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I'm enjoying exploring Perth! I like taking walks, travelling, vintage jewellery, reading fiction and cooking.

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My WeekendNotes - 53
The New Norcia Hotel has no competition as a source of nosh apart from the local servo. However, a near-monopoly hasn... [more]
It's a lot easier to write about a bad holiday house than a good one, which is unfortunate because there's precious li... [more]
In search of a budget-friendly feed at Hillarys Boat Harbour, we found the queue for fish and chips was too long. We'd... [more]
From a quick and inexpensive "Baking Beauties" class to a hands-on chance to create a three-course meal, the long-establ... [more]
Reconnect with your partner without spending a fortune on babysitting with the Loftus Community Centre's "Date Night" p... [more]
During his long and successful racing career, West Australian sailor Rolly Tasker raced more than 340,000 nautical miles... [more]
There's good and there's bad at Northbridge restaurant institution, Uncle Billy's Chinese Restaurant, but it's all a... [more]
Aaaaw and cute are the operative words at Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, where children can pet and feed an array of an... [more]
Swan Valley Café advertises that all its food is made with love, as well as the freshest, most local, and organic vegeta... [more]
Get a close-up view of a beehive without getting stung at The House of Honey in the Swan Valley. An observation h... [more]
If you're too lazy to turn plugs off at the wall, let alone use cloth nappies and commute by bike, then fear not… proc... [more]
It's show time every weekend in Mandurah at King Carnival – complete with rides, tattooed ticket sellers and fairy flo... [more]
When the bell rings at Bayswater Waves, children abandon the water slide queue for the pool to ride a session of mac... [more]
Trigg buzzes at weekends with families enjoying the beach, barbecues and a shaded playground. The playground boa... [more]
Where can you buy cars, carrots, coffee, and carpets – all under one roof? Perth's new Coventry Square Markets in Mo... [more]
Get up close to emus, cockatoos, kangaroos and more at the Peel Zoo in Pinjarra, near Mandurah, which is home to more th... [more]
The Sebel Hotel in Mandurah is offering 4.5 star accommodation at budget rates. The newly-opened highrise has bee... [more]
Do lunch, darling, with the beautiful people at Atomic Espresso licensed cafe in South Perth – without spending a fo... [more]
If you want to enjoy the reliably good food and excellent view at Trigg Island Café, you'll need to get in promptly – ... [more]
Toddlers will take over Scitech for two weeks in February during 'Toddlerfest'. Children under five will be able ... [more]
06/02/2012 - 19/12/2011
Fez is a city in Morocco, a type of hat – and a very good café in Mount Lawley. You can choose between pavement sea... [more]
Fresh Provisions gourmet food shop is such an institution that more than 3500 people protested a decision to reduce ... [more]
Splash out with the kids this summer at Balga Leisurepark – which has a shaded water playground as well as a childre... [more]
If you'd like to do brekkie or lunch in Mount Lawley without taking out a mortgage, then check out Lawley's Bakery C... [more]
Children's Christmas crafts are not only environmentally friendly, cute and unique – they also keep the little bligh... [more]
It's the Swan River but it may as well be called the Berlin Wall – so few are the Perth people who cross the river a... [more]
Sunshine Café & Lunch Bar in Mount Lawley appears to be your typical local burger joint but it isn't, instead serving ... [more]
The entire bill for our recent dim sum meal at Oriental Inn came it at $39 for two – less than you'd pay for a singl... [more]
Maylands Waterland is close to heaven for little children – with multiple pools, playgrounds, and picnic tables. ... [more]
Traditionally, naughty children woke to find their Christmas stocking 'full' of a single piece of coal. Today, any ... [more]
Native plants combine with alien-looking play equipment at Macaulay Reserve in Inglewood. While there is a nod to... [more]
Prices at the Karrinyup Swapmart make op shops look positively prohibitive – with plenty of items priced at just $1.... [more]
Sun, sand and plentiful play equipment make for a fun combination at Scarborough Beach playground. There is a large ... [more]
More than 100 established and emerging artists will showcase their skills within a small 'canvas' at Australian Gall... [more]
23/11/2011 - 18/12/2011
Play the fool in the pool with the kids – or swim serious laps – at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre in Inglewood. The... [more]
For a fantastic family outing, head to Jackadder Lake in Woodlands. There's a 1.2km path around the lake for cyclin... [more]
Shop for something old and something new all in the same trip to Morley, where large-scale op shops surround a shopping ... [more]
Staff outnumbered diners during our recent weekend lunch at riverfront restaurant Zafferano. It's possible grey w... [more]
Play your way to scientific smarts at Scitech, no matter your age. Visitors are 'encouraged to touch, switch, cli... [more]
For a mellow Saturday morning, head to Mondo Spring Mini Market in Inglewood. You can sip a fresh espresso coffee a... [more]
03/09/2011 - 03/12/2011
The Goose Café Restaurant in Busselton has an unbeatable view over the town's famous jetty and beach. The food lived u... [more]
The essence of Margaret River has been packed into Providore – excellent food, great wine and a sense of style. The op... [more]
The prospect of a visit to Mammoth Cave, located in Margaret River, was met with dismay by my three-year-old. 'There... [more]
Tearing the children away from Blue Waters Beach House in Busselton could be a challenge. Not only does it offer a Wii g... [more]
You can soak up the sea view while the littlies climb, slide and swing at the Cottesloe Beach playground. The playgro... [more]
The squawk of chooks contrasts with the distant din of sirens at East Perth City Farm Organic Growers Market. The mod... [more]
Pool walking has become so popular my local indoor pool devotes a whole lane to it at all times, which is saying somethi... [more]
On days when Perth's more well-known parks are heaving, Banks Reserve on the Swan River in Mount Lawley offers a peacefu... [more]
Children as young as three are learning to read with the ABC's Reading Eggs website. Lessons consist of series of sho... [more]
Dollar for dollar, planting a herb garden gives a better return than growing just about anything else. While vegetables ... [more]
From simple tinned lentils to snazzy pasta and espresso machines, Perth institution the Re Store stocks all things Itali... [more]
Revisit life before labour saving devices and laptops at Tranby House in Maylands – the oldest surviving house in metrop... [more]