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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Well helloo there!



Ol' blue eyes and the gang were in fine form yesterday morning.. you have met them before I know but they were looking particularly gorgeous, be(screeching) me for food attention and impossible to ignore :) The Long Billed Corella's, Rainbow Lorikeets and Galahs are so familiar with my camera now that I'm sure these expressions translate to 'smile nicely and she'll buzz off'! I can get close enough to reach out and touch if I wanted to.. I don't :) Happy Sunday from moi and the 'crew', take care and stay safe...


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Winter residence..




Often the trees are the only way to tell that it actually is winter in Perth.. the plane trees and buildings along Hay St. reflected in the glass facade of the Central Park building. Can you see the nest high up on the right, the advert in 'nests to lease' would read something like this.. 'built to withstand high winds, spacious, prime location offering expansive city views, reservations essential'. It seems to be occupied all year round and I did catch sight of tail feathers but pffft no long lens.. how did that happen :) Have a great weekend, be prepared! Take care and stay safe...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Où est la merde?



It really is true.. everything does sounds better in French :) I love to see the Mounted Police patrolling the city, the officers keeping their eyes open for any trouble. The horses, usually Clydesdale or Clydesdale cross are fabulous in their official footwear, tails swishing.. and although I've seen them many times I have never seen any 'evidence' of their presence, also no poopy bags, no following scooper upper.. can't help wondering, où est la merde? How does your city deal with it? On that delightful (?) note I wish you a good Friday, take care...


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ristretto or Dulsao do Brasil?



Whenever I visit the Nespresso shop in the city to stock up with tiny colourful and addictive capsules.. oh, that didn't sound good did it :) I can't resist a sneaky peek into the 'Club Room' to see if any Perth personalities are doing the same thing..  ok I don't expect to see Heath Ledger (top of the list). I did hear a rumour that David Bowie has a home here, now that would be cool.. way cooler than George :) Do you nespresso and if so how strong do you go? I'm a mild 4, Dulsao do Brasil but a friend is a Ristretto, a strong 10. When you can't get a coffee out for under $4.50, a home brewed nespresso for around 68c is good value oui! Happy Thursday, take care...


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What the wattlebird saw...



Winter is having a last hurrah here in Perth! With only a few weeks of official winter left the last few days have been wild and stormy. I'd like to say cold also but feel northern hemisphere readers would scoff at the idea of daytime tops of 20C being worthy winter weather.. am I right :) Wattlebird above looking out over the city from Kings Park & Botanic Garden.. this was the view, there was so much rain in those skies it was brilliant! Hope all is well in your part of the world, happy Wednesday, take care...


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dearest B.J. I love you, enjoy ....!



Written on inside page of 'Flights of Love' a collection of love stories.. did it influence my decision to buy the book, hell yes! what can I say, I'm a sucker for romance :) We finally made it to the HUGE book sale yesterday at UWA, an annual event raising money for Save the Children Australia, held in the Undercroft of Winthrop Hall.. a book lover's utopian dream, if you are in Perth the dream continues until Wednesday evening...


Antique volumes with their well worn binders alongside shiny new hardback covers...


My final selection...


The only other way to raise money that's as enjoyable as books is cupcakes, I can eat many cupcakes in the name of a good cause :) Did I mention we're having stormy weather.. at last, here in Perth, perfect for perusing through thousands of books oui! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...


Monday, August 18, 2014

JAZ .. creating tension!



I found this mural by Argentinian artist Franco Fasoli aka JAZ a little menacing.. tigers and leopards coming together in what looks like the big cat version of West Side Story :) Not so according to the artist who said in an interview with Crist Espiritu 'the tigers and lions are an ideological reflection of good. I use these animals to represent tension in a public space'.. mission accomplished.. part of the FORMPublic project you can feel the tension in a small car park off William St. :) Hope you had or are still having a fab weekend, take care and stay safe...





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