It’s a funny old world isn’t it? As an expat I’ve embraced social media and blogging as a way to keep in touch with friends and family who are scattered all around the globe.
I’ve renewed old friendships and made new ones, and kept in touch with loved ones.
The downside is that I don’t write letters anymore, because I don’t have time. My Christmas card list is down to about 10 people, and the dreaded round-robin Christmas Newsletter is thankfully defunct!
But I’m often asked, “Howsitwithyou?” and “Whatsgoingoninyourneckofthewoods?” and “Perth Lifestyle” “What’s it like?”
So for those that ask here’s the start of a new series on this blog – A sneaky peak into My Little Corner of the World.
I hope you enjoy, and I hope it inspires you to tell me in the comments what’s been happening in your lives wherever you are too.
Modelling for Frocktober initiative
I’ve been modelling – Hah! Who’d have thought at my advanced age! I can’t tell you what fun it was, and it was also an initiative with a talented young local designer Jonte for Frocktober (ovarian cancer awareness) which some of you have kindly donated to through my fundraising at Everyday Hero. I just love the headpiece I was privileged to wear.
The photos above were taken by Samara from Pincarnie Photography and I’m with Jonte’s lovely Mum, Michelle in the bottom right pic. Jonte from Jonte Designs who is making such a name for herself on the Perth fashion scene.
Frocks and Fillys
Then it was all hats and fascinators and derring-do for the Melbourne Cup. I was lucky to get invited, by my friend Christine, to a celebratory luncheon at a golf club.
How great was it that a woman one for the first time? And I loved Michelle Payne’s message to the world. “If you don’t think women are strong enough, then get stuffed!”
At the weekend we had an amazing electrical storm after a very hot day when the mercury topped 40 degrees.
Yes, it was unbearable. The lightning strikes that evening were vivid and intense and carried on for over an hour, sweeping south down the coast, and my talented daughter took this pic as she and her friends were watching the sunset at one of Perth’s beaches.
You can just spot the lightning.
And finally, as the sun sets on another hot sunny day in this remote part of the world, I bid you Goodnight from Perth’s beautiful city skyline.
See you next time!
Please let me know what’s been happening in your corner of the world in the comments – I’d love to hear.
Thanks for the insight into your world. It is a great idea – I think everyone likes to see what other’s lives are like. The beach storm photo taken by your daughter is fantastic. Your beach bike ride would have been amazing too – I wouldn’t have liked to do it when the Fremantle Doctor was around! Perth’s beaches are spectacular and this post makes me miss them like crazy. Look forward to your next peak into your life in Perth. Love Jacarandas – they don’t like growing in Townsville that much although we do see the occasional one.
Very glad that you enjoyed Jan – thanks for taking the time to read and have a little wallow in nostalgia for our lovely beaches! Let’s hope you get back this way again soon 🙂
Thanks Laurie, I love peaking into other people’s lifestyle too, so I’m glad this one was well received on the other side of the world 🙂
Loved this. I live on the other side of the world in the U.S. This gave a wonderful glimpse into Australian life.
Linda ~ Journey Jottings
How great to stop and reflect what you’ve got up to of late – Its so easy for the time to fly by and forget all the wonderful things you’ve done and achieved… and gee you’ve been busy!
Perth suits you 😉
Thanks Linda. Yes time flies and just taking a breather to remember all the good things is really therapeutic. Writing things down also feels like the true spirit of blogging.
I loved this post Jo. I am so impressed with your bike riding. I haven’t been on mine in ages. It is amazing how many great activities we pack into our lives and this post gives me some idea of life in Perth as opposed to the East Coast. Also love you in that long blue dress. Blue is definitely your colour.
Thank you Kathy. I have been fantasising about life on the East coast of late so needed to rein myself in!I do love blue ( and pink;) but like you say I think blue suits me, so thank you for the heads up too.
What a brilliant post Jo. You have really captured this beautiful city we live in x
Ahh thanks Rae … a sneaky peak but hopefully enough to show the flavour of spring.