Tag Archives: Perth

Bleed for your ‘burb: the flat-footed adventurer and street hockey

It’s a Thursday night, and I’m playing hockey on the roof of a multi-story car park. To understand how I got here, you have to know that I declared 2013 “the Year of the Dragon.” You see, that was an … Continue reading

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Taking the plunge in Perth

While I wait and plan for new adventures, I have decided to take the plunge, and go abseiling 220 metres from Perth’ tallest tower next month. This one-off mini-adventure is called the Central Park Plunge, and it is to raise … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: One year on in Perth

I’ve been living in this great Southern land for more than a year now, and the tipping point for what feels like a dream has been reached. With any big change the new ‘reality’ feels completely unreal — this is … Continue reading

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe beach (2015)

Read all about the 2015 Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe here

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: It’s the Little Differences

In the classic Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction, the characters played by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson discuss what Europe is like compared to the USA. Travolta’s character Vincent Vega puts it best when he says “You know what the … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: Beach life

I wrote a few weeks ago about swimming outdoors at Serpentine Falls, and how it was the only time I’ve been wild swimming other than at Highgate Ponds in London. Swimming is something I enjoy a lot. I like the … Continue reading

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Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe beach

This weekend the Amazing Aussie Adventure continued as I got the opportunity to check out the opening of Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe beach. Cottesloe is a tremendously popular beach in Perth, but I’d never visited it properly before — then … Continue reading

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The first days in Australia: Perth zoo

As a belated birthday outing, we went to Perth zoo on the Friday after I arrived. Despite sleeping very little on the flight from London to Singapore earlier in the week, I’d been fortunate that I hadn’t too much difficulty … Continue reading

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Amazing Aussie Adventure: the facts

Those of you joining this program already in progress may have questions about this Amazing Aussie Adventure I am on. Questions like why is a 30-something marketing exec and copywriter from London in Western Australia? What is he doing? What … Continue reading

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The first days in Australia: Serpentine Falls

To begin with, it felt like a dream. My first days in Australia were spent in a suburb in Perth’s hills, a place called Karragullen. The area is almost completely unnoticed and quiet, with a large oval just a few steps … Continue reading

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