Bunbury… where the juices flow and the sprouts cook for eternity

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It was with much anticipation that we awaited the arrival of Liam and Mark.  After a 3 week daily countdown, Jenson and Ashton erected chairs on the front driveway, took their place and waited excitedly for our honoured guests. After …

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Faces Old and New

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4.30pm – Christmas Eve We are on Highway 2 driving south towards Dalyellup, it is Christmas Eve and there is a race against time to get to a supermarket before they all close. The stretch of road between Perth and …

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Christmas Day in the Sun!

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The Lights of Dalyellup

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Christmas Eve in Perth

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The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

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“Now Kimmy, Kimmy loike at me, Kimmy, loike at me, loike at me. Time out, Kimmy, we need to talk, we’ve got some important organisations to attend to. Now Kimmy, what exactly is it you’re doing there? We haven’t the …

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Cat in Sewage

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My friend Annie called me up just before our trip to Australia and in one of her 3½ second phone calls (she doesn’t like to do small talk), she explained to me her trip to Phillip Island near Melbourne to …

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Spot the Kenda and Verdon

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We are standing on the balcony of our new apartment in Melbourne overlooking a narrow street and the bar that has popped up out of the garage door directly below us. People are sitting on small boxes in the garage …

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The Mango Espadrille – a Fashion Faux Pas

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Why the mango espadrille you ask? Well, we have been watching Kath and Kim again – a comedy set in Melbourne; in the latest episode Kath has worn a pair of mango espadrilles to go and visit her husband Kel, …

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Getting in the Zone

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I wake up early, about 5am, to find Mark missing from the bedroom. I hear the clunking and whistling noises that the apartment makes and seemingly the distant boiling of a kettle. He must be up – I way up …

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