Sunday, December 15, 2013

Merry Christmas and à bientôt.....



WARNING! Picture overload! You all know I'm a total technophobe and as I haven't mastered the 'post ahead' thing I've put eleven posts into one for the time I'll be away. It was 41C in Perth today and for a wee minute or two :) I couldn't help feeling sorry for the English cricket team in town for the third in the series of the battle for The Ashes.. for any cricket fans out there click here for some excellent images from today's game. The shots below are from Friday night in the city beginning with the Hawkers Markets which are held every Friday night in the city.....


Everyone likes a French crepe.. how about the chandelier, an elegant touch oui!


Meet me by the green blob, a bizarre reference point.. but it's grown on me now :) on the way over to the cultural centre.....


Over in the Perth Cultural Centre the bean bags are getting bigger and comfier :)


I was tempted.....


Knitted cacti....why?


Aimee queuing for Ben & Jerry's, they did well!


The beach in the Northbridge.. why not :)


... and finally on the way home down James St. this one's for you Ingor and Iris.. the Brass Monkey.
Iris and Ingor love Perth so much that they got married while they were here, tres romantic oui!


Heading home up Fitzgerald St..  Here's how things are looking for me in the next two weeks.. time spent getting Aimee's new house ready for her to move in, painting etc.. lots. Hours spent getting my own house and garden ready for family Christmas meal.. many!  Time to concentrate on blog.. not long enough :)  I will catch up with you soon..  I wish you a very merry Christmas, and you can be sure that I'll be thinking of all having a white Christmas with a little touch of envy :) It's a crazy time of the year so take extra care and stay safe.. à bientôt!



50 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures with lovely colors.....that first one is really good.

    Greetings, Joop

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  2. Oh, yes! Wonderful, colorful, fun pics for the day, Grace!! Thank you for sharing! Have a beautiful and very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Enjoy!! I'm already looking forward to more of your photos after the holidays!! Take care and stay safe -- and cool!!!

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  3. You are having a time of it! I like the red hat on the girl. Cold and sleet here, putting my sauerruben in jars here and will try it out on some wieners in a bit.

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  4. Beautiful and fun shots for the day, Grace. That green blob looks very odd... and who can resist ice cream?

    Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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  5. So have a happy chrismas and a great start on New year in advance, dear... ^^ And a resting hollyday, of course !

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  6. Beautiful. Hope to see you post again before Christmas. I like all the photos in one post. I am getting behind in my blog reading and many other things. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  7. That certainly looks like a busy place with lots of people enjoying themselves

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  8. Merry Christmas, Grace. I'll miss seeing your warm pics!! ;-)

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  9. No doubt the green blob has a proper name, but the people's will wins out. Best wishes and happy painting.

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  10. Life just isn't fair.....

    I hope you have a great Christmas time!

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  11. Perth looks like an amazingly fun place. It is so underrated :)
    Hope you get some 'me' time during your busy week ahead.

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  12. A crazy wonderful time of year Grace! (although we may surely melt!) You are certainly going to be a busy girl! I'm sure Aimee will help you at the 11th hour get your place ready for Christmas day!
    Loved all the pics a always
    Christmas blessings dear Grace....
    Hugs
    Rose

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  13. Wonderful shots! Love them. Thank you Grace. Enjoy!

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  14. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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  15. I suddenly crave for an ice cream. great shots.

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  16. Looks like fun. Enjoy your holidays!

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  17. You are lucky to have all these great events happening. Have fun and enjoy it!

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  18. Glorious collection of colourful scenes. I think the one that intrigues me the most is the one of the guy - complete with quizzical expression - next to his knitted cacti. He looks offbeat enough to knit these himself in his spare time. Good luck to his free spirit. And the very happiest Christmas to you and Aimee...

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  19. Great photos of the many happenings in Perth. Been far too hot for me too....Glad that it will be cooler for Christmas.
    Have fun getting Aimee's house ready and have a great Christmas Grace. xx

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  20. What a fun series of shots, Grace!
    E-mail ol' «Louis» some of that ice cream, please!

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  21. I love that ice cream shot ! Enjoy your holidays !

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  22. It all looks like so much fun...and I love crepes!

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  23. Sounds like you have a very busy road ahead of you. Enjoy the holidays!

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  24. Who doesn't need knitted cacti! Enjoy the next eleven days.

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  25. What a series. Red overload, too. Good times wherever you are going.

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  26. A fine series, Grace. Have an enjoyable break from blogging over the holidays. See you on the other side!

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  27. Well I sure needed that, thank you! (It was -6 here:) Hope you enjoy a great, safe break and thanks for the pictorial treasures meantime!

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  28. Have a wonderful time while you are away and thanks for the colour and smiles in your photos thoughout the year.

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  29. oh i enjoyed your photo overload! how funny, i was thinking the green blog looks like a cactus then i saw the knitted cacti haha! enjoy your break!! and merry christmas!

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  30. Oh, Grace, vraiment, "Bratwurst"?! LOL... I love the knitted cacti! Great idea with the beach - guess we left too early!
    And thanks for the Brass-pic, Grace :-)
    It´s Ingo, though, like a dingo without the "d" ;-)
    Oh, please, please - no snow!!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Grace!

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  31. Don't ever worry about "photo overload." I can look at your photos all day!
    I hope you have a great holiday season. It just hit me that you have Christmas during the summer. Now that would take some getting used to.

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  32. Poor England...guess they didn't deserve to retain The Ashes. Love the shots, Grace. Have a super Christmas holiday and see you back here soon :).

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  33. Have a wonderful Christmas, Grace. We will see you after the holidays.

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  34. for an Italian or European to see Christmas pictures in a sunny and hot weather it is really strange ! seems something wrong with it... World is beautiful !
    If I don't here from you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
    saluti da Padova, Italia

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  35. Happy Christmas,Grace!
    All pictures looking spectacular... Indeed have nice post ..
    Regards my new post about the land the Kings.."Rajasthan"

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  36. Fabulous photos Grace. Merry Christmas, and (as an Englishwoman)I find it hilarious that England's cricket team collapse so easily after all that bravado ~ Well done the Aussies!

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  37. Enjoy the summer. Here we are looking forward to summer. It's unkind cold. I wish you a nice Christmas.
    (I have a new blog "PETRO50")

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  39. Have a great time Grace, enjoy your festive days.
    Love, Marianne

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  40. Preciosas fotos, me han gustado mucho. Enhorabuena por tu blog. Visita mi sitio en: http://misojosasiloven.blogspot.com.es/

    Merry Christmas.

    Un saludo.

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  41. Sounds a unique time of the year! truly, the Christmas time becomes a remarkable time for the people... enjoy the festival time and merry Christmas, Grace!!!!

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  42. Loved this post Grace. Have a Blessed Christmas!

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  43. Great series of shots. I actually prefer a series that tells a story rather than one a day. However if you want to schedule shots for future dates you click on the word schedule on the right hand side bar of the editing page and then click on select a date. Good luck next time.

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  44. I think you folks have waaaaaayyyyy too much fun in Perth. Love that first photo! And a very Merry Christmas to you, Grace!

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  45. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, Grace!

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  46. Summer Christmas is very nice! Best wishes, Arianna

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  47. Looks like a fun Christmas celebration there in Perth!!! Love that top photo!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours Grace!!! Have a lovely break!!!

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