Holly Valance’s Melbourne Riddle for Werewolf of Ozzers

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s that end of the week time of the week, which means it’s time for the second episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps. This one leaves off where the last ended; but we remembered to add that Hoppers Crossing and Riddells Creek are real places for this one… as well as Niddrie and Sunbury.

Kangaroos @ Riddells Creek Treetop Scout camp
Kangaroos @ Riddells Creek Treetop Scout camp (Photo credit: Ryk Neethling)

Travel Quest Riddles

While Hoppers Crossing only plays a little part in the unfolding story played out over two chapters/episodes, Riddells Creek proves essential.

That is because a riddle creaking with nonsense is set in this episode over four literary nonsense poems. Then the Werewolf of Ozzers try and answer it in the next.

All great travel quests contain many smaller hurdles and tasks before the denouement; physical and riddle; and it was no different for the Werewolf of Ozzers. Most also contain beautiful women, and the Werewolf of Oz is no different.

It is probably different in having bubble and squeak play such an important part in the storyline!


Kermit (Photo credit: musicwala)

A frog fellow called Kermit Croaking helped us across Hoppers Crossing, before we got an easy ride with Dennis, Peter and Jack all the way to Gillian Taylforth. We said goodbye to the Easy Riders on the edge of the city, before continuing by foot and paw.

We went walkie
up to Niddrie,
perused Sunbury,
were told of hungry,
by a honey bee,
so we continued northerly.

Holly Valance’s Bubble and Squeak Riddle at Riddells Creek

Some girls
Some girls (Photo credit: trixie)

We were beyond peckish by the time we reached Riddells Creek; so we were delighted to see the Best and Scrumptious Bubble and Squeak stall on the side of the road.

We asked the woman at the stall how much it was for the fine looking fayre on offer. She replied:

My name is Holly Valance
and I’m going to give you a chance
to win all you can eat for free
by just answering a riddle or three.

Travelling Tribe Accept the Valance Challenge

I replied:

‘We have faced many challenges on our journey,
so one or three more
is not as daunting a prospect
as it might have been a year ago.’
Holly Valance said that was great to hear,
and she was confident we would not err.

Bubble & Squeak relocate
Bubble & Squeak relocate (Photo credit: erase)

Then she revealed our Riddells Creek riddle, which had two parts. Firstly, she asked us to name the city we had just been in; and secondly, whether it was named such because Mel Gibson was born there.

Bubble and Squeak Speak

We got in a huddle,
over a squeaky puddle,
ready to answer the Valance
knowing we could leave nothing to chance
for our bellies were starting to rumble
in need of a big brunch of bubble.



Easy Riders film and actors (Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson).
Holly Valance (actress/singer).
Mel Gibson (actor)
Hoppers Crossing, Niddrie, Sunbury and Riddells Creek are real places.


werewolf of oz book cover

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