Because this month is all about Australia as a theme I asked a couple of lovely bloggers to share 5 things they love about their city, and today Amanda Kendle from Not a Ballerina is sharing 5 things she loves about Perth (plus a peek of her favourite spot in her home)! Please make her feel welcome. x
1. The beaches
I travel a lot, but I am a complete beach snob and rarely find a beach that competes with my favourite Perth beaches. I spend a lot of time at our local beaches in winter, going for long walks or digging in the sand with my son – less time in summer because it’s simply too hot. But they are beautiful all year round.
2. The green spaces
Perth is a really green city – Kings Park in the centre of the city is even bigger than New York’s Central Park! It’s so easy to find parks and bush areas wherever you are.
3. Perth Zoo
Our zoo is a beautiful shady spot near the centre of the city and we’ve spent lots of time there in the last few years – it’s such a relaxing and happy place full of really passionate staff and volunteers (and animals!).
4. Caversham Wildlife Park
This is a very touristy pick, I know, but when I was teaching English as a Second Language we took groups of students here all the time and I have so many happy memories of these trips. It’s a great spot where you can get properly up-close to Aussie fauna but in a respectful way. I take all foreign visitors here!
5. Rottnest Island
Not strictly Perth in a sense, but “Rotto” is less than an hour’s ferry ride from me and it’s an amazing place for a day trip or a short holiday. No cars are allowed there and most of the accommodation is super-casual, and it’s such a relaxed place.
Because this blog is all about happy homes, I also asked Amanda to share a photo of her favourite spot in her home for us to take a peek at! Yay!
My favourite spot in my happy home…
There are lots of wonderful spots in my happy home, because a hilarious four-year-old tends to create lots of happiness. But this is my favourite spot as it has a bit of all of us: a picture my husband painted back in his painting days; our cat-scratched sofa where I escape with a book or magazine from time to time, with my favourite cushions, a gift from my mother-in-law; and the usual signs that my son has been around. It’s next to a huge window and has lots of lovely light flowing in.
Thanks so much for sharing Amanda! x
Amanda Kendle is a travel addict, blogger, social media consultant and parent to one travel-loving four-year-old son. She has blogged about the benefits of travel at NotABallerina.com for almost a decade and has recently taken her interest in reverse culture shock a step further by starting the site FixReverseCultureShock.com to help people fit back into their home countries after spending time abroad.