Asked mom if she wanted a banquet for her 80th birthday or a family holiday, without any hesitation she chose the latter.
Off we went in Aug (her birthday month). Niece could not join as it was still school term.
We had a free upgrade to a bigger car without us asking for it. So blessed! Good thing it was a bigger car as we had some problems stuffing all baggages in even with a larger boot size.
For the both of us, we prefer to take red eye flights as we would have a full day upon arrival. But with an 80 year-old, we chose a morning flight and reached Perth at about 1pm.
We did not do much during the 5D4N. Just walking around a bit, visited some cafés and a bit shopping… mainly some elderly-friendly activities.
Our home for the next 5 days
It was past 2pm by the time we collected our car, so went for late lunch first before checking in.
After settling in at the house, we made a trip to the nearby supermarket to get our next 5 days’ supplies.
Had dinner at one of our favourite restaurants (because of its beers), Little Creatures Brewing and ended the night earlier.
Had a minor accident that night when Sis was boiling drinking water for all of us. She scalded her foot when pouring the boiling water as the kettle was not closed properly.
For those few moments, we wished we did not stay in a big house as we had to run up and down to get first aids items (initially we did not know her scalds were quite serious).
3 day old wound 😨 The other 2 were smaller ones
Had breakfast at a café and thereafter a stroll in Kings Park.
We made a doctor appointment for Sis to treat her wounds after breakfast. I found a clinic that was near the next destination. I wanted to visit a curated grocer.
Sis was tough, she walked as normal for the next 5 days. Glad that our activities were very lax, suited the senior citizen and the injured lady well.
Arrived at the restaurant for lunch Walked around before lunch. Nice view of Swanbourne beach Walked around before lunch Mom was excited over the wild rosemary along the way
A pre-lunch bubbly
We were not hungry so ordered small dishes and sides to share instead.
Duck fat potatoes, fried garlic, rosemary Wagyu beef bresaola, cauliflower & cucumber piccalilli Wood roasted brussel sprouts, tahini yoghurt, bacon, chestnut Fried cauliflower, spiced pumpkin, toasted seeds, nori & almond dukkah
Had afternoon coffee after Lake Monger and paid a short visit to Sis’ friends & family who migrated to Perth more than 10 years ago.
Late dinner after visiting friends