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 May 17, 2015
So many years ago when I first came to Perth, I used to hang out on a local Flickr group and got to know a few people on there in person. Some really nice folks too – for example, Dodgee Bruce (although he hangs out more on Facebook these days), Jeremy and Jacob.
I also met up with Charlene, who was, at the time, a 9-5 office worker, 4×4 explorer and weekend wedding photographer. Read More
Posted on April 26, 2015
It’s getting towards the end of my trip now. It was a gorgeous day forecast and none of us were sure what we wanted to do. So I made an executive decision – we’d go on a magical mystery tour.
Posted on April 22, 2015
We met up with the my sisters and their kids at Bedgebury Pinetum. It’s a fair drive from my parents place and we got a bit lost (note to Bedgebury folks – the directions were a bit crap and the place isn’t really marked on my GPS). Still – it’s getting lost through amazing countryside, so it was no big deal.
After a quick coffee, we booked up on this thing called Go Ape. Read More
Posted on April 19, 2015
We often go out for lunch to Sevenoaks when I’m over – a special treat in a really nice restaurant that is open all day – so early or late is no problem. It’s not normally packed out, so we can usually just rock up and get a table without an issue.
This place specialises in pizza, which makes everyone happy 😉 Read More
Posted on April 18, 2015
It’s that time of year again – another trip to England to see my children.
I arrived in England early in the morning and Heathrow was packed. As in 2 hour queue to get through passport control.
Luckily, I knew the epassport gate was on the left of the line, so I wiggled through to the unloved machines and was out within 15 minutes.
Posted on December 12, 2014
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.