Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Monsieur recently bought a small print of the six Nyoongar seasons. It is an excellent way to understand the weather patterns in the south western part of WA. April and May represent Djeran season, “Djeran is marked by cooler nights, dewy mornings and when leaves fall to the ground. Ngari (salmon) are prolific” It is a beautiful time …

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A quick hello from Perth! Lacking a bit of inspiration recently for the blog as I haven’t much in the way of new travels though hopefully that will change going forward now we are starting to open up. I captured these photos on a late afternoon walk a couple of days ago. The cloud formation …

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It’s been an interesting few weeks here as Western Australia finally starts to open up to the wide world and gets used to “living with covid”. We have increased restrictions as a result and so many places have reduced capacities at present. The weather has remained unpleasantly hot (it’s been the warmest summer on record) …

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Such a change of scene from one week to the next – we had yet another sweltering heatwave with temperatures around 40 degrees for a few days then suddenly a welcome change last Sunday. The temperature plummeted about 20 degrees in half a day with the onset of a howling south westerly. We headed down …

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It has been unbelievably hot here in Perth for the past few days – in fact we are in the midst of an unprecedented heatwave (in terms of duration). The mercury has been hovering around 40 degrees centigrade (C) maximums and it’s been well over 20C overnight. This is the second such heatwave this summer …

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We are the midst of a heatwave here in Perth this Christmas – it was 41 degrees earlier this afternoon so we have stayed inside with the air conditioning doing its best to cool us down! By contrast I’ve been exchanging messages with a good friend who lives in southern Norway. There they have been …

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Last weekend seems a long time ago – we’re back in lockdown this weekend due to an outbreak from a quarantine hotel in the city that has leaked into the community. The pictures below were taken at a music festival called In the Pines held in the beautiful setting of Somerville Auditorium (in the University …

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A few weeks ago we took the opportunity of a milder late summer’s day (technically early Autumn as it was in March) to head out to the Perth Hills to a popular recreational spot called Lake Leschenaultia in the Shire of Mundaring. It’s actually a man-made lake, originally an old railway dam, and now a …

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The other weekend we went along to a Family Fun Day organised by the local Perth community radio station, RTRfm. Our daughter, Mlle, is now working for them as a development and marketing manager so we were supporting her and taking the opportunity for a day out with the family. The event was held in …

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A few photos taken out and about on our local walks recently. We are able to go out today for the first time in a couple of weeks without wearing masks, a very welcome change. We are very thankful that the recent short sharp lockdown appears to have been effective and we are now back …

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