Perth Trip 2010 – Part 2: Swan Valley Experience

First stop @ Houghton Wines Clear blue skies @ Houghton Wines…Lovely! One of the best apple pies I have ever tasted Chocs galore @ Margaret River Chocolate Company Yum Yummy Gelato @ Margaret River Chocolate Company         Love this pic taken at Sandalford Wines…

Perth Trip 2010 – Part 1…

  Ok.. as promised, here’s moi update on what I would define as a pretty “unhappening” holiday. Well… but we don’t always need an activity packed holiday all the time yah? It is sometimes the simple things in life that counts?!   We landed in the western shores of koala land mid-afternoon, and by the time we sorted ourselves out with the car and hotel , it was already 4-ish…We decided  to check into an airport hotel and settle for whatever food we can find around the area.   Formule 1 Perth Hotel , is part of Accor Hotels… but don’t expect any great service or luxury from this establishment… rooms are tiny …. bathrooms even tinier… I actually wouldn’t find myself here for more than one night…   Dinner on day 1 was much better compared to our bed… I decided to  bring Hwa for authentic Vietnamese fare @ my fav Trah Vinh… ermm… cud not find it… so ended up at Viet Hoa instead. Still a pretty decent choice…and had my tummy filled with their mixed beef pho! *Slurp*  

it’s friday already?!

Unfortunately…. it is …. and I am due back in Singapore  as well as to work in another 3 to 4 days time.   Hmmm…. although this holiday isn’t much of a sight-seeing one… but generally… we are enjoying every bit of doing almost nothing everyday away from humid & hazy home. Hwa is still sleeping the morning away at this time, leaving me with the time to type this entry.   Coming to Perth brought back so much memories of how cool and relaxing life is… and can be. Nothing has really changed over the 8 years which is quite amazing. Can u imagine some shops at the popular shopping malls are still at the very same unit it was about 8 to 10 years back?! It feels like so many things just stood still… Not quite sure if it’s a good or bad thing…. but it is comforting to know that change is not necessarily needed to move on and progress.   Anyway… some piccies first before i load more when i get back…   Ready in our car for a day out at Swan Valley I am having a JetSta

trying to be excited….

After a hectic month…plus news of more changes in the office again… i feel i am getting burnt out soon…   Glad that my holiday is just 4 more sleeps away, but i am hardly excited. Have not planned…. have not thought of what i want to do in perth…   Breathe shermeen …. breathe!

thank goodness for girlfriends

Been feeling tired and restless of late. Increased workload…coupled with some recent increase of a few friends (read: a FEW ) being blessed with baby luck kinda brought spirits down a little bit. Well….I thought i was doing well coping with the lack of baby luck ever since my op last May. But of course sometimes current situations may open up that little wound.   Whenever things get a litle rough… i am really thankful for girlfriends to ease the pressure a little for just being there.   I am someone who doesn’t thrive on socialising in pubs and bars. When i get tired and sad… all I need is for someone to have a cuppa tea… or a k session to chat or simply to be there.   I had a pretty good dinner with Addy and Jenny last Wednesday…. and it feels great to spend that quality time talking about almost everything under the “moon”. To top it up… we had a free meal!   Love these girls!

Rochester Park

I was at Rochester Park twice in a week… Love the place. Away from the maddening crowd in town.   I was invited to a mixed wedding @ 9 Rochester Park , Krish. When i got the invitation… was looking forward to it loads. Partly because I have not been to Rochester park… but also I love weddings especially when it’s not the boring hotel sit-down ones.   Krish has a very large outdoor bar in a very serene and prettily manicured lawn. The unique furniture and natural setting gave the wedding a very heartwarming feel.   Famliy were seated in the restaurant, and had their 4 course dinner served at their tables…. while the outdoors were for friends and dinner was served in a buffet line, it is really fine by us as we were pampered with free flow of champagne, wine, beer and Krish’s house cocktail.  However, the buffet line was pretty much empty till about 9.45pm… which got many of us quite upset as we were famished by then. Other than this minor hiccup… the food was actually qui

Doing nothing...

Got up bright and early this morning... Hopped over the causeway (well I guess more accurately...rode in a car rather than hop)... And this is where I am sitting... Reading and enjoying my much needed coffee while waiting for hubz to be done with his team-building arrangements at Mercure Johor. If only we can do this more often... Great time to clear the mind. Anyway... Realised I have been tardy with my updates here... And have so much to catch-up...oh well... Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld