My Backyard: Red Wattle Bird

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Healthy life & Perth, Australia & Travelling Me & western australia & Wildlife on September 8th 2016 Red-Wattle-Honey-Eater-Perth

Over the weekend we discovered a disorientated baby bird in the backyard. The parent’s fervent attempts to coax the tiny fledgling to fly up to the nearest tree branch was failing miserably and the sun fast fading. We looked on for a while not wanting to interfere and risk the parents abandoning the baby altogether.

Eventually …

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Pixel Coffee, Leederville

Posted in - Cake & Coffee & Dog Friendly on September 2nd 2016 Persian-Cake

I really need to visit Leederville more often because it seems this neighborhood is alive with activity and plenty of cafe choices to sit and enjoy a coffee.

Located near the Italian deli Re-Store  is a quaint little cafe called Pixel Coffee. It’s a popular haunt for locals and those that see the lovely looking photos …

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Railway Reserves Heritage Trail

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Cycle Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & Perth Hills on August 25th 2016 Swanview-tunnel-Perth-blogger

We’ve wanted to experience the Railway Reserves Heritage trail for a while now and with a promise of flowing waterfalls thanks to a rather generous winter season we thought it was perfect timing to put our plans into action.

The 41 km trail loop traces the old eastern railway line, passing through neighbourhoods grown from early …

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Berlin History Sightseeing

Posted in - Germany & Travelling Me on August 18th 2016 Statue

There are three things I distinctly remember about our travels through Berlin- beer, bratwurst and history.

Berlin experienced some heavy historical events during the World Wars and the strongest message I learnt from wandering between memorials in the German capital is no one wins in war times. And those that become threatened by intelligence of others are …

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Rocky encounters at the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park

Posted in - Cycle Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & Perth Hills & Travelling Me on August 13th 2016 View-from-top-mtb-park

Not letting an unlucky incident impede future fun at the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park, we decided to return and bring along the camera to capture some sections of the park. The Goat Farm which isn’t a farm at all is located in the Greenmount National Park close to Midland. Winter has encouraged a beautifully green …

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MTB cycle – Mundaring Weir Hotel to Camel Farm

Posted in - Cycle Perth & Microadventure Perth & Mountain Bike/Cross Country & Perth Hills & Perth, Australia & western australia on August 12th 2016 MTB-trails-wa

Watching the weather all week and hoping for a break of rain, we were super excited when that day came over the weekend. And so we loaded the bikes into the car and headed up to the Kalamunda Mountain Bike trails. We soon changed our plans thinking a cross country ride might be better given …

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Slow, peaceful, liberating – holidays in Western Australia

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Camping & Great Southern & Healthy life & Microadventure Perth & South West & Travelling Me & western australia & Wheatbelt on July 30th 2016 Fishing

Early childhood holidays were in a remote beach hut community, surrounded by sand dunes, daily encounters with kangaroos and emus, and stories of a haunted hut. I made it once to the window at night before hastily running away because the oil lantern and wood rocking chair freaked my wandering imagination into thinking a ghost would appear any minute. The …

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Road bike riding, giving it a go for the first time

Posted in - Cycle Friendly Cafes & Cycle Perth & Healthy life & Microadventure Perth & Travelling Me on July 15th 2016 Jacobs-Ladder

The best part of Perth’s winter for a cyclist, aside from the abundance of perfect sunny days is more importantly the drop in wind conditions. A window of opportunity for an enjoyable ride. Knowing this small fact makes the winter months a whole lot more fun and keeps us busy to say the least.  Lately, I’ve …

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