Recently we hosted a couple of young travelers in our home for a labour exchange – have you heard of Helpx.net ? A great way to meet new people, learn about other cultures and get some jobs around the home done too. This time around we say thank you Jessie and Scotty (and Adele and Kendal who also stayed briefly with us).
We have Scotty and Jessie to thank for this wonderful drone image of our house and garden.
Scott’s amazing art and photography can be viewed here: http://scottdenholm.com/
To learn a little more about Jessie (and see more shots of our garden/home) and read about the helpx experience first hand- check out this blog post http://theycalleditparadise.com/blog/helpx-travel-affordable-experience-culture-meet-lovely-locals/ Thanks Jessie.
It was lovely to meet you both.
The past few weeks I have been very lucky to be able to participate in a couple of cooking classes – one provided by a local resident (who makes authentic Vietnamese cuisine) and one impromptu lesson by a visitor (Indian cuisine) and then I have been making preserves, jams and pickles. You know what they say, “make preserves whilst the garden provides.” And you have wondered why I haven’t posted any book reviews of late 🙂
Chicken and Mushroom (Vietnamese style)
Rice Noodle Stir Fry ( Vietnamese style)
Beef Salad Vietnamese Style
Sweet Chili Tomato Sauce
Tandoori Chicken (cooked on BBQ)
Some of you may have noticed I have been a little quiet of late – I have just had a brief stay in hospital – gall badder surgery. All going well but taking it easy for a little while.
A big storm has been predicated …waiting, waiting…
We love, love, love our grandson. Happy birthday darling boy – looking forward to seeing you soon.
“Whatever you fear, come close my dear
You’re tucked in safe for always here
And I will never not be near
Because of our love umbrella”
This book says it all so perfectly. Happy birthday beautiful boy.
Under the Love Umbrella
Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys
“From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring – wherever we roam in the big, wild world. ‘ Scribe Publications.
A bouquet of flowers for you all, have a great day, share the love. xxx
Things are heating up in Perth, and with the temperature rising there’s never been a better time to get out and explore some of the best events, places and food the city has on offer.
Source: 30 awesome things to do in Perth this summer