52 Weekend Microadventures to try from Perth

In the spirit of new experiences, the running theme for this list is outdoors, nature, wildlife and positive challenges. Also, a few coffee breaks slipped in for good measure.  52 outdoor activities and micro adventures to try from Perth, so that is one every weekend for an entire year. A little trip may give you the same happiness and satisfaction as a longer one, the mental challenge refreshing your mind and all ...

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Exploring the Benefits of Sauna Sessions

In this fast moving world of blurred health truths, calorie counting, slim is healthy, strong is a better healthy, medical research politics and pseudo health busters, I am going to ask a simple yes or no question - Do you sweat regularly? Yes, I genuinely want to learn if you have a good sweat! Because regardless of the latest sensationalised headlines, something as simple as sweating will positively impact your ...

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Star Swamp Reserve, Western Australia

Escaping a weekend overthrown by some repetitive and boring book keeping, we hopped in the car late on Sunday afternoon for a drive along the ocean coast to Star Swamp Reserve. Located in the northern suburbs of North Beach and Watermans Bay, the reserve of close to 100 acres was sectioned off many years ago and placed under conservation as a Bush forever site. It essentially showcases the types of trees and ...

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My Backyard: Red Wattle Bird

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 helmet boy stepped in, placing the bird inside a makeshift cardboard nest, to at least ...

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Holidaying like it was 1990 in Western Australia

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 excitement was playing with the kids next door and running through the settlement in the ...

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Increase nourishment and save money in the kitchen

A wave of change bought on by a couple of health issues washed me onto a path of searching for a stronger and genuinely healthier life. Over the year changes (all good!) were made in the kitchen and the way we eat in the household overall. Mostly eliminating the amount of processed foods we were consuming which surprisingly was more than I initially thought when I began the 'clear out cupboards ...

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Road racer for the first time + ride around Swan River

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 been curious about riding a road bike.  The speed and execution of some of the cyclists ...

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Nature activities galore in Pemberton!

Pemberton is located in the greater southern area of Western Australia’s south west. It’s a steady drive of around 4 hours from Perth and the highlight becomes the winding drive though some beautiful small country towns along the South West Highway. I couldn't really tell you my favourite town because they are all worth stopping in at and I wrote a post about it here. The further south from Perth city we venture, ...

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Simple Cinnamon Stewed Apple Recipe

In for a day of stormy weather we decided to visit the beach in our wet weather gear for a short walk, I love seeing the storm stir up the ocean. We spotted a guy at the end of the jetty attempting to snap selfies of waves crashing over, on and around him, good thing he was wearing a wet suit! The planned walk didn’t eventuate far though, infact within 10 ...

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