The Margaret River Gourmet Escape

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I'd been looking forward to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape ever since the first adverts came out. First of all I love Leeuwin Estate (so beautiful) and secondly despite my widening girth, I … [Read more...]

The Secrets of an Adventure Tour Guide

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It’s many a travel blogger's dream to make money from a life of travel, but have you ever thought about becoming an adventure tour guide? Greg and Choccy Thomson are living the dream. They met … [Read more...]

How to feel happy in 5 photos

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Sunset and sunrise is a brilliant time of the day in Western Australia, especially during Autumn when the sky often conjures up the most amazing palette of colours. If I'm up early enough to watch … [Read more...]

French Country Style at ‘Rustic French Living’ in Boyanup, Western Australia

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If you're into shabby chic and French Country Style, then a visit to the small country town of Boyanup in South Western Australia is something that might just be up your street, so to speak. For here … [Read more...]

Famous for all the wrong reasons.

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When things go bump and then 'clunk' in the Night, it can mean something very unusual! Where we live in South Western Australia it's very quiet. If there's a bump in the night to wake me up I'm … [Read more...]

How to create a Balinese garden in your backyard

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To the world at large, Western Australia is considered a remote place consisting mostly of dry, flat, arid, red-earthed outback. While it may often be dry and covered by vast areas of desert, there … [Read more...]

What’s the price of a cup of coffee in your neck of the woods?

Just today my hubby said to me: "Remember how I paid $4 for two slices of toast at VAT2 in Bunbury a few weeks ago when we had breakfast there, and how we all thought it was shocking?" "Yes ..." … [Read more...]

Anzac Day in Bunbury

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We stand shoulder to shoulder in the darkness of early morning. The sun begins to rise over the inlet heralding a blood red dawn. My heart is thumping and I hold back the tears. It's the 25th … [Read more...]

The real truth about dining out in South West Australia

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Call me long in the tooth, call me Humbug,  but there are certain things that tick me off these days and one of them is paying good money for mediocre food in restaurants that offer bad … [Read more...]

Where’s the best place in the world to live? Dare I say this?

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Best Place in the World? I live in South Western Australia, and guess what? I think it's the best place in the world to live. "Why's that?" I hear you ask as you think to yourself. "Actually, … [Read more...]

How to buy the perfect gift at Easter and beyond (not including chocolate or white elephants)

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There's so much more to Easter than chocolate bunnies and easter eggs. And heaven knows aren't we trying to be good and cut down on saturated fats and sugar? Perhaps this Easter, if you're into … [Read more...]

Why an Empty Nest isn’t always best. The Empty Nest Syndrome.

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When the kids fly the nest, what do you plan to do? Go on holiday without having to please everyone, sleep in late, chuck out all the iron-on name tags, never pack a lunch ever again, find time to … [Read more...]

Help! It’s a Melanoma. Why you should get your skin checked regularly.

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There’s a moment in everyone’s life when you suddenly stop sweating the small stuff. When the world seems to stop spinning and remains motionless on its axis. When breathing stops. Just for a … [Read more...]

What A Beautiful Place For a Daydream. Busselton Jetty

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The summer holiday visitors have gone and life returns to normal in the south west seaside towns. On Busselton Jetty cormorants are drying their wings and not bothered now by the few tourists … [Read more...]

Have you been to Perth recently? You might get a surprise when you do.

Things to do in Perth at night by Jo Castro

Why you have to visit ‘sleepy’ Perth before it’s too late to catch the zzzz's. “Know what?” I said last Saturday as we were wandering around the all but deserted city streets of Perth. “Perth … [Read more...]