Perth Trip Day 6 @ Pickering & Swan Valley

Finally, we are at our Day 6! And honestly speaking, I have no intention of going back home. It’s been so nice holidaying in Perth!

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Attractions – The Fruit Corner

Day 6. We had big plans and so we left early in the morning. Where to? Pickering Brook. I had no idea why are the aunties so interested in picking fruits but since they requested for it, they got it!

I would say that we were quite lucky though. For it was almost the end of the season and it wasn’t really that easy to find one (any kind of fruits) that is in the area that we are. But somehow with some luck, I managed to find this place – The Fruit Corner.

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We were definitely at the outskirts. Driving in the cold and the temperature just seems to get lower and lower as we drove into the woods.

We even slowed the car down at certain point when we saw that the road in front was foggy (afraid that it was the trees burning). Luckily it really was just the fog! Of course, it was 7°C! Little milo had to even use my scarf because it was so cold and he was trembling. We definitely weren’t expecting such low temperature!

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We arrived at the fruit corner after a 45 minutes drive from near the city. It was a really simple place with very friendly bosses!

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They kindly gave each of us an apple to try. Oh gosh. I am seriously telling you that I had never tasted such fresh, juicy and SWEET green apple!

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I guess the happiest one was little milo for he was chewing on it for the longest time. And will scream at anyone who attempted to take it away or adjust for him.

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And then we proceeded to pick the fruits. As I’ve mentioned, it was almost the end of the season so the trees weren’t full of apples. Nonetheless the sight was still beautiful! And the fruits are still as fresh!

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Little milkie and milo sure had fun picking the apples! But a word of caution. Daddies and mommies, remember not to wear anything white. Do not be too ambitious and let the kids pick the fruits at the top. The dad ended up with a dirty white jacket when little milkie tried to pick the apple at the top and kicked her dad.

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So after picking and picking, we got a whole lot in a pail, and so did our little milo!

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The best thing of all, it wasn’t costly at all for such delicious apples. The aunties were of course really happy. It’s a nice place and must place to go if you want to try!

Restaurant – Red Rooster

With that, we proceeded for our next destination – Food. By then, the sun had already came up and it was getting rather hot.

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We decided to go for the Red Rooster which happened to be on the way.

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How was the food? Not too bad!

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Except that I wasn’t a fan of green peas but otherwise, it was nice!

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There’s quite a lot of branches so I think it would be quite easy to try it out if you want.

Attractions – Caversham Wildlife Park

We quickly drove and came to the Caversham Wildlife Park. The park where everyone says – You just need to go for this. If you need some information, you can look it up at their website.

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Despite its winter, today, it’s a little hot in the afternoon.

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We didn’t spend a lot of time on other animals for the main thing we came here for were the kangaroos and koala bears. And so we wasted no time on that!

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It was an open area with kangaroos hopping around. I was glad that both of them weren’t scare and love to feed them. But at the same time, I was so afraid that they will accidentally fell or step on one of them!

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There’s even a point where little milo was only inches from stepping onto its tail!

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Overall, they had fun here and were so reluctant to go out. It’s a little smelly though. Otherwise you could spend a long time feeding the kangaroos with the food provided.

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And then we also went to the section where they showcase some of their animals such as the wombat etc.

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Do take note of the timing if you decided to visit this section. You can take photos with the wombat as well as the snake. Little milo seems more interested in the lady then the snake though. *LOL*

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The koala bears were situated in another section of the park. There’s also a timing for photography section.

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And after seeing all the animals, it’s time for a snack! Feeding time!

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Shopping – The House of Honey

By the time we left the park, it was almost 4pm and so we hurried to the House of Honey at Swan Valley. There’s actually quite a number of shops in Swan Valley but as we were running out of time, we decided to only go for the honey which we didn’t get to go at Margaret River.

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A small place with a nice resting area.

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We managed to but quite a bit of items from there, from honey to sweets, to umbrella, and lastly, an ice cream with honey.

Happiest person? Little milkie.

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Shopping – Watertown

This was our last stop for today and we didn’t have a lot of time left since most of the shops closed rather early. Here we are, at Watertown with all the outlets.

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We had a quick dinner at Chinese Canton @ Watertown, and to my amazement, it actually tasted quite nice! I do wonder though, if its due to my hunger, or that I haven’t been eating normal chinese food, or that the food really tasted good.

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Whatever the case, we had fun shopping till our legs break. And that marks the end of our Day 6 in Perth…

Perth Trip Day 5 @ Busselton

Okay, I might be taking a tad too long to update but there simply are TOO many photos, and it really took a while to sort it out!

So let’s pick up from where we left off and we are now at Day 5! The day we leave Margaret River for Perth City while enjoying quite a bit at Busselton…

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It was a bright and sunny morning, unlike day 4 where it rained almost for the whole day.

Accommodation – Acacia Chalets (cont’d)

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I sneaked out from the house leaving some of the things unpacked and quickly took some photos before we leave this place. Honestly, I haven’t really taken a good look since our arrival because it was either dark or we were rushing out!

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And guess what, just beside the house, there actually is a shed where they chops and cuts the logs!

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This is the entrance to the chalets where it was split. Chalet 1 and 2 are smaller. Chalet 3 has one more bedroom. And chalet 4 is the biggest of all!

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Can you see those vapours or mist coming out from the bushes? And we were all breathing ‘smoke’ out! You can imagine how amaze those kids are!

