Thursday, November 22, 2018

Gelato with Gusto..

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, 
wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating! 
There really is no such thing as bad weather..
only different kinds of good weather.. John Ruskin

Yesterday was ice-cream kind of weather in Perth, a gentle hint that official summer is just days away. Ice cream from Gusto Gelato at Elizabeth Quay is a delicious way to prepare for the much warmer days ahead. When you put together a post do you sometimes feel a sense of déjà vu? Guess when you do a almost daily blog it's bound to happen 🍨 Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. BIG catch-up today.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Row like there's no tomorrow!

A few weekends ago during Open House Perth we stopped in to the West Australian Rowing Club, here next to Barrack Square since 1906. The WARC, the last rowing club remaining on the Perth city foreshore, was almost demolished in the 1960's, surviving only to fall into disrepair (see middle pic below) in 1990. After serious rallying saved the club it was put on the Register of Heritage Places in 2001 as 'highly significant as the last remaining building representing a diversity of recreational, social, industrial and transportation activities carried out on the river and foreshore during the first one hundred years of the colony.' Phew!

Apart from the amazing views the old photos above were a highlight for me..

Looking down Riverside Drive below..

Looking out to South Perth below and over to the cafes and restaurants at Barrack Street Jetty, and yes Andrew the Lucky Shag is still there :)

Below glimpses of glimpses..

Here looking back to the city and Rubra On The Swan, not too shabby a spot to have breakfast! Hope you're having a good week, happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Subi randoms..

Often while exploring lanes in the city and suburbs I come across random pieces of unsigned art that I feel should get recognition for the work that goes into them. Found in Subiaco the paste-up above is intriguingly intricate.. a space invader or insect of the worldly kind.. who knows but meticulously done. The adapted crack in an old wall just made me smile, I mean, I would have been tempted to do the same :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, November 19, 2018

Jacarandas.. yeh or nay!

 Walking through the Supreme Court Gardens last week I couldn't resist a quick shot of the two ladies scooping up fallen jacaranda flowers to shower over the young lady, while the photographer snapped away.. the young boy to the left of the shot looking a little bemused by it all :) How do you feel about jacarandas? Read here how Hamish Hastie feels about the, not native to Australia jacarandas, made me laugh out loud 'in the jacaranda suburbs a nice Sunday of naked gardening is off the cards with all those drones buzzing overhead'. He does have a point. The pic below taken on the same day in my garden of the Australian native bottlebrush tree, it has it's own charm, especially as right now it is chock a block with rainbow lorikeets hanging like jewels from the branches.. you will have to take my word that here were two on this very branch seconds before I took the shot :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..


Sunday, November 18, 2018

City markets..

 The evening Perth Makers Market in Yagan Square in the city is always popular at any time of the year, here on Friday evening the market had a distinctly Christmassy feel to it, to be expected I guess.. seriously where did this year go! Food trucks, cafes, restaurants and pubs were packed on this warm almost summer evening as workers, below, poured out of their offices to start the weekend. This wasn't the only market in the city on Friday evening, over in Forrest Place the Twilight Hawkers Market markets were busy also.. love to see the city bustling like this.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Citroen'ella' reflections..

Couldn't resist a peek inside Citroenella at the Bonjour Perth festival last weekend. The red/yellow combination attracted me straight away. My very first car was a Morris Minor, hand painted, yup you read that correctly :) red with yellow wheel-caps, known affectionately around town if I hadn't bumped into them as the Noddy car. My car didn't have a wind-up key on the back but it would have been useful at times! Looking at the stickers on the back Citroenella has been around Australia and back however it was the interior contents that made me smile, kangaroo, teddy and 🐤's in a row :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bonjour Perth..

Market Square Park in Subiaco is such a pretty park, perfect spot for the Bonjour Perth 2018 festival.. so much français fun. The weather was a leeetle inclement first thing in the morning but cleared to une belle journée. French stripes and berets were the order of the day, I wore le stripes but saving le beret for next year :) We devoured Raclette over new potatoes, délicieux 💙 My favourite artiste français Tankateo was there also, parfait! Unfortunately we missed the French Bulldog parade, check out the petit sweetie here, too cute.. in a weird sort of way :) All in all a super afternoon, merci beaucoup Bonjour Perth, see you next year. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

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