Posted on January 28, 2013
I trust we all had a happy Australia Day and are still enjoying the long weekend? We decided to relive our high school/university days and spread our picnic rugs out on the soft green grass of Kings Park under the gum trees, drinking in the gorgeous view over Perth City and the Swan River, whilst chilling out to the tunes of Triple J’s Hottest 100 (did you get what you voted for?). It’s been a while since I’d done a good picnic and this day really satisfied that little hole in my life – perfect weather (okay, a wee bit hot), captivating company, great catch-ups with lots of long-time-no-sees, wicked sandwiches (yeah I made them myself!) and my Karen Walker sunnies (hah, so vain!).
So there was one tiny little downer. We’d gotten to Kings Park nice and early (around 2pm) to stake out our prime piece of grass and view over the river where the fireworks are usually shot. From memory, the fireworks are usually blasted off somewhere very near to Kings Park so that they’re almost exploding directly above you! Unbeknownst to me, their location had changed. So much so that when the fireworks began I (and the other hundreds of people gathered in excitement) realised that we were very very far away. And behind a TREE! A BIG TREE! Haha, it was actually kinda funny. So we amused ourselves with all the crazy kids running around frenetically with their glow sticks and light sabres instead!
Don’t get me wrong. This was one of my best Australia Days ever! The fireworks were really only a tiny half hour portion of an amazing day, doing one of my all-time favourite things (picnicking!) in the company of a lot of my favourite people. A huge ups to all who managed to make it – it helped make this girl a little happier about being exiled from the lovely lot of you for six months!
See what I mean about the tree?
***Thanks to Gwen for some of the pics!
Posted on January 25, 2013
Things have been hectic this week, what with my impending move to Broome plus being on night shifts (hence no post yesterday…sorry guys!) – so I got Jinn to do the hard work and gave him the task of creating this week’s must-haves. Australia Day is just around the corner! It’s one of my favourite public holidays for two major reasons – fireworks and Triple J’s Hottest 100 (what did you vote for this year?). We love spending the afternoon/evening camping out on a picnic rug at King’s Park looking out over the gorgeous Swan River, chilling with good friends, drinks in hand and sweet tunes playing. Then as we cheer or boo over the year’s number one song (depending on how pleased/displeased we are with the result) the sun finally sets and gives way to the spectacular firework display.
***1. Obey San Juan Snapback, 2. Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunnies, 3. Unstatic board shorts, 4. Discraft frisbee disc, 5. Bush portable digital radio, 6. Herschel backpack (on sale!!), 7. Vans Authentic Rio Red sneakers