There was only the 4 of us but not that easy to find a suitable place to stay.
– Sis does not want to share room with mom who snores. – I want a walk-in shower; I do not need a bathtub. It was due to a bad experience more than 15 years ago during one of my work trips in France, I slipped while trying to get out of the bathtub after a shower. I did save myself from falling by desperately grasping some poles/door frame to stabilize but in the process, sprained my back. So NO showers in bathtub for me. – Since I have had such bad experience before, I would want mom and sis to avoid such accidents too, especially for the 80-year old. Many 3 bedroom houses/apartments that I found came with only 1 to 1.5 bathroom or one of the bathrooms with shower in bathtub. To find one with 2 walk-in showers, well.. it was quite a challenge.
So with the above requirements (plus the other usual ones like parking in premise, etc), we finally chose this house which is too huge for the 4 of us 😅
There was also a laundry room, a big, clean garage (opposite of the one we had in Sydney) and the third toilet (without shower facility) on ground floor.
Till now this is still my favourite afternoon tea venue. Love the tranquility while enjoying those sweets, paired with the sparkling. This time round was much better than the last 2 visits as there were no crows trying to befriend us and no rain. It just felt so relaxed to be enjoying the Swan River view and basking in the late afternoon sun at about 10°C.
Our first stop upon arrival, a less than 10-minute walk from our hotel.
Come Buy Tea, Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store
Musikafee, Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store
Sugar Pea Café Serves wholesome meals
Very Good Café
Awake til sleep
Visited this interesting local café + bar on our last night which was 5 mins by foot from the hotel. Thought we would just grab a coffee before returning to hotel after a hotpot dinner & some window shopping. Did not expect ourselves to stay for a good 3 hours, each of us downed a liquer coffee, a latte (owner’s treat) & a cocktail, and only left after midnight.