Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

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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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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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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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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