I took my first work-related phone call from the Eastern States at about seven o’clock this morning. Even though it was in my diary, and I’d planned for it, I was still fairly bleary eyed. Still, I think I managed to make sense of it all.… Read the rest “Three Hours”
As I caught the train to Il Lido, I couldn’t help but notice the number of men wearing ties and women wearing fascinators. “Is this Melbourne Cup Day?”, I thought to myself, wondering if, wearing a nice new shirt and a reasonably expensive pair of jeans was somewhat under-dressed for New Year’s Eve in Perth.… Read the rest “All is quiet on New Year’s Day”
It’s mid-afternoon in Perth, and I’m back in my room with the fan on maximum rotation trying to cool down after an interesting and busy day.
I started the day off with a coffee, a smoked salmon baguette, and an apple strudel at a Swedish cafe.… Read the rest “A little bit of Sweden in Perth”
Last night I encountered the sight and sound of the Motorbike Frog which apparently is the “most commonly encountered frog” in the South-West of Western Australia.
I was in a backyard at Fremantle along with two colleagues and their respective partners, and we had a really, really lovely time eating a wonderful meal, drinking some great wine, and chatting about lots and lots of things, though hardly ever work :)
I learned a lot about frogs and backyard pools over the course of a couple of hours.… Read the rest “The Motorbike Frog”