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My sister-in-law does a Perth Daily Photo (Travel) blog and has just posted a wonderful series of photos and a link to a video showcasing our Australia Day Celebrations on the Swan River.



#AustraliaDay2015  #PerthDailyPhoto


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There’s something about Perth people.  Although our beautiful sprawling city feels like a small town, our people think internationally.

So I wasn’t at all surprised to see my sister-in-law had unearthed another ‘treasure’  here in Perth – one I was familiar with through the romcom (one of my all-time favourites)  “Notting Hill” and that garden scene.

Like my sister-in-law, I am also intrigued to find out who ‘Rodd and Nicole 2002′  are or were.   So, I let my imagination fill in words:

Bench space…

Rodney. What makes you think I’d want a rotten wooden bench with tombstone writing on it?  Ewwww.  A scabby reminder of old people who sat together in some cold and miserable place in England, years ago?  And it must have cost thousands to get over here…. why didn’t you just go to Tiffany’s in King St?  You know I like new stuff… not crappy used things that no-one else wants anymore.  Really Rodney – get a life!

Where’s the romance in that, Nicole?

Who wants romance – bling’s the thing Rod.  I love it when you introduce me to your friends, like at ‘Muse’ the other night.  Everyone loved my outfit – I’m a Perry girl through and through!

I thought we had a ‘life’, together or were at least were building one.  You’re not just – and why were you smoking again?  Who was that bloke outside?  You could be pregnant…

Roddy, Roddy, Roddy, chill already.   Speaking of Alex – do you want to come watch me try on my Perth Cup outfit?  I have to order early… he’s making it in blue, to match my eyes.  Perhaps we could visit Tiffany’s again, something Sapphire-ish?

Nicole, we don’t seem to be on the same page – if we ever were.  Did I tell you, I bumped into an old friend?  Her name is Alex too…

About the preggers thing, Roddy… I got the injection when I went to the doc about a boob job.

You don’t need one!

It’s my body! Just increase my card limit and I’ll surprise you one day, hey?

Yes, about the card.  I’ve cancelled it.

What?  Did you get me another one?  American Express is better, I’ve heard.

Alex is a lawyer.  We met at UWA.  Did I tell you…

My bum’s numb from this friggin’ bench.  Can we go back to the hotel now? 

I wanted you to see what I’d done with it – wanted to let other people enjoy it, feel the romance, like I did.

Great idea, Roddy.  Can we go now?

Go where, Nicole?  You won’t even give me bench space…

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2014 

#FrancesMForde  #PerthDailyPhoto  #ShortStory

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Newness of things:

the greenness – the blueness – the

colours of Spring.

Hyde Park is showing it’s best leafy coat thanks to our recent rains.  My sister in law Grace, took some inspiring photos for her blog (above) on Saturday in one of two beautiful parks found within our city environs.

Thanks to Perth planners all those years ago, we can wander down paths next to bubbling water aerated by fountains, reminding me of wandering next to the Lough in Cork City.

Although we have mainly Black Swans here, I enjoyed seeing many white swans and other water birds, there.




Like ballerinas,

swans float above their

watery stage.

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2014


#FrancesMacaulayForde  #Swans  #CorkLough  #HydePark  #PerthDailyPhoto



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