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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Signs - At the Station

Signs seen at the Bull Creek station - the train/bus station closest to my home.

For other signs from around the world please follow this link to Tom's blog.

(Tom's link opens at 12:00 AM USA Eastern time (1pm Perth time) each Wednesday and closes at 11:55 PM on Saturday)

Take the train - take a break from driving



Our CCTV cameras can see the tag on your shirt, imagine how easily we'll see you tagging a wall
When you get hit by a train other people feel it







Monday, 25 January 2021

Monday Mural - Singing in the rain

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.                                                                                                        The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01am, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.     Thanks, Sami. 


At the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 64 Wittenoon Street was a colourful mural with lots of umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. Sadly I've been unable to discover the artist's name.
The umbrella installation was something done by the Museum, apart from the mural. 
It had actually started to drizzle by the time we stopped at the gallery, but we didn't have an umbrella with us...





The building housing the Art Gallery was built in 1897, and because it looked like a church to me, I discovered that it had actually started life as a Sisters of Mercy Convent and Chapel.


























Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Signs - French lover and much more...

For other signs from around the world please follow this link to Tom's blog.

(Tom's link opens at 12:00 AM USA Eastern time each Wednesday and closes at 11:55 PM on Saturday)


French lover and much more...What else can be said? 😂😂



Typing LOL, isn't nearly as good as hearing a friend laugh out loud - nowadays when most of the world is in some sort of confinement, I'm sure we all wish we could meet up with friends and have a good laugh over a cup of coffee or drink.


A dog statue with a water bowl nearby, for the visiting dogs in a Cafe not far from me.



Monday, 18 January 2021

Monday Mural - Rowing alone

Painted for Re-discover Bunbury in 2014, by Perth street artist Stormie Mills at the Ario building in Parkfield Street, Bunbury.

 If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you find murals everywhere.

Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.   
The Monday mural meme is posted on Monday at 12,01am, Perth,Western Australian time. Thanks, Sami. 





Other Stormie Mills murals around Perth:






Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Signs - Personalised Number Plates VII

For other signs from around the world please follow this link to Tom's blog.

(Tom's link opens at 12:00 AM USA Eastern time each Wednesday and closes at 11:55 PM on Saturday)

Which one would you use for your car? I like the GR8FUN one, as well as the Jaguar that it belongs to😆.



Agitated


Problem child



Great fun


And the car that goes with the "Soupdup57". A beauty don't you think?


Monday, 11 January 2021

Monday Mural - Upside down

Painted for Re-discover Bunbury in 2016, by French artist Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter  on the walls of Radio West's car park just off Sterling Street.

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you find murals everywhere.

Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.   
The Monday mural meme is posted on Monday at 12,01am, Perth,Western Australian time. Thanks, Sami. 





Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Signs - Signs in cars

Signs in cars.
For other signs from around the world please check Tom's blog.

 







Monday, 4 January 2021

Monday Mural - Elemental

Happy New Year everyone!

 If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you find murals everywhere.

Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.   
The Monday mural meme is posted on Monday at 12,01am, Perth,Western Australian time. Thanks, Sami. 

Mural by Vans The Omega, an Adelaide artist, painted in 2016 for Re.Discover Bunbury, on the walls of William Barrett & Sons Funeral Directors, on a lane off Stirling Street in Bunbury.




Friday, 1 January 2021

December Wrap-up

December was very much a Christmas oriented month with all activities involving Christmas events.

Sunday 6th - Jose and I went to a picnic organized for the all Portuguese families that want to join. This year it was held at Point Walter Reserve, a beautiful area by the Swan river.

By the time we arrived there was already one table full of food and we set up another table that quickly filled up. By the time everybody left we had 4 tables full of Portuguese savoury and sweet food. I took a pineapple cake and a tuna and potato cold salad.

Monday 14th -  our good friend Tony turned 80 and we were invited to a surprise birthday party at the Bull Creek Royal Air Force Estate where he lives. I left work early to be able to join the other 30 guests. When Tony and wife Kei appeared he was surprised to see all of us sitting down at two tables of the recently inaugurated restaurant at the retirement village. There was a choice of two dishes - Barramundi (fish) or Chicken, both served with vegetables and potatoes and Sticky date pudding for dessert. Some of the friends had brought other desserts and cakes, which were passed around the tables. 

Barramundi, Sticky date pudding, Tony and Kei, the golf cart that Tony drives around to ferry those who can't walk dolled up for Christmas and Biscuit cake.

