The Merrywell


The Merrywell at the Crown Casino is one of the better outlets at the complex – well set-up, plenty of space – including an al fresco area out front for warmer days than when we stopped by – and entry from the drop off area, or from the casino floor. ...

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The Perth Royal Show – 2016


Saturday 24th and the 2016 Show opened – despite the Weather Bureau’s forecast of rain it was pretty clear and sunny in Guildford so we set out on the train to Claremont to spend some time at the Showgrounds. And it turned out well – the sun shone, ...

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Great Southern Pinot Tasting at Petition Wine


Last night we were invited to a tasting of the best of Great Southern Pinot Noir in the extremely attractive and comfortable surrounds of the Petition Wine Store in the State Buildings – and what better place to sample wine than surrounded by racked ...

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Festival Italia 2016


On Saturday we went along to the Perth Town Hall as guests at the opening of Festival Italia 2016 – in the undercroft area stalls selling food and promoting things Italian had been set up, while up the elegant old stair case in the hall above were a ...

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Door 49


We were in town yesterday evening, meeting friends, but ahead of time – as usual. To while away 45 minutes or so we decided on a drink and walking up King Street noticed a sign indicating Door 49, an upstairs bar, (above strangely enough 49 King ...

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Broads at Upper Reach


On a pleasant Spring day, last Monday, the Lady FWO and I drove out to the Swan Valley to visit Upper Reach winery and since we were there decided to have lunch at Broads. Annalis and Anthony Broad, who once operated Whiteman’s Abroad in a lovely old ...

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