Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

We recently spent a few days staying in the pretty coastal town of Yallingup on the south west cape of Western Australia (see here and here for info from a previous trip). Our base was the iconic Caves House Hotel an impressive heritage-style building, originally built in 1903 by the government of Western Australia to …

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We were recently lucky enough to enjoy a few days break down in the beautiful south west region of Western Australia. A perennial favourite of ours for a long time, we were astonished to realise it had been nearly 5 years since we were last in the Margaret River area – holidays abroad having taken …

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I’ve still got a number of posts to write up about our Alaskan trip in 2018, which I’ll gradually do over the next few weeks or so. It’s nice to have the memories as overseas travel for us Down Under will not be on the horizon for some considerable time to come. However with regional …

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Courtesy of Monsieur this week – some photos he took on a beautifully clear, crisp winter’s morning walk with Winston Le Schnoodle from our local vantage point, “Top of the World”. If you look closely you can spot the kookaburra in the tree. It seemed appropriate to share them today on the midwinter solstice, our …

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With Covid 19 restrictions gradually being lifted here in Western Australia we are now free to travel widely within our home state (the interstate borders to the east remain closed for the time being though). We had a leisurely lunch today in the beautiful setting of Millbrook Winery in Jarrahdale for a belated birthday lunch …

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Some photos below taken a couple of weeks ago down at Hillarys Boat Harbour walking out along the breakwater. It was the first time we had been down to the sea for a while (even though it’s only a 5 minute drive away) as we opted to do voluntary self isolation whilst our daughter, Mlle, …

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Yesterday, 25th April,  was Anzac Day a day of remembrance for those Australians and New Zealanders who have served their country in wars and conflicts and other operations over the years, in particular for those who have lost their lives in doing so. Originally the ANZACS (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) were a part …

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It’s been a rather unusual Easter to say the least. However we’ve had a record-breaking autumnal heatwave and the flowers are looking glorious under the blue skies and sunshine. Easter has often been a time when we’ve travelled over to Europe to see our extended families in the Uk and have a European holiday (see …

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A few snippets of life in Perth on the blog this week. Mlle (our daughter recently back from London) is now on Day 10 of her mandatory home self isolation period of 14 days. So far so good, fingers crossed. The police did come by last week to check up on her – fortunately this …

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What a difference a few weeks make! These photos were taken at a breakfast catch-up with a friend just over three weeks ago. We went to Hamptons a cafe/restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean at City Beach. Leisurely breakfasts, long lunches and sit down coffees by the sea are (for now) a thing of the past …

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