Posted on September 19, 2015
Sometimes the summer in England really delivers.
The forecast was looking really good, so my sister and made a plan to go to the beach early and make the most of it. After all, in England, you never know how long the sunshine will actually last for.
Once again – off we went complete with a packed lunch, to the old favourite, Camber Sands. Read More
Posted on July 11, 2015
Winter in Perth has been a bit two faced this year. If it’s not lovely sunny and very unwinter like, it’s been hammering it down with rain and utterly miserable! Anyways – after an whole weekend of torrential rain and damp overcast skies, the sun poked through around lunchtime on Sunday and the afternoon was perfect for a ride and scrub in that new back tyre before I took it out off road Read More
Posted on June 4, 2015
As winter approaches, the skies become awesome again.
Not that clear blue skies with endless sunshine over summer isn’t awesome – it’s just that autumn and winter do sunsets better.
I was on the roof at the weekend, clearing out the guttering, as you do (well, as we do here in Australia – the gutters are stupidly designed and can’t cope with the rainfall we have) and I spotted that the sky was looking pretty interesting out over the ocean (which I can see from the top of my roof!) so I packed up the ladder and headed out to the beach. Read More
Posted on May 23, 2015
You know winter is coming to Perth when the rains arrive.
We have a remarkably livable climate here.
For most of the year it’s pretty much awesome – can be a bit too hot in the summer, and the lack of insulation and central heating can make winter a bit chilly, but for the most part – it’s peachy.
But did you know we get more rain in Perth than in London?
Most people in Perth wouldn’t know it either, because for 4 or 5 months, it hardly rains. But it catches up. Oh boy does it. And Winter is storm season. Read More
Posted on January 27, 2014
Damn, I’m slack – I was meaning to do a post every few days to get through all these, now it’s a month late and it’s not so relevant. Ah well.
Anyway, continuing the theme – we spent a lot of time outside (as it wasn’t stupidly hot) and the beach, being pretty much on my front door step, was an obvious place to hang out for Ella and Henry! Read More
Posted on September 14, 2013
My last day with the kids was lovely and warm. We had wanted to go fossil hunting, but we were woefully unprepared for that (I didn’t research enough beforehand) and the organised tours were suspended because the main guy had hurt himself and wasn’t up to clambering about over rocks to show eager children where they could find fossils.
Instead, we just kinda headed for the north Kent coast and winged it. Read More
Posted on July 14, 2013
Hello dear readers (of which there are now a great many, apparently – WordPress tells me that I have over 1200 followers and subscribers – nice!) I hope you’re all well and happy in your lives in whatever corner of the globe you call home.
So, we’re officially past the winter solstice now (and were 2 posts ago, but I just forgot) and the days are getting longer for us southern hemisphere dwellers. As I mentioned before, the crappy winter weather tends to hit Perth in July and August, so we have a little ways to go before we see signs of spring.
Posted on July 1, 2013
First, I’d just like you all to notice for the record that this the second post in a row that hasn’t featured anything motorbike related.
But this is camera related!
The X100. I truly love this little camera.
It looks utterly fabulous and takes brilliant pictures.
I did have to upgrade the firmware to the latest version as the original settings meant it did some things that were downright annoying. (6 seconds for the camera to start, for example) To be fair, all these things had been reported in thousands of reviews,blogs, youtube clips and all over the internet, so it was really my own fault for not doing it sooner. Read More
Posted on December 26, 2012
So, all you northern hemisphere dwellers with your snow and your wrap up warm Christmas cheer where mulled wine makes perfect sense don’t know how good you have it!
As I said before, it doesn’t feel like Christmas down here in Perth – it’s almost 40C today with clear skies (and a strong sea breeze, thank god) – everyone’s heading to the beach or barbecuing on the many foreshore picnic areas. How is that Christmas? LOL!
It is, however, perfect weather to have a little ride about and I think I might have to make this a Boxing Day tradition. Read More
Posted on November 30, 2012
The other afternoon I went for another little ride out, just for the hell of it.
It’s amazing how much more you see if you’re on a bike. It’s way easier to just stop, park up and take a photo than it is from a car too. I stopped in at a couple of places I haven’t been before, just because I could.
To be honest, the coast looks very similar around here no matter where you go – all the beaches are sandy with nice turquoise ocean. I know, its torture having such a beautiful coastline! :-p Read More