Saturday, January 16, 2021

This way or that?

 

In Fremantle Harbour to have lunch with Aimee this week couldn't resist whipping the lensball out to have some fun with the green lighthouse out on the South Mole. As I mentioned before it's not all that easy handling the lensball on a 35C day, it gets red hot in a flash so it's a quick click at best. Which way would you display this shot, right way up or upside down :)

If you look reeeeally hard in the shot below you can see the red lighthouse out on the North Mole, although you will have to take my word for it that it is red :) Hope you have a good weekend, take care and stay safe..

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Friday, January 15, 2021

I'm fierce, really I am :)

 

Couldn't resist a quick shot of this adorable dog peeking out from the volunteer office of the Mount Flora Museum which is housed in a water tank c1940.  You might remember the last time I was here to take photos of the incredible murals atop the water tank, you can see them HERE, lensball fun :) Unfortunately the museum is still not open but I was told hopefully soon. I believe there is a treasure trove of photos of Perth back in the day, like many of you I love seeing old black and white photos of days gone by. Below a view looking up towards my neck of the woods from atop the tank. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..



Thursday, January 14, 2021

Made it in ten..

 

Photos that it :) It has been a long time since I've viewed the city from out on the river. We went on a Swan River cruise last weekend to celebrate my SIL's birthday. Can you believe the previous week the skies were super blue with temps in the high 30C's, on the cruise day it was still warm but with cloudy patches, the water choppy at times. The two hour Captain Cook Summer Lunch Time Cruise left from Pier 3, around and under the Elizabeth Quay bridge into the harbour and out again along the river past the Optus Stadium and under the Matagarup Bridge.. all the while enjoying a smorgasbord lunch with chilled wine and fab views.. not too shabby a way to celebrate a birthday :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Heading into 2021..


 I'm sad to say that after a lovely long visit my Sydney family have now flown home. It was a miracle that they made it into WA by a matter of hours before the border closed to NSW. We were so happy as we hadn't seen them, apart from Skyping, since last Christmas. The bathroom renovation was finished just in the nick of time.. five adults, two children and one bathroom could be twicky :) The weather was wickedly hot, so much time was spent in the pool. We did take the grandchildren in to explore the new WA Museum Boola Bardip which they enjoyed a lot, each time they come to Perth there is so much more to explore. I did attempt to put up a post last night but my computer fought me all the way plus Picasa seems to have made changes also and to be honest I didn't have the energy to fight it, am I the only person who likes technical things not to change, why 'fix' something it it isn't broke right! Anyway I'm on to it now and normal activities will resume :) Looking forward to catching up and seeing what you have been up to while away.. happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe 💙



Saturday, December 19, 2020

A roller coaster week..

 

 I haven't dared to mention it in case I put a jinx on it. We have been waiting to hear if my son and family who live in Sydney would be able to come home for Christmas. They made it within hours of our WA border restrictions to NSW toughening up again. It has been a year since we saw them last Christmas so I'm sure you will understand that I want to spend every minute I can with them. It has been a dreadful year for all, a tragic year for so many, all we can do is hope for a much better 2021. Thank you for all the positive comments throughout the year, I appreciate them more than you can imagine. See you back here around the 8th Jan, in the meantime take care and stay as safe as you can 💙 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Signs of the time..

 

We were in Mid Century Cafe and Collectibles in Yokine yesterday for lunch.. such a cool spot! The decor is retro all the way even the food and beverage menus had a classic retro touch. Loved the one above.. but I'll drink anything 😉

Another sign of the times below, this time not from the 50's, 60's or 70's but from the 2020's. You might have to embiggen the shot to see the SafeWA app (click link to see how it works) or if you don't have the app on your mobile you sign in the register, just in case you need to be contacted re Covid. So far so good! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..



Thursday, December 17, 2020

Venetian Carousel..

 

 

'I'd like to have the kind of house someday where a carousel horse wouldn't be out of place in the living room'.. Jay McInerney 🎠

They say carousel horses aren't just made of wood they are painted with memories. I think this may true of the Elizabeth Quay carousel which comes all the way from Italy and is 'crafted by the same talented people who built the carousel in front of the Eiffel Tower, this majestic beauty features hand painted horses, carriages and artwork with music that promises a truly magical experience for children and adults alike'. If you would like to take a quick 15 second ride click HERE, it's pretty cool :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..