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Writer, storyteller.
Still searching for the perfect breakfast.

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Weekend Notes (664)
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Events (167)
Questions (8)
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Book and movie reviews (14)
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Food and cooking (16|2)
Fun stuff for kids (55|10)
Hotels and accommodation (8)
Kid-friendly restaurants and cafes (34|1)
My favourite places (21)
Party ideas (21)
Restaurant reviews (137|4)
Searching for Perth's best breakfast (47|4)
Secret Lists (26)
Sydney Reviews (28|1)
Travelling with kids (15)
Unusual and miscellaneous (83|3)
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My WeekendNotes - 664 - Page 7
Welcome to the Secret List. A list of fun, different and unusual things to do with your kids in Perth each month. There... [more]
01/03/2014 - 31/03/2014
Violence against women is a silent epidemic. In Australia one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner,... [more]
Kids parties today are a little different from when I grew up. In the 70s and 80s it seemed that a few cupcakes and a ga... [more]
Brookfield Place. The current 'it' place in Perth. A wind tunnel of über cool bars and restaurants. Business by day, pla... [more]
Somewhere between the world of camping, with drop toilets and sleeping under the stars, and the world of Club Med with p... [more]
Pemberton is a beautiful old logging town located about three hours south of Perth. In summer it is a good deal cooler t... [more]
This unassuming little café near the busy intersection of Walcott and Beaufort Streets in Mt Lawley seems to have a secr... [more]
Suddenly a new restaurant appeared on my horizon. Located on the corner of the Broadway Fair shopping centre, an area kn... [more]
Sometimes bad reputations hang around longer than necessary. Naked Fig in Swanbourne has been tainted in the past with s... [more]
Welcome to the 21st edition of the Secret List. A list of fun things to do with your kids in Perth each month. There is... [more]
Imagine a room of four and five year olds being told they are about to make their very own stuffed animal to keep and lo... [more]
Writing is generally considered to be a solitary sport. All you really need is a computer, some peace and quiet and a re... [more]
20/02/2014 - 23/02/2014
My kids have a rather annoying habit of eating all the icing on a cake and then leaving the actual cake behind. It means... [more]
If you weren't looking for it, you'd be forgiven for not noticing Sado Island, a long established Japanese restaurant in... [more]
Hidden on a residential street at the non-Quarter end of Claremont is a little café that has the power to transport you ... [more]
There are some places you go out of your way for, and some places you're just happy are nearby. Delish in the Floreat Fo... [more]
As your kids get older you often find you have an ever-expanding pile of perfectly good toys and games that your childre... [more]
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one of those films that might make you feel a little bit lighter, or heavier, or tall... [more]
For breakfast I chose a dish of salmon, egg, spinach and mushroom. This may sound quite ordinary; after all they are typ... [more]
You could have roller-skated naked down Scarborough Beach Road and not seen another living soul. 7.30am on a fine Sunday... [more]
Perth people love to help others, but sometimes there isn't a lot of spare cash to give. Last year's article Perth C... [more]
You would think that finding a place in the city that sells pancakes for breakfast wouldn't be difficult. After all ther... [more]
It was Meeka's Dessert Tasting Plate that caught my eye. Mini doughnuts stuffed with Turkish delight, pink macarons w... [more]
I'm not even supposed to be writing this review. When Juanita's opened in 2011 at the top end of Rokeby Road in Subi... [more]
Happy New Year Secret Listers. This is the 20th edition of the Secret List, a list of fun and unusual things to do with ... [more]
Many people seem to think that Grease is a story about two young lovers, Danny and Sandy. But for me, Grease has always ... [more]
03/08/2014 - 24/08/2013
There are worse things I could do, than fill this review with a joke or two. I could encourage you to stay home every ni... [more]
21/06/2014 - 18/07/2014
Last year I visited Sydney with my three young daughters, and with no desire to stray too far from the heart of the ci... [more]
'Excuse me,' a delicately accented voice said. 'Can I please take your photo?' It kept happening. Complete strangers ... [more]
I love Café Sydney. I first went there in 2001 for my first wedding anniversary and my husband and I ended up spending a... [more]
Tucked away off George Street in Angel Place are fifty empty birdcages, signifying the lost birds that once inhabited Sy... [more]
Visiting Sydney recently I asked my friend where we should eat for dinner. With literally hundreds of Asian restaurants ... [more]
They were waiting for me. I'm hardly ever late, yet I could feel everyone's eyes on me as I slunk into my seat at Ampho... [more]
There is something very primal about being outdoors. Being exposed to the elements. Sitting under the stars. Eating a go... [more]
05/12/2013 - 12/02/2014
It would be so easy to start this article with cheesy old-school puns, but I'm a professional, so will start my review o... [more]
A friend recently asked me to recommend a place for Sunday afternoon tea . It was a lot harder than I thought. Not every... [more]
I don't know about you, but I am still exhausted from November. Yet December is the big one for the Secret List: school ... [more]
01/12/2013 - 31/12/2013
Hosting a kid's birthday party can be pretty stressful. First of all you have to come up with a theme, then prepare the ... [more]
There are certain restaurants you have on your bucket list, even if it's just a local-to-Perth-bucket list. Ever since t... [more]
There is no disputing that summer is well and truly on its way, and Perth summers tend to be quite unforgiving. Now, ... [more]
I swear I don't own shares in Bunnings but it might seem that way with how much I rave about the free family fun nights ... [more]
There are clubs in New York that are so totally exclusive that the door remains locked and you need to ring a doorbell t... [more]
Sometimes it's worth checking out the website of a café before you visit it (or a review like this one) because it can t... [more]
It's easy to argue that Christmas has become commercialised, and it doesn't help that the first Christmas decoration app... [more]
I had to keep reminding myself that I was in a pub. There are restaurants and there are pubs, and in most cases neve... [more]
Life is complicated for children these days. They have to negotiate technology that simply didn't exist 20 or 30 years a... [more]
Have you ever wanted to see the view from the 45th floor of the BHP Billiton Building? Have you ever wanted see how t... [more]
02/11/2013 - 03/11/2013
For most of the year there is a complete absence of fetes and festivals and then, on a single weekend, Perth erupts into... [more]
Last year I signed up for NaNoWriMo for the very first time. It may sound like a chemical name for chicken salt but real... [more]
01/11/2013 - 30/11/2013
Welcome back to the Secret List. A list of fun and unusual things to do with your kids each month. There is something ... [more]
There was a time when I avoided various international cuisines because I thought my kids would not eat them. Entire ethn... [more]
I think there are places in Perth that are welcoming to families with small children, but they are not what I would call... [more]
The Melbourne bloody Cup. Three minutes on a Tuesday in November that we've made into a national event. The Victorians g... [more]
Last school holidays my daughter asked if we could make a corner of our garden into a special home for the fairies. Sinc... [more]
I have written here before about Perth's best parenting secret: free family fun nights at Bunnings Homebase. What's not ... [more]
When you google Bada Bing, it's important that you click on the one that says 'café' and not the one that says 'nightspo... [more]
With the advent of digital cameras it's pretty easy to take half decent photos these days. And even if they're awful... [more]
29/09/2013 - 05/10/2013
Markets are one of the best ways to spend a lazy evening or weekend, and with Christmas just around the corner, it's not... [more]
Turbo is a bit like The Fast and the Furious but for kids. There are hotted up cars, screaming engines, pumping soundtra... [more]
It's safe to say that if you have kids in Perth you have probably heard of Siena's Italian restaurant in Leederville. Mu... [more]
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