Fremantle

My beautiful wife and I decided to go to Fremantle for a) coffee, b) so she could get a septum piercing and c) for lunch

It’s a great place and we go there a lot.  30 mins drive from our house, it’s a proper town (unlike the shopping mall town centres that blight Perth’s suburbs) with a strong focus on food and drink and places to sit and watch the world go by.

It’s also a quirky place fully quirky people.

Including one amazing character, Mr Horatio T Birdbath.
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More from Christmas 2013

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

Snippets from the weekend

Greetings, fellow humans – hope things are well with you all!

So, what’s been happening in sunny Perth?   Actually, not so much in the way of sun – we’ve had a ton of rain lately, which timed itself perfectly with some closures of the train line in the city.  Guess who was on the bike like a drowned rat for most of the time?

This weekend, however, the sun came out and it was lovely and warm.  T-shirt weather in winter – dear Northern hemisphere dwellers, don’t get too jealous :p    So not to waste the opportunity, Jay and I headed out to Fremantle to wander about, buy a few things and get some tasty lunch.

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winter shenanigans

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.

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To breakfast and back

Sundays on the bike.  That’s what this blog is turning into!

I warn you, it’s probably not going to get much better!!  I’m hooked on riding my little bike and I can hardly wait to get my next bike test done so I can graduate onto bigger bikes and explore a bit further.  That will have to wait until the end of the year though my pretties.

So in the meantime, more pics from my rides on the little red Ninja and a few others, just because. Read More

Fremantle

I had to go to see an accountant in Claremont (a nice posh suburb of Perth) to discuss options to set up a company for me start a sole trader consultant business.   Even though it was still pretty windy and there was a threat of rain, I took the bike (any excuse).

I had a poke around the port area of Fremantle on the way home. Read More

Fremantle

I love Fremantle.  It’s the closest thing to a town with charm here.

For all the beauty and space and cleanliness of Western Australia, its all a bit new, which means that most places near here are modern and somewhat lacking in character. Ok, totally lacking in character.

Perth is the same, most of it is pretty new, and the bits that are older have been somewhat overwhelmed by the modern stuff.  Shame really, I’ve seen some pictures of the city in the 50’s and it had all the charm of Fremantle.

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