Sarah Takes WA: Day 6 and 7

So, this last post is a bit late but I’ve been busy trying to unpack things and all of that nonsense. But I’m here now to post about my last days of adventuring in Western Australia.

The first thing that we did was see Into the Woods, at the earliest time available, as to have the whole day to see anything we might have missed in Fremantle.

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I loved the movie, I thought it was a fantastic adaption of the musical. It brought me back to the time when I’d watched it for Drama class.

After the movie, we had lunch at Bread in Common.

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My lunch was honey yogurt, granola, blood orange and other things that I’d forgotten soon after reading the menu.

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It was a bit of an overkill of sweet but it was still really nice and I think that it’d be a really nice breakfast!

After that we visited the Round House and the look out onto the beach. It was a perfect day for it.

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After the Round House, we went to the Fremantle Prison. I think that this was probably the thing that we were most excited to visit.

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A lot of the prison was made out of parts of ships and the interior of the prison does look very ship like. It is a very beautiful building, despite what it was used for.

Here is the canteen menu, if you click on the picture, you can see the menu better but it is still very hard to read haha.

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In this section, part of the ceiling was replaced and you can see what was replaced by looking at the colour of the wood!

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There was a lot of art around the prison. Prisoners had to buy the paint with the money that they earned working. It was really beautiful walking around and seeing the creations on the wall.

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After the prison, we bought groceries for our last dinner in Western Australia.

We decided to make hotdogs! They were inspired by a tv show that featured special hotdogs. We made Mac n Cheese, Chilli, and Peach Salsa!

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On the last day we spent the day cleaning up and making sure that we were all packed and ready to head back home. We had a lot of trouble at the airport, we were shuffled about and trampled on by crazy people who were on our flight but we are safe and sound back home. I’m happy to be back and I’ll get back to my regular posts now. I’ve got lots to write about and I can’t wait to share it with you. I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing what I’ve been up to this last week!

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Sarah Takes WA: Day 5

Today, Frankie’s cousin, Anita took us around to lots of different places that are harder to travel to via public transport. We basically planned on seeing anything that we missed going to while we went into the city of Perth.

I didn’t take a photo of my outfit today because I just wore my lemon playsuit from Cotton On and its not all that exciting.

Our first stop was the AQWA, we don’t have any aquariums – to my knowledge – in Adelaide, so this was pretty exciting.

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My favourite animal there was the stringray! He was so funny and he kept following us around.

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And there was also this cool turtle.

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And a shark

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And this pretty fish

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They also had lots of jellyfish, these jellyfish are Moon Jellyfish and Spotted Jellyfish

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Here are some other sea creatures

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There was a touch pool where you could pick up starfish or pat fish. There were little sharks in there, which is what is shown in this photo and they were all bunched up on one side. I wasn’t game enough to touch them but everyone said it felt like a shaved head haha. So gross.

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And then we went to the coral reef where you can pay some money to swim with the fish.

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After the aquarium, we had lunch at Mad Mex and had a little look at the shops close by.

Then we went to Leederville and checked out the shops there. They had a shop that sold some cool clothes with Garfield, Disney and other cartoons on them.

Then we went to Kings Park.

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You can see everything from here. Anita said that it looks really cool at night because all the buildings are lit up.

Then for dinner we went to Little Creatures. I had the Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Lemon Thyme pizza and it tasted awesome. I’d highly recommend going here and getting a pizza, if you’re in Fremantle!

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Sarah Takes WA: Day 4 – Wedding!

So, today is the reason that we even travelled to Perth! I was really excited for the day and I couldn’t wait for the reception!

Here is what I looked like for the wedding:

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Classy bathroom shots~

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This is what the reception room and tables looked like:

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The Maid of Honour and the Best Man:

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The Bride and Groom:

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And the Main and Dessert! (I forgot to take a photo of the Entree, I was so hungry and I wasn’t thinking!):

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The day was really fun but it was also super tiring! I’m so glad that we came over to WA for such a special occasion.

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Sarah Takes WA: Day 3

This morning we woke up a bit late, considering the things that we wanted to see today. Due to yesterday’s sun burn, I opted to wear a cardigan over my dress because I didn’t want to burn further.

Here is what I wore:

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We caught the bus toΒ the Esplanade and walked to the Perth Museum. The walk wasn’t very long but the sun was making my burn feel worse so I just wanted to get inside, away from the hot sun. Along the way we saw some strange sculpture near the train station. I guess I can’t really talk though, Adelaide has two giant, silver balls in the middle of our main shopping strip.

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And this is what the train station looks like from the top of the bridge. I like this better than what we have in Adelaide