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Monday, 23 May 2022

Monday Mural - Louis and Reija

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. 

Painted by the talented local artist Jerome Davenport (Ketones 6000) on the back wall of the Astor Theatre in the northern suburb of Mount Lawley.

This mural was part of the @nomoreblankwalls Street Art Festival  in Mount Lawley, that run the 8th to 16th of April this year. The mural honours the great Louis Armstrong and Perth vocalist Reija Lee.

Three days before the start of the festival Jerome became a Dad, so it was a very busy week for him.




The Astor Theatre

The ceilings on the overhang above the pavement

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Signs - On the footpath

Signs seen on the shared cycling/walking  footpath (sidewalk) of one Perth's beaches.

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






Monday, 16 May 2022

Monday Mural - Chasing Better

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. 

A mural found in an unexpected place - an industrial area in the suburb of Cockburn, on Pusey Road. Painted by Rachelle Dusting in 2020 on the facade of "Chasing Better" - a crossfit health club.

She was also the artist that painted this mural that I showed in November 2019.

                     

   




Wednesday, 11 May 2022

April Wrap -up and Signs

Also joining Tom for the signs meme. You can check other signs from around the world in Tom's blog via this link

Friday 1st April, I met up with two of my former work colleagues in Coogee for lunch. It's always nice to catch up with them every 2nd or 3rd month.

         

Saturday 2nd - We went to the 60th birthday lunch of our long time friend Wendy. We met each other in Germany, recently arrived from South Africa, and our husbands worked together on the same project in Siemens Braunschweig. Our kids are more or less the same age and they are still friends with each other too, which is lovely. I took two desserts - a pineapple mousse and a milk flan.


Tuesday 12th - About 3 weeks after being diagnosed with a large tumour, we sadly had to put our 15 1/2 year old Shelley to sleep, when she stopped eating. It was a hard decision to make, but I know she was wasn't well and had been losing even more weight since the diagnosis.  Our son Michael joined us at the vet which was comforting.

I wrote a tribute to Shelley, which you can read here.

We had a long weekend over Easter from Good Friday 15th to Monday 18th, and were invited to our friends W and L on Saturday 16th for a Barbecue and I took a salad and dessert. Otherwise we didn't do anything special for Easter.


Friday 22nd - I had to take Twiggy to the vet, as the day before when I arrived home I noticed a little bit of blood on her blanket. Upon inspection she had a sebaceous cyst below one ear which she had managed to scratch. 

She is a scary cat and I couldn't put her in the carry case, so drove the 10min to the vet with her on the passenger seat howling as if she was going to the gallows. On the return trip now inside the cage she once again howled the 10 minutes until we got home.  She was prescribed a course of antibiotic during 10 days and the cyst has healed.

Twiggy peering at me through the top of the carry cage

Cat signs - the middle one - Cat parking, was at my vet, the others were from a magazine

      

Friday 22nd - our oldest friend Idalia celebrated her 90th birthday at the Swan Yacht Club in Fremantle. It was a lovely party with a buffet, music, speeches and we got to meet some interesting people sitting at our table.

She was one of the first Portuguese women to arrive in Perth and she is such a clever and feisty lady and she makes friends easily.

Her husband who died about 3 or 4 years ago, came a few years before her in a fishing boat with around 20 other people, all the way from Madeira Island via South Africa to Perth, a trip that took them over 70 days! Brave "discoverers"!

The sun setting a we arrived, view of the terrace and from the terrace to the yacht club below

Seafood entree, choice of roast meat, chicken, fish... and a mini pavlova for dessert

The birthday girl blowing the candles on her cake and Jose and I with her

Monday 25th - Anzac Day was a public holiday which is still a very important celebration in Australia.

I didn't go to the city this year but near us the local RSL (Returned and Services League) office had some wreaths by the commemorative plaque.

          

Friday 29th - attended a coconut yogurt and ricotta workshop with Megan Radaich  (a food preserving guru), organized  by our "Community Harvest Group". A great morning, learned new skills and brought home what we made. 

We started by making a berry and chia jam which we then ate with yogurt when we had our coffee/cake break. Then we made one of the recipes for the coconut yogurt using coconut meat and then the ricotta which was for me the most exciting process.


Probably my most productive month in furniture painting!                                             I painted a few pieces of furniture - this chest of drawers, from my neighbourhood's verge collection had a damaged bottom drawer and I tried a new technique with narrow wooden slats which were glued to each drawer. It took a lot of cutting....



The white one is the before ...


A MCM (mid-century modern) small desk, which I picked up from a verge after seeing it announced on FB Marketplace. It was in a good state, just needed a cover at the back of the drawers and a good clean.


 
A navy blue bed side table

A pink and purple bedside table


I also sold two of my biggest pieces - the recently painted round table and chairs and a corner unit painted last year. The pic on the bottom corner is the before of the side-tables.



We had a few controlled burns around Perth that made for some gorgeous sunsets where the sky turned orange.



The birds keep coming to my front garden to feed on the seeds I put out daily.



I went to the South African shop and in the parking lot was a car with a sign that resonates with me :)



Monday, 9 May 2022

Monday Murals - Ellenbrook II

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.

More murals seen in Ellenbrook - a "rural" suburb north-east of Perth - around the Ellenbrook Central (shopping centre).

The first mural with the geometric shapes was painted by Kyle Hughes-Odgers in July 2020. It was inspired by the Ellenbrook landscape, celebrating the Swan River, the brook, local bushland,  sunrise and sunsets.

         

     

The following 2 murals painted in the shopping centre walls, I couldn't find the name of the artist, and unable to find anything online either.


     

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Signs - Popcorn box

 For more signs from around the world, please check Tom's blog 

Signs on the popcorn box we bought when we went to see the movie "Off the Rails" in March.






Monday, 2 May 2022

Monday Murals - Ellenbrook I

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.

Series of murals seen in Ellenbrook - a "rural" suburb north-east of Perth - painted on the hoardings around the constructions site of the new railway and bus station.

Ellenbrook will be the terminus station on the Morley - Ellenbrook railway line, which starts at Bayswater Station, a project where Jose is working at the moment.  Construction started in January this year and will be opened to the public in 2024.

The various murals at the  "Parkway Artway Artworks" have been inspired by colours, patterns, people, plants, animals and landscapes that make Ellenbrook unique. The Parkway is a street that links the town centre with the residential and park areas beyond.


We've been without internet since Saturday last week and it was just fixed this Saturday. With the Anzac Day long weekend, and  Jose not calling our internet provider for a few days... the result was they only sent a technician this past Saturday.  It was a quick fix, the outside connection near the road had been chewed by a mouse apparently. Last Monday and Tuesday Jose gave me access to his mobile/cell phone data so I could check and comment on Monday Murals on the desktop, which was great. 

What was our life like before internet?

Postcard - by Aidan Garnett

Daydream and Between the lines - By Jamie Boyce

Western Swamp Tortoise - by Mel McVee

By Mel McVee

Untitled - by Nathan Hoyle

Untitled - by Nathan Hoyle


Wiggle Room - by To & Fro Studio (Loren Holmes and Rosie Halsmith)


Monotonously Exciting Extravagantly Mundane - by Tyrown Waigana

Monotonously Exciting Extravagantly Mundane - by Tyrown Waigana

Monotonously Exciting Extravagantly Mundane - by Tyrown Waigana

Monotonously Exciting Extravagantly Mundane - by Tyrown Waigana

Monotonously Exciting Extravagantly Mundane - by Tyrown Waigana