Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

We have only a few days left with Mlle, our younger daughter, before she heads off back to London. On New Year’s Eve we had a lovely walk followed by morning tea at beautiful Kings Park.  I wrote a piece about this lovely area of bushland and park quite recently (see here) but that only covered a small part of it. Here are some photos of our walk round the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, one of the park’s most popular attractions, which opened in 2003. The highlight is a large bridge, arching high above the eucalyptus trees below. Wending round the marri forest, native flora and with stunning views across the Swan and Canning rivers, the walkway is an idyllic place for a stroll. The trail leads you through a water garden, banksia garden with explanations of the heritage and significance of the area along the way. Entry to the walkway is free, though there is an optional gold coin donation box at the entrance – all funds go to supporting Friends Of Kings Park who encourage community involvement in the maintenance and preservation of the parkland.

 

 

 

Wishing everyone a happy, prosperous and peaceful 2016!

 

Copyright © 2016  Rosemary Thomas Le Chic En Rose. All rights reserved

22 thoughts on “Happy New Year From Western Australia!

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    Inspiring captures – all the best HNY wishes for you and yours from here… 🙂

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    1. Thanks Drake! Very best wishes for 2016 to you as well 🙂

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  2. KerryCan says:

    SO beautiful and verdant . . . and SO different from what we’re seeing this time of year! I hope you had a great holiday in every way and that 2016 is very good to you!

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    1. Thanks Kerry and yes the reverse seasons will make things look rather different here at this time of the year from you! The holidays seem to have flown by – we’ve had a lovely time 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great holiday too and all the very best for 2016! 🙂

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  3. Happy New Year to you too Rosemary – enjoy those last few days with your daughter!!

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    1. Thanks Joy 🙂 Can’t believe how the time has flown by – making the most of the time before our daughter leaves early Friday morning! It’s been wonderful having her back home here for a while 🙂 Hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas and New Year break and very best wishes for 2016 🙂

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    1. Thanks and a very happy New Year to you too and more blogging adventures in 2016! 🙂

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  4. restlessjo says:

    The banksia are phenomenal, aren’t they?
    A sunny New Year’s! Sigh! 🙂 🙂 Make the most of her!

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    1. Yes they’re wonderful Jo – loved the warm banksia colours against the blue sky! Kings Park is amazing 🙂 We are making the most of having Mlle here – it’s so hard when they leave home (especially to go to the other side of the world) but she’s making the most of her opportunities and it’s great experience for her 🙂 She loves coming back to the warmer climate but London/Europe beckons for work etc for the time being!

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  5. Happy New Year from sunny Ireland (well it’s been sunny today anyway!). Best wishes, Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan! Am so glad you have some sunshine – it really helps to lift the spirits! Hope it continues and the rain stays away! Very best wishes for 2016 to you as well 🙂

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  6. Happy New Year to you and your family. Enjoy your days with your daughter and good wishes for a great 2016. (Suzann)

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    1. Merci beaucoup Suzanne! Happy New Year/Bonne annee to you as well! Thanks for the good wishes – we are enjoying having Mlle here so much and are making the most of her last few days here before farewelling her towards the end of the week. Thank goodness for Skype – it does make things easier 🙂 Very best wishes too for a wonderful 2016 🙂

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  7. Oh how I would love to walk upon the Lotterywest Federation Walkway and smell all of the eucalyptus below. And I would love a visit to the Water Gardens at Kings Park. Another reason to visit Perth! Wishing you a very happy, creative, and fun-filled 2016.

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa 🙂 Yes Kings Park is an amazing place – the walkway and the myriad of different gardens (I have only shown a small fraction here) are wonderful places to visit! Hope you will make it over here to Perth one day! In the meantime wishing you all the very best for a great 2016 and many more happy blogging hours! 🙂

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  8. Urska says:

    Happy New Year Rosemary! May it be great! 🙂 Looking forward to continue reading your blog in 2016!

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    1. Thanks Urska! A very happy New Year to you too and look forward to reading more of your adventures too 😃

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  9. Happy new year, Rosemary. 🙂 I wish you all the best for 2016! Beautiful place. Seems like you have it warm and good. Here it is snow and cold. It is nice as well, but miss warmer areas a bit – like Bolivia 😉

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    1. Thanks Hanne yes we certainly have warm weather here at present!! A bit too warm today but then it will cool down a bit. Our daughter leaves later tonight to fly back to London – will be rather cold for her after being in Perth. Wishing you all the very best for 2016 too and look forward to reading more of your great stories! 😃

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  10. It’s a lovely spot indeed and I enjoyed a guided tour over that bridge high in the trees. One of my favourite Perth places!

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    1. It’s a gorgeous place isn’t it – I never tire of visiting Kings Park! 🙂

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