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5 Unique Christmas Gifts for Perthians

With the holiday season only just around the corner, now is the time to start getting serious about Christmas shopping. This year though; ditch the unoriginal gift ideas like socks and a tie, shopping … [Read more...]

The Udderly Fabulous Perth Cow Parade

Perth Cow Parade. Wow! Summer heat hit today, and it’s been a scorcher - apparently the mercury hit 37 degrees. But we were up early and out of the house because we were on a quest : To hunt down … [Read more...]

Contemporary Apartment Hotel in Perth

Looking for an apartment hotel in Perth that's conveniently located right in the CBD? You'll be hard pushed to find something more centrally situated at a great price than the funky and contemporary … [Read more...]

My Top 10 Free Things to do in Perth

Spring is in the air and we've just spent a lovely weekend driving around the Swan Valley and cycling along Perth's many (mostly flat) bicycle paths. It got me thinking about just how many free things … [Read more...]

Why take holidays in Bali when you live in Western Australia?

Bali has been Western Australia’s playground for holidays for over 30 years, but over the past few years it's been getting quite a bit of bad press. Although Bali has changed radically since I … [Read more...]

Life in Perth and First Impressions of Western Australia

Life in Perth and what to expect in Western Australia. Life in Perth is quite different to anywhere else in Australia, especially the Eastern seaboard. It's quieter this side of the country, … [Read more...]

4 Things you can learn from a Circus. Cirque du Soleil in Perth.

Is it a dream? Is it an illusion or is it a fantasy world I’ve just stepped into? This was the question I asked as I ventured inside the massive blue and yellow Big Top of Cirque du Soleil in … [Read more...]

Fun Things to do in Perth at night

Travelling up to Perth from the South West always feels like an escape. I probably shouldn't say this because you'll think that I never get out, but it's always a little bit exciting, and somehow … [Read more...]

How to get the most out of a Writers Festival and a glimpse of a Perth weekend.

Getting the most from a writers festival. Study the programe and book in advance for the sessions that you really want to attend, because on the day the most popular ones are likely to have sold … [Read more...]

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

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...]

What to see and do in Perth, Western Australia.

Perth. Western Australia. The most remote city in the world. Some say it's sleepy, some say it's behind the times. But I say, "Come to Perth and be surprised," because it's a city of many faces and … [Read more...]

How far is it from Perth to Bunbury?

You're not really alone! There are some long lonely roads heading to and from Perth, the most isolated city in the world, and the one heading south to Bunbury is no exception. Although Bunbury … [Read more...]

Where are the best beaches in Perth?

My Wanderings of Perth Beaches A Guest Post by Nita Teoh One of my favourite pasttimes whenever my partner and I take time out for relaxation is to have a walk along the beaches of Perth. It’s a … [Read more...]

What to do in Perth – off the beaten track

The notion that Perth is a boring city is far from the truth. Yes, it’s remote, yes it can be seen from Space and yes there’s no gridlock (yet) are all true statements. But boring? Nah! You just … [Read more...]

What’s Subiaco Like?

The first thing that hit me in Subiaco was the smell. A nice smell, mind you. Exotic spices, comforting sizzling sauces and a rich compote of sublime foodie aromas. Just $2.50 on a single ticket … [Read more...]

Good Food & Wine Show Perth

Good Food and Wine Show, Perth Convention Centre www.goodfoodshow.com.au Report by Ingrid Rickersey. Friday and Saturday we spent at the Good Food and Wine show in Perth, tasting all the … [Read more...]

The Good Life in Balingup

Robert Holden, quoting Freddie Frankl in the book 'Shift Happens' (Hodder & Stoughton) says that, "The meaning of life is made not found", while Freddie's internationally acclaimed uncle, Viktor … [Read more...]

Romance and rollicking laughter

I seem to be spending a lot of time in Perth recently, but with the Kwinana Highway cutting the journey from Bunbury down to an acceptable two hours those of us who live in the laid-back south west … [Read more...]

Perth Writers’ Festival (www.perthfestival.com.au)

Held in the hallowed halls of University of Western Australia, a mingling of writers, readers and performance artists. I was at once uplifted, amused, humbled, inspired and galvanised into … [Read more...]