The new and fancy restaurant at the Royal Air Force Estate in Bull Creek

After lunch we helped Tony and Kei carry the presents home to their unit a few hundred metres from the restaurant, and I took some photos of the beautiful flowers he's got in his garden.


Wednesday 16th - the last French class of the year was accompanied by Christmas goodies that we had all taken to share. Small gifts were swapped too.


Cathy, Sami, teacher Brigitte (standing), Suzanne and Jennifer

Sunday 20th - At 6pm Jose and I joined Maria, who I met and befriended through the "Buy nothing group" for Christmas carols and dinner that she had organized at the residential complex where she lives just 5 minutes away.

As well as 4 or 5 people from the "Buy Nothing Group" that she knows better, Maria had invited the residents from the 16 units in her complex, but probably only half of them showed up.  It was a fun evening, with her neighbour who had been an Anglican pastor leading us with the Christmas carols, and then we all shared the food we had taken. After dinner we sang a couple more songs, and then Maria put some Abba music and we danced. It was 10pm by the time we left after having helped her clear her carport.









After a couple of months of waiting for fabric, sewing, cutting up an Ikea mattress foam (much cheaper than buying foam from a foam shop), I finally finished the cushions for the patio furniture that our friend Idalia gave us when she moved into a retirement village in July this year. Finally ready for Christmas!







I only managed to paint two pieces of furniture this month - a bedside table in Fusion's "Divine Lavender" and two pine stools for my grandkids, painted in "Casement" and "Seaside". Those were gifted to them at Christmas together with with some books, and specially the 4 year old loved it.







Tuesday 22nd - We drove to the city at about 7pm, parked the car and walked around following the Christmas light trail, and returned home close to 11pm. 

We still made a couple of calls to Jose's brothers in Portugal and South Africa to wish them a good Christmas, before going to bed, and left the calls to my family in Portugal and South Africa for the 23rd.

Christmas lights trail in Perth

A couple of houses decorated for Christmas around the neighbourhood.

Jose and I under the decorated tree - you can see the bench and the house on the right














Thursday 24th - One of my colleagues worked my half-day shift and I was able to finishing preparing Christmas Eve dinner, for the family and friends that were coming to our house in the evening.

It was a small affair this year with a few of our friends having taken holidays at this time of the year... but it was still nice to have 11 people around the table. 

We had decided not to gift to adults, just to kids, but I still received a few gifts at work from our boss, from a few of the Doctors and from colleagues.                           On the 25th, we stayed home and had leftovers from the Christmas Eve dinner.


Our Christmas tree with the kid's chairs. Trifle my daughter in law made, our dessert table - a fruit tree salad, French toast, Fruitcake, Honey cake from Madeira and Milk pudding - the gifts I received


Sunday 27th - At about 6pm we drove to the foreshore of the suburb of Shelley,  a 10min drive from home, to watch the sunset (7,25pm). We took a basket with crackers, cheese, nuts, fruit and a small bottle of bubbly that had been given to me at work.

At Shelley's foreshore watching the sunset. The last photo (bottom right) was taken the following day on the freeway

The magpies that live in the park across the street come around to our front garden/driveway when they see us and we give them bits of walnuts. They take one or two pieces and waddle back across the road. Quite funny.

Fluffy sleeping on top of me while I was lying on the couch, and Fluffy and Twiggy by the Christmas tree.


Thursday 31st - New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance at the Portuguese club in Fremantle.

Dinner consisted of a platter of prawns to share per table of 8, the main dish was half a lobster, a steak with rice and salad. There were no desserts, so I took a platter of Rice pudding and one of my friends at the table took a Creme Caramel pudding.

Music and dancing started after dinner, and just before midnight each table was given a bottle of bubbly to toast. Unfortunately it was a Brut which wasn't really liked by any of us, so just a taste was enough for me! We left just before the party ended at 1am. 

New Year's dinner and desserts

Jose and I, our 87 year old friend Idalia (right) and our table behind, our table (bottom photos)

The hall with the singer on the stage at the far end- the bottle of bubbly before midnight



After a disastrous 2020 with devastating fires, natural disasters all over the world, racial tensions, riots, Covid19, economic setbacks, etc. etc., I'm hoping that 2021 will be a turnaround year for all.
Wishing you all a most wonderful, healthy, safe, peaceful and successful 2021.
Thank you for your continued support.