We have been living in the city of Canning for 14 years and it was the first time we attended this annual show. The show held at the Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds, held 3 sessions - Friday 5 to 10pm, Sat 9 am to 4pm and the last session 5 to 10pm, with tickets limited to a total of 15,000. There are a large number of free tickets for residents of the council, and I applied and received 2 tickets.
On Friday night Jose and I walked around the stalls, perused the old machines, had a bite to eat, then checked the plants and food displays and at 10pm we watched the fireworks before going home.
|A 1964 Anglia Police car was on show|
|Fabulous and creative cakes|
Saturday afternoon I volunteered to man the stall of our neighbourhood's "Harvest Group" - a group where people get together to learn some skills - like making passata, jams, lemon butter, sausages... The group was started by Maria, one of the ladies from the "Facebook Buy Nothing" group.
Jose attended the group once to make tomato passata, but I have yet been unable to join them for any of the activities.
|The crowd listening to the jazz concert|
|The city across the river, as seen from the Wireless Hill tower|
After the concert, we drove a couple of kms down the road to the Attadale foreshore, to watch the Fremantle Biennale "Moombaki" drone light show.
Mombaki, a Nyoongar word for "where the river meets the sky" - a choreographed drone show with 160 drones over the river and ocean created by Ilona McGuire.
Sadly we were far away so didn't get to hear the soundtrack, by you can watch a Youtube video below with the whole 10 min show.
Here is a youtube video with the whole show:
Saturday 27th - we had a bbq at Wendy and Lido's house with a common friend who was visiting from Tasmania. It was a very warm day and we had a refreshing swim in the pool after the bbq.
At 6pm it was duck feeding time.
Sunday 28th - World of Food Festival, a food and traditional dance fair, celebrating multiculturalism, held at Governor's house gardens in the St. George's Terrace in the city.
The Portuguese club had a little stall there and we bought a few nibbles from them, and also from the Malaysian stall.
It was a very hot day, but we managed to find seats in the shade, on the side of the stage, to watch dance some performances from various countries.
Usually the Governor's House is open to the public on this occasion, but this time I didn't get a chance to visit.
|Governor's gardens with a view of city buildings, the house, a lake in the gardens|
The fair ended at 3pm and we drove home, grabbed towels and our swimsuits and headed to Coogee beach. But it was very windy when we got there and Jose and I sat reading until the sun set at about 7pm.
And the month ended with our 41st wedding anniversary on Tuesday 30th.
|A bunch of flowers from Jose|
Our kids gifted us a 9-course degustation dinner at the French restaurant - Petit Mort, in Shenton Park, near the city. What can I say about the experience? Superbe et extraordinaire!!
Sadly after 10 years the restaurant that sits about 50 people, will close its doors on the 18th December (they were already fully booked 2 or 3 months ahead), but they are opening another venue called "Twenty seats" in February next year. And yes, the name means they will just seat 20 people at a time. They are hoping for a Michelin Star in the future.