Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

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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Well what surreal and unsettling times we find ourselves in! It’s only a couple of weeks since I posted my last blog about our trip to London in May last year (see here) and so much has happened in that short time. It was not a great surprise when Australia’s borders were abruptly closed this …

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Playing tourist in our home town, we visited the Perth Mint in central Perth the other week. It was the first visit for me but Monsieur has been there on a few occasions for various reasons and highly recommended it. First stop was lunch at the Grosvenor Hotel on the opposite side of the street …

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Getting back into routine after the festive season! Our visitors have left us and it seems a bit strange to have the house back to just ourselves and the pets. We’ve done quite a few local outings over the past few weeks including a pleasant day in Fremantle with Mlle when she was here from …

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Belated “Happy New Year” to everyone from Perth, Western Australia! The photos below were taken on my morning walk today – we have had beautifully mild weather for the past few weeks in contrast to the heatwaves of November and early December. We are so lucky to enjoy unspoilt bushland in the city so close …

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Here is a little pictorial roundup of the last few weeks out and about in Perth – not sure where this year has gone, it’s hard to believe we will soon be in 2020!   Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year!     Copyright © 2019 Rosemary …

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January has flown by and the long summer holidays are officially over – school went back this week and as seems to be tradition the weather has heated up! We’ve spent the past month or so out and about most days with several overseas visitors enjoying the (up to now) milder summer weather and also …

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A very happy New Year to everyone! We have had a busy Christmas and New Year with family visitors including our daughter, Mlle, from London for 3 weeks and my cousin from New Zealand for a few days. All this has taken precedence over blogging! We have done outings to the zoo where the highlight …

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Western Australia is well known for its attractive jarrah trees. Native to the South West region of the State, these beautiful tall trees (they can grow up to 40 metres tall) have been prized over the years for their wood. A distinctive reddish hue, jarrah wood is hard and durable.  It has been used extensively for cabinet …

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks here with school holidays and outings including to Perth Zoo (always a perennial favourite which I’ve blogged about before here and here) and yesterday we headed off with our elder daughter and 2 young granddaughters to another of our favourite places, the Swan Valley (previous visits here and here). …

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