Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Them, me..and the others.....


On Saturday in Fremantle while hundreds, nay thousands of locals and tourists sweltered in the queue to go into the Araluen Chilli Festival, a hugely popular annual event (in cooler conditions we would have joined them), to taste everything chilli from chocolate through to chilli beer and wine (?). We chose instead to watch them while sitting under the trees in the Carriage Cafe eating ice cream, it just made so much more sense! (Erk! I really should have fixed my tatty nailpolish!).....
Others who weren't at the festival were lunching just over the railway line at either Cicerellos Landing, around since 1903 (below) or Kailis Cafe and Fishmarket (below, below) in Fremantle since 1928, both synonymous with the freshest chish and fips in the harbour. I'm happy to say that we did get a little rain (18mm) last night, and while I do understand that for many of you the sight of rain is less than welcome after a long cold winter, we haven't had a drop for months here and 'things is getting desperate', be happy for us haha! Hope your week is off to a good start, take care.....

34 comments:

  1. Haha, I'd love to know how chilli wine tastes! That ice cream looks scrumptious (your pretty polish colour matches the chilli theme:), the fish-n-chips sound even more scrumptious!

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  2. Amazing that you are still sweltering! Glad you got a bit of rain, Grace!

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  3. That shady area almost looks cool - but I bet it wasn't. Nice to meet your (almost) red painted finger Grace!

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  4. Eating a chocolate ice cream , in the shade, near the sea...That sounds like paradise to me! :o)

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  5. Despite the heat, I'll be right over. My nails aren't done, do you mind? The weatherman says snow here (1.5° this evening on my way home from work). I normally like cold weather but after the taste of spring I had on Saturday...

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  6. Ice cream seems to make more sense to me too!

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  7. Way too hot for Chile Chocolate .... now I never thought I'd say that! You made the right choice Grace.

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  8. I agree with Malyss, I'm waiting for the next summer!

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  9. Rainy days and Mondays are sometimes a good combination. I'm with you. I'll sit there, eat ice cream and take photos. Let the others stand in line. Y'all do like to eat down there in Perth! :)

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  10. Your ice cream option sounds like a much better idea than eating chili or anything that will set your mouth (and stomach) on fire on such a hot day.

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  11. You've got me longing for Summer. . . . AND ice cream cones!




    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  12. Looks a nice place to sit and hang around. Last Saturday we had a non stop 24 hours rainfall, a record was broken from 1960, 24 ml water in 24 hours. And now we are freezing dead, even my kitty wouldn't go out and me neither.

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  13. Fabulous report Gracie but disappointed you didn't come in. Mind you, we were six deep on the stall most of Saturday and all of Sunday scrambling for our Chilli Chocolate Fudges! We sold every single packet by Sunday and for the last hour, had to say sorry to a lot of disappointed faces. We do a special range for the Chilli Festival but won't be doing a Crab range (fish and fudge just don't go) for next weekend's 2 day Crab Festival in Mandurah! XXX SueC

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  14. Miss spicy food much. Thank you for this journey. Haven't had an ice for years now already. Please have a good Tuesday.

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  15. I'm a spicy food junkie, I suppose. Love that you included some here.

    Check out my own awesome travel blog sometime soon :)

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  16. Chili or ice cream? I can figure that one out.

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  17. Chili, as in chili peppers? (Americans and Mexicans spell it with one L.) In wine? The horror. I can't tolerate hot food in the first place - always seemed like a pointless way to torture the mouth.

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  18. Nice serie... Enjoy !
    Best regards...

    Pierre

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  19. That ice cream looks scrmptious. Much better idea than braving the crowds and downing chili dishes. We are hopeful for a cool change tomorrow. Fingers crossed otherwise I will have to change then name of my blog to Melting in Melbourne!

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  20. The place looks peaceful, cool and inviting!

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  21. Perfect place to enjoy ice cream and the view is beautiful!So nice to see people there enjoying the sunny day in this adorable city!
    Your pictures are awesome, well done!
    Léia

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  22. Bonjour!
    J'adorerais manger cette glace! That ice-cream looks lovely and so does the colour of the water. I dream about being close to the sea at the moment after a long winter here. Spring is on its way now as temps are around 10 degrees C in France (actually they still have snow in the north of the country), so your photos are very welcome!

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  23. Beautiful, happy shots! I would have been content to sit in the shade, eating ice cream and people watching, too ... In fact it sounds like nirvana. :) (Chili wine... meh... Not so sure about how that would taste, lol).

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  24. Choccie and chilli sounds good to me Grace! And that reminds me, I need to touch up my toe nail polish ;-)

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  25. even on this raw day that ice cream looks pretty good.

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  26. Looks a great day out and that ice cream...not today...still too cold here :).

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  27. Sounds like you did the right thing -- ice cream in the shade! And, the freshest fish & chips around...who could turn that down?! It's raining here this a.m. and I'm quite happy about it. We need the rain too. (Although it would have been nice to listen to the pitterpat of raindrops and roll over and go back to sleep...oh well!)

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  28. the ice cream looks yummy ..

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  29. The weather looks so beautiful...I wish I were there!

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  30. Not a seafood fan, but I like the layout of that building and the area regardless. And the park looks lovely.

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