Thursday, November 10, 2011

a visit to wa.

Late Thursday night Max and I arrived in Perth, WA to a warm welcome from his childhood friend Warren and his oldest son Samuel. Max and Warren (or Wazza as Max sometimes says) have known each other for… well… I am not exactly sure how long, but let’s just say it is a very long time! They went to primary school together and lived in the same area of Perth until Max left for the Army at 15.


Isn’t it amazing how after so many years and moves and children and marriages and jobs people can still remain friends. Makes my heart smile :)

Anyway, Warren and his beautiful wife, Monica, were kind enough to let us stay with them on Thursday night when we arrived. We were having such a good time chatting and catching up that night that I didn’t end up getting any pictures! But I can tell you that they have to be two of the nicest people I have ever met! It is too bad they live on the other side of the country because I could really see myself over at their house every weekend, curled up on their couch with a cup of tea (or glass of wine) talking about life. I am really looking forward to visiting them again.


Friday morning Max, Warren and I headed to Cottesloe to meet up with Max’s brother Scott and his partner Andrew. They live in Sydney and we hadn’t seen them since our wedding so I was really excited to catch up with them.  



Cottesloe is about 15 minutes west of Perth and is famous for its superb beach and terraced lawns overlooking the Indian Ocean. A few weeks ago a man went missing while swimming at Cottesloe Beach.  The only thing they were able to find were his shark attacked shorts… yikes!

[Max and his brother, Scott]

[Warren, Max, Scott and Andrew]


Afterwards we headed down the coast to Fremantle. 


Fremantle is about 20 minutes south of Perth, located on the mouth of the Swan River.


I loved it there!


The whole area is full of old heritage buildings, trendy, but cool apartments, cafes and shopping. They also have a street market with lots of art, jewellery, food, etc. And we all know how much I love a good market...




Since we were on a mission to get to Max’s mum’s house that afternoon, we didn’t spend too much time there. I think it is safe to say what I did see of Fremantle I loved!


Next stop- BUNBURY to see the birthday girl!

A special thank you to Warren, Monica, Samuel and Matthew for letting us stay at your house.  It was so great to finally meet you in person!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the kind words Michelle. It was great to meet you and finally catchup with Nige again. You are welcome anytime you want, the wine is in the fridge. Love the photos and the blog.
    Warren and Monica and boys


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