Niece and nephew come to town

Last week Eilish (17) and Breandan (15) visited from Adelaide. This was their second visit to Perth and first since 2009.

Prior to coming, I asked them to each give me a list of 5 activities they would like to do. I’m happy to write that we did almost all of them.

I have rarely lived in the same place at the same time as Eilish and Breandan so it was a great pleasure to spend time with them. Following are photos from the wonderful week.


At Jump About Trampoline Park (note Breandan jumping off the pyramid trampoline)

Ellington Jazz Club

Ellington Jazz Club

Breandan bowling

Breandan achieved a personal best ten pin bowling score at Rosemount Bowl and won two of the three games. I won the first game with 160.

Eilish pizza

Eilish enjoying home-made pizza

Araluen Botanic Park

Araluen Botanic Park. At Araluen we saw a number of birds including blue wrens, red tailed black cockatoos and silver eyes.

Araluen Botanic Park

Another Araluen photo

Canning Dam Canning Dam. Currently we all stand at similar heights. Breandan is 2-3 shoe sizes larger than me so I don’t think we will be at similar heights for much longer.

At Bjoern and Ola's

Out the front of Bjoern and Ola’s place

Bjoern and Ola's At Bjoern and Ola’s

Towering Eilish

Eilish standing in front of the BHP tower, Perth CBD


In Fremantle’s old quarter. This photo was taken by Julie, an American naval architecture academic in town for a conference who joined us on the cruise to Fremantle.

Leaping from container to container

Breandan leaping from shipping container to shipping container, Fremantle

Eilish and Breandan At Coventry Village, Morley. The anime and gaming shops were the main time consumers here.

Supercar Breandan

Breandan in front of the SuperCars Perth Lamborghini he rode in around the RAC race track. No prizes for guessing his highlight of the trip.

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