Published: Friday, 30 March 2012 11:06
Written by Becky Jean
In a world where the iPhone has taken up residency in the hands of many, sometimes it's nice to just do things 'old school'.
Things in my world have really changed and progressed in the last ten to fifteen years. I feel like it was only yesterday that I was riding my bike around after school, and getting my fingers caught in the VCR. It also wasn't too long ago that I was bursting with excitement after purchasing three cassette tapes for ten dollars from the King Kong Clearance store. Out of interest, those tapes were 'Vengaboys', 'Craig David' and 'Robbie Williams Goes Swing'.
Things really can change dramatically in the time it takes to cook a pop tart, which is why it is nice to experience life like we used to.
Like for instance, the Drive-In Theatre. They used to be all the rage. You know, like the one Sandy and Danny went to in 'Grease'.
So it makes me happy to tell you that there is still one of these in existence in Perth. In fact, the only one.
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Published: Friday, 16 March 2012 11:11
Written by Amy
Four kids in Perth for a day? What should we see? I wasn't quite sure. Since 2009, we've been travelling around Australia in a caravan with our four kids, ten-year old Peter, nine-year old Susan, six-year old Lucy and three-year-old Edmund. Having only recently made it to Western Australia, this was to be our first time in the state's capital, and we weren't entirely sure what to see first.
We put it to our blog readers about what we should see, considering that we'll probably go back to Perth, but this time we only have a day. The answers came in thick and fast. Kings Park, Cottesloe Beach, Maritime Museum, Fremantle gaol, round prison, Fremantle markets, science museum, mint, zoo, ferry from Fremantle to the city, bell tower in the city, London arcade, fish and chips at Fremantle and the CAT busses were all nominated.
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