Places I have been


From January 2007 to May 2008 we lived in outer London. There were a few highlights, the centre of London and the museums, the close proximity to Europe and the snow. Growing up in Perth we didn’t get snow, though I did experience a white Christmas when we went back to England in 1976. My darling grew up in Brunei and had never experienced snow, so the times it did snow was a special treat for her. Here are some of those pictures, still portrays the magic for us.

Snow in the back garden at Sudbury Hill

Snow in the back garden at Sudbury Hill

Our back garden full of snow

Our back garden full of snow

Catching up on missed childhood fun

Catching up on missed childhood fun

Ice skating in Hyde Park

Ice skating in Hyde Park

Having lived in a number of different places this challenge is a good one for me. Though Brunei doesn’t really have any seasons being only 6 degrees North of the equator. So I will be posting two entries to the challenge. This is the first, Australia. Here in Perth, Christmas day is typically around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). So having a white Christmas is out of the question, and even in winter it is not cold enough to enjoy snow, though I know if it is too much snow it isn’t enjoyable. The life in Australia typically revolves around the ocean as most of the population lives close to the coast. Here are some photo’s from different times of the year.

West Coast Eagles at Subiaco oval - Winter

West Coast Eagles at Subiaco oval – Winter

A summer picnic at Kings Park overlooking the city

A summer picnic at Kings Park overlooking the city

A winter's trip down south.

A winter’s trip down south.

Spring flowers

Spring flowers in the hills of Perth

Summer at Rottnest

Swimming at the basin, Rottnest Island Perth