First time at the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park

The Goat Farm Mountain Park is located in Greenmount National Park, just off Great Eastern Hwy (94) and under 10km from Midland Train Station. The plan was to ride the blue cruiser trail to cannonball, and while I would continue down the blue cross country trail, Derek would take a black downhill trail. We began our morning at the skills park and were having such a great time that we didn’t ...

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Just Dessert at The Standard

Celebrating my birthday over the weekend we dropped past The Standard in Northbridge for some sneaky dessert.  The bar is located on the fringe of Northbridge along Roe street, a few blocks down from Chinatown where the likes of Billy Lees and Uncle Billys feed late night diners. Our first visit to The Standard and the rear garden undetectable from the street side is ultra cool, looks like a pleasant spot for drinking ...

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Sculptures by the Sea, Cottesloe

The yearly Sculptures by the Sea festival runs this year from 4 - 20 March 2016. Every year there is a vast range of artworks - abstract, gigantic, colourful, thought-provoking, freaky, cryptic messages, figurative, kinetic, humorous, illusions. Artists from all over the world participate and Cottesloe Beach is transformed into an open air art gallery with an awesome laid back festival vibe. It's uber cool and here are a few photos and musings..... ...

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DIY walking tour – Elizabeth Quay and Perth

Perth’s newly created waterfront precinct has been years in the making and last weekend, Elizabeth Quay finally opened! *happy dance* Have you visited? What do you think? Like the premier of Western Australia said, ‘this is a one-in-100 year change,”. This project has certainly transformed the city’s skyline and it’s almost surreal seeing the water and skyline close together in photos posted around social media this week, a significant visual change ...

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Perth Cycle + Breakfast pizza and Beer

Our plans to cycle along the river were halted not even half way when out of nowhere I experienced some fairly sharp piercing pains to the right side of one of my knees. Arghhh! When it became clear I couldn’t continue cycling we boarded the train for Perth at Canning Bridge, and all the while feeling grateful the section of path we were on, was super close to the Mandurah ...

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Best Scenic picnic spots in Perth

Summer starts next week, can you believe that? Spring was slightly strange this year with some pretty hot days, evening lightning storms and cooler weather. Still, it's been great weather for a picnic and I can't complain. I know I say it all the time, but we really are fortunate in Western Australia to have mostly sunny pleasant weather and large nature spaces peppered in and around the city. In this crazy ...

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Cycling and breakfast in Cottesloe

Early Sunday morning on our cycling travels, we decided to stop for breakfast at Il Lido. I'm not sure if it's because we are out and about cycling more these days, however, I'm noticing a decent bicycle culture in Perth - both road and off-road. Weekend mornings are especially good around the Freo area and along the coast. It's a scenic cycle along the coast and the road conditions are fairly good. ...

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Aussie Bird Count 2015

Well a little off the coffee and food trail, The Aussie Backyard Bird Count starts 19 October and runs to 25 October across Australia. Spring is the best time to do a little spotting in your local neighbourhood and incredibly 852,318 birds were spotted last year. Australia has an amazing bird life, sometimes we forget and their chirps blend into the background muddled with the city noises. It's one of the ...

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Day 2; Karta Barnu to Manjimup

This morning I woke with the sun and excitably poked my head out of the tent reminding myself where I was -  in the middle of the forest in Western Australia's south west. It was quiet and not even a stir from the birds. I walked around briefly snapping a couple of photos of the morning scene and then climbed back into the tent, falling asleep for an hour or so. ...

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The Wolf The Bean The Walnut; Vegan eating

Discovering a new place or keen to dive into new foods in Perth, is really easy these days, jump onto the very social, Instagram and instigate a search on Perth. I promise you, you’ll find a trove of options. I was spending the day in the city for work and had been on the lookout for a lunch place that was going to be quick, minus junk food and welcoming for a ...

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