Good One BBQ Chinese Restaurant, East Victoria Park

Maybe it’s a sign we’re old farts, but Jac and I were content to have a quiet new year’s eve and skip the parties, crowds and fireworks. Instead, after Jac finished work we drove to Vic Park in search of dinner, something different to the Christmas fare we’d been eating the past week. We chose […]

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Family Christmas 2012 – Part 2

Jac and I hosted my family’s Christmas lunch this year. We got up bright and early to get ready for the day. 11-year-old Pixel watched suspiciously as I set the table (she’s not a fan of parties) while 1-year-old Truffle inspected everything with great fascination. Both cats fled and hid when everyone began to arrive. […]

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Family Christmas 2012 – Part 1

I hope you’ve had a merry Christmas and happy holidays! This year, we got together with Jac’s family the weekend before Christmas with a barbecue lunch at Point Walter, on the Swan River in Bicton. We set up in a shady spot next to the water so Jac and the boys wouldn’t have far to […]

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Unexpected Dubai – market, mall and desert safari

In October, I travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as a guest of Emirates and the Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. This is the third post in my blog series on that trip. Dubai fruit and vegetable market At the fruit and vegetable market, the sellers are all men. […]

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Bistro Guillaume, Crown Perth, Burswood

The baguette is slightly warm, with a craggy, crackly crust. I butter it with a carefree abandon that I’m certain the restaurant’s namesake chef would approve of. A sprinkle of salt, then a greedy bite into the bread and butter. Oh yes. I’ve been secretly studying the menu all week but am still deliciously bamboozled. […]

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Unexpected Dubai – Day 1

In October, I travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as a guest of Emirates and the Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. This is the second post in my blog series on that trip. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Our driver from Arabian Adventures drove us from the airport to Jumeirah Creekside […]

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Is Donburi, Northbridge

My friend Prez and I grabbed a quick dinner at Is Donburi recently. Just a couple of months old, it’s one of Northbridge’s newest Japanese restaurants, next to William Street favourite Jus Burgers. Menus and complimentary cups of green tea were delivered to us with a smile. For a small restaurant, the menu is surprisingly […]

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Flying Emirates to Dubai

In late October, I was invited to be part of a famil to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as a guest of the Emirates and Dubai Tourism. My journey began on a Friday night at Perth International Airport. The direct flight from Perth to Dubai is approximately 11 hours. Departure from Perth was 10.30pm […]

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