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Here’s our one and only family photo in Perth. And see those new jackets that little milkie and milo were wearing? We bought it at Target @ Margaret River, at a very good price! And thats the hats that I bought from Daiso with added pom pom balls to make it cuter.

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And here’s a shot of Chalet 4, where the garage cannot be opened. So the car is to be parked outside. The only downside to that only happens when it rains and there’s no shelter.

Lastly, if I haven’t mentioned in my previous blog, bring a torch. Otherwise it is a really nice place to stay!

Attractions – Busselton Jetty

Wow! That was little milkie’s first reaction when she saw the big playground.

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And she immediately went to sit on her favourite – the swing.

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And not only do they have that, they have the one where a group of children can sit on it! Just one look at them and you’ll know how much they are enjoying themselves! Especially little milo who hardly sit on swings. Little milkie did mention that she don’t see a lot of swings back at home. I agreed too and I wondered why…

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It took a while before we finally convinced the kids to leave the playground.

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And what awaits us was the really blue skies and the really blue sea!

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There’s also the extremely bright sun so remember to wear your sunglasses!

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We then proceeded to walk to the Busselton Jetty where we realised that we actually had to take a train out. And the whole to-and-fro journey will take about 45 minutes!

It’s too bad that we just missed the train and will have to wait quite a while. But time doesn’t allow us since we will be travelling up north today and wouldn’t want to reach that place after dark.

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And so we took a few nice photos…

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From this angle…

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Before we went for our early lunch…

Restaurant – The Goose

We did our homework and lots of people gave a very good comment for this. And since we’ve travelled that far, of course we are going to try it!

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The interior was nice and simple and the staffs were really friendly. It seriously wasn’t that easy to accommodate 22 of us but so far throughout our holiday, all those restaurants that we went, left a rather good impression (for me at least).

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Here’s little milkie and milo, while waiting for their food. I guess for a holiday as such, the children would probably be more cranky. That is definitely true for little milo, who didn’t get enough sleep at times.

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Anyway, presenting the dishes!

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Delicious salmon and beautiful cake(s) which I can’t resist.

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Little milkie had fun cutting her pizza too!

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And that was the amount of food that we ordered, with the portion so big, the fish so fresh, and I missed the food there!

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THUMBS UP! But oh yes, just FYI too, the price is slightly, just slightly more pricey than the norms. For that quality, I think it’s perfectly alright.

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And then after a nice meal, we took a walk down at the beach.

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It was noon by then and the sun was quite scorching. Would be good to wear shades and cap so that you can see the beautiful sea instead of trying hard to keep your eyes open! Well, naughty little milo simply refused to wear his…

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It definitely was nice to walk on this beach, with the sand so fine and filled with seashells! I remember only seeing it when I was a child. Nowadays if I go to East Coast Park, sadly, I can hardly find much.

Shopping – Kmart Eaton Fair

This was a last minute stopover as we decided to go for a shorter drive for now to change to the 2nd driver. It’s really tiring, I guess, for that few drivers so it’s really kudos to them!

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This place wasn’t that far from Busselton. Just a small little shopping area but their Kmart was still huge.

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We even had to lengthen our stay because we couldn’t finished buying the things we want!

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By the time we left, it was only an hour plus before the sun started to set.

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Well, we managed to reach our destination after dark. Though there was a hiccup where one car went missing, all was fine eventually! *Phew*

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And I simply couldn’t help but mention the yummy kfc that we had for dinner! I wonder if you realised it, but the sauce for the whip potato doesn’t taste like those found 20 years ago. Today, I found it here, in Perth. *Happy*

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We stayed in an Airbnb for the next 2 days. All of us in one place. A bit squeezy but definitely fun and an experience for the kids.

And just before they slept, they had a round of story- cum role-playing on my newly bought storybook (Snow White) that cost $4 only at Kmart.

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Make a guess. Who is the poisonous apple?

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Little milo!

Milkie’s Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Her long awaited 5th birthday is finally here as we had our small celebration last weekend! It wasn’t a well prepared one and her mommy did all these at the last minute. Nonetheless, we all enjoyed ourselves!

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This year she requested for a Pokemon theme instead of the Care Bear theme, which the mom likes, but she had rejected twice already. (Looks like Care Bears are out for her.)

I got a bunch of balloons for her, just to be fair since I got one bunch for little milo too.

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And then I prepared a little game for ALL… using ping pong balls which I drew into pokeballs using permanent markers!

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Then using a big piece of canvas, I cut 4 different sizes of circles on it. The rules are simple.

  • There will be 3 teams – red, blue and yellow. This will be randomly chosen.
  • Each person will be given 3 chances to throw the ball.
  • The team with the highest points will win.
  • Each circle has a different point. 4 sizes, with the biggest only 1 point and the smallest at 4 points.
  • There is a line marked on the floor (different markings for adults and children). Players are required to stand behind

And so our game began! With tons of confusions, and laughter.

In the end, the yellow team won! It’s a tad sad that little milo wasn’t feeling well and thus never participated in the game.

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We had our ice cream cake from Udders after that. It’s the shape of a pokeball. Other than the fact that we took a long while to finally manage to cut it, it’s a nice cake! (Though the aunties still prefer the real cake)

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Lastly, and her favourite moment of all – opening of presents! Yup, she LOVES all of them and couldn’t wait to play with the toys!

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And here’s a big THANK YOU for all the presents and the ang baos! So here’s a short clip of our small (and messy) celebrations: