Northam National Ballooning Championships are on this week, up in the Perth Hills. Northam is located 1.5 hours from Fremantle which isn't too much of a drive, but I decided that I needed to catch the sunrise practice, so I hit the road at 4.30 am. It's hard to believe that anyone would get up… Read More "17 Photos That Will Inspire You to See a Hot Air Balloon Championship!"
It was a hiking day! I packed up the dogs and we spent a WHOLE HOUR in the car to head up into Perth Hills for a walk at Noble Falls. We arrived before 8 am, and the coast was clear, so I let the dogs run around without their leads so they could explore.… Read More "Noble Falls Hike"
Today the pups and I strolled down to Monument Hill in Fremantle with the plan to take photos of the spectacular Western Australian sunset. It had been clear aaaaallllll day, but as luck would have it, as soon as the sun set, the clouds started rolling in. Boo-urns. Not great photos. Nevermind, the dogs enjoyed… Read More "Monument Hill Sunset – Fremantle"
If you google "the whitest sand in the world" Hyams Beach is the location that pops up. This lovely beach is located in my hometown of Jervis Bay, and holds the Guinness World Record for the whitest sand in the world. While I was at home my mum and I did the bush/beach walk between… Read More "The Whitest Sands in the World – Hyams Beach"
Matt and I spent last week in New South Wales, catching up with family and attending a friends wedding. Matt grew up in Wollongong, and I grew up further down the coast in Jervis Bay. I was very lucky to grow up there; I spent my school holidays at pristine beaches, exploring nature and doing… Read More "Not Whale Watching – Jervis Bay"
Do not catch this ferry. via Exploring Europe – Ferry from Italy to Croatia — Monique Lives Life Read More "Ferry from Italy to Croatia"
Everyone looks at me a bit strangely when I say I'm excited for the Good Food & Wine Expo to hit Perth. I'm not sure why though; $30 and you get to taste a variety of food, wines and products that you may not be exposed to otherwise! If you're super keen, you can also… Read More "Perth Good Food & Wine Expo"
Hidden up in the hills, east of Perth, resting among residential housing is Lesmurdie Falls. It took 35 mins for me and the pups to drive from Fremantle to the top of the falls, where the trail starts. We turned up at 10.30 ish, and the carpark was full. Lucky I was in Frank the… Read More "Hiking Lesmurdie Falls"
In my last 2 years in Perth I've come to know Fremantle Markets quite intimately. I live a 5 min drive away and am fortunate enough to have half day work day on Friday, so I can usually head down there and beat the big crowds. Here are some of my favourite parts of Fremantle Markets!… Read More "The Best of Fremantle Markets"
The hen's weekend started after my night out in Sydney. I woke up quite dusty, but I had to pull myself together, so Brenna and I had a small breakfast at the hotel, packed up our stuff and parted ways. She's such a good egg. I jumped in an Uber to the hire car company… Read More "A Weekend in Hunter Valley"