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.
Frankly, it was kind of below our expectation. I say kind of because generally it was decent, well equipped and considerably centrally located. But the apartment was not very well maintained (some broken cabinet doors, a bit dusty in some areas, peeling outdoor countertop…).
The garage was too small for our car!
The steep path we needed to climb from car park to the lift.
It was especially a challenge when we had to squeeze through the narrow gap next to the barricade while lugging our 3 pieces of luggage.
This was only half of the journey up.
The second part of the climbing before taking a suspended walkway, where the common laundry room and power room were, in order to get to the lift.