORIA. Enough Said. Just CAT-TASTIC!

This small cat really hopes you enjoyed her favourite facts about Melbourne ๐Ÿ™‚ Until next time!

Your (cute) travel cat, Tabs xxxxxx

 

 

 

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Tabatha’s Favourite Facts-Sydney!

Hello to you all! Your travel cat is back! ๐Ÿ˜€ (After a few weeks of Kat being photographed and preened, beauty Queens eh?)

For today I have a list of my 12 favourite facts about Sydney (which is where Kat and I currently reside) Your stuffed travel kitty hopes you like them!

OK, so with no further ado, here we go!

1. Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge is known to the locals as ”the Coat Hanger” due to its shape! It is also the tallest steel arch bridge in the world and its constriction finished in 1932. Meow-wow!!

2. George Street is the oldest street in the whole of Australia! Purrfect for ghost spotting…..

3. Sydney was established as a city in 1842.

4. Built in 1816, Cadman’s Cottage is the oldest house in Sydney!!

5. Sydney is home to over 100 beaches. Get that sun-cat cream on ๐Ÿ˜€

6. The Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous spiders on Earth, so that means in the entire Milky Way too! It can bite through fingernails…..and gloves…… ๐Ÿ˜ฟ

7. Sydney is home to the deepest natural harbour in the world! It is 504,000 megalitres deep! When this kitty discovered that 1 megalitre measures to 264, 172 US gallons, it hurt my small brain. This kitty definitely needs swimming lessons.

8. The world famous Opera House was completed in 1973, after 14 years of construction. It is the third busiest opera house in the world! Just imagine it….Tabatha at the opera! ๐Ÿ˜ป

9. Sydney has the highest ranking of International students in the whole world! I wonder how many international travel cats there are….

10. The Sydney fish market is the world’s third largest fish market! And kitties do love to munch on delicious fish!

11. The University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia and it was established in 1850. That was 169 years ago….๐Ÿ™€

12. And last but not least….there is a cat cafe! Catmosphere cat cafe is based in Surry Hills in the city centre. It serves delicious coffee whilst you visit beloved cats and kittens. Cat-tacular!

Thank you for reading my favourite facts! It feels good to be back!

Your travel bloggin’ kitty Tabs xxxx

 

 

Queen Tabatha

Good morning everyone! Your travel kitty has had the most AMAZING week!

Yes, your stuffed travel cat has been living it up in a 5 star resort in the Gold Coast! As Kat made the National Finals of the Australia Galaxy Pageants! So of course this travel puss lived like a Queen!

I was drinking delicious Catniptini’s by the pool, bathing and basking in the sun…and…I was crowned!

Tabatha! Queen of the travel cats!

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I can’t believe it! My own cat sized crown… ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป

Kat did so well too. How lovely does she look in her gowns?

More news to come!

Your ( Queen of the travel cats) Tabs xx

Happy Easter Weekend everyone!

Good afternoon everyone! Your travel cat really hopes you are all having a happy Easter filled with love and treats โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Your travel kitty did the Karloo pool trail walking from Waterfall to Heathcote in the beautiful Royal National Park and had the most wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜

I saw waterfalls

Lots of green, unique nature

I even saw the Karloo pools themselves

Someone even wrote a lovely poem…

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I hope you enjoyed my pictures.

Happy Easter Caturday everyone! Your cat is resting her paws ๐Ÿ˜บ

Your travel cat, Tabs xxxxx

Bundeena and the Royal National Coastal Walk

Good morning everyone! How are you all? Your kitty is resting her paws after an epic coastal hike yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜ป

Your travel kitty covered lots of miles (or km) and managed to get some beautiful shots of stunning scenery along the Australian coastline.

I felt on top of the world when I saw Sydney city over the horizon!

There was even a gorgeous sunset on the ferry ride back home…

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Have a great day everyone! Oh…and happy Caturday!

Your (hiking) travel cat, Tabs XXX

 

 

 

 

Morning Hike

Good afternoon everyone!

Your travel cat had a wonderful, sunny Sunday hiking the morning away along the amazing Australian coastline ๐Ÿ˜ป

I found my very own kitty cave and some swings! This cat had such a lovely time swinging away looking at the stunning blue of the ocean.

Now your travel cat is relaxing with a delicious milky coffee and contemplating going for a cheeky Catniptini later…. Make life amazing guys โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Enjoy my photos!

Your (hiking!) Travel kitty Tabs XXX