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

Greetings from the other side

Happy New Year, dear internet.

Yes, I know I’m about a month late, I’ve been busy, ok! :p

So, what has been going on in my world that’s meant a 6 week hiatus?  One word

Work.

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Boxing Day goodness

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

Christmas Eve ride

Hello and Happy Christmas!

It never feels like Christmas;  As someone who grew up in northern hemisphere, Christmas should be cold and snowy.  Ok, we are talking England – grey and rainy.   So when it’s wall to wall sunshine and the temperatures are in the mid to high 30’s C – it just doesn’t feel Christmasy.    It is, however, perfect weather for chilling out and enjoying the time off.

So I went for a ride with Pete.. Read More

Sunday blast

My friend Pete had been planning a Sunday ride out on the bike with his Dad and I was invited along.  The plan was to ride up to the hills through Serpentine and Jarrahdale and then into Pinjarra and onto Mandurah for a late breakfast.

The sun was shining, it was already warm out, Jay was still in bed and little ‘un was fast asleep when I set out at 8:30am on the little red Ninja 250 to meet up at Pete’s house. Read More

Ride out to Mandurah

I had a few hours to kill, so I went on a ride on the Ninja 250R and my camera to Mandurah.

Mandurah is only half hour away from where I live.  It’s a relatively modern town (now a city – but that’s kinda relative – it’s not on the same scale as European cities) which has grown from nothing more than a small fishing village to a big town in just 30 years.  It’s on the coast and benefits from a natural estuary of the Murray River which is bigger than Sydney harbour.  Mandurah has made use of the estuary to build a nice shiny marina and boardwalk complex with restaurants and bars and also a very flashy housing development with multi million dollar homes with a series of canals for the residents to keep their boats.    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

Just riding around the beaches

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

what a difference a day makes

Its been blowing a gale since I did the last blog post – last night was pretty uncomfortable with the house making all kinds of creaking noises in the storm force winds.

I woke up early as a particularly nasty squall came in and I thought we were going to lose the windows! Read More

Stormy

Well, it seems that winter isn’t quite done with us here in the Southern Hemisphere!  Normally the low pressure troughs have fully moved south by now and stable warm summery weather is here to stay until March.

But not this year.

It’s been a spring of fits and starts, warm days and squalls. It’s like a misfiring car.

The weekend was warm and dry.  Today we have violent storms with howling gales and torrential rain Read More