Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

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 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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Happy New Year to everyone! Let’s hope that 2022 brings happier and positive times ahead. I thought I’d start the year off with a post about our trip a month ago up to Ledge Point and Lancelin. Although under an hour and half’s drive north of our home on Perth’s coastal corridor, we have only …

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We are in the midst of a scorching heatwave here in Perth, probably the hottest Christmas we’ve had here for some years. We are so lucky though, in that we continue to live relatively normally here in Western Australia unlike so many parts of the world. Wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas” and hoping for brighter …

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This week for a change I’m including a post on somewhere I’ve never been to (despite living in Western Australia on and off for 30 years!). Our daughter, Mlle, headed up to Broome in the north west Kimberley Region, for a week’s holiday in August. She was lucky enough to be able to stay with …

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  A pictorial post this week – another selection of photos from our trip down to the beautiful south west cape area of Western Australia (see here for previous posts in this series). The winter woollies have long since been replaced though as these photos were taken in mid July! Gnarabup Point and Beach is …

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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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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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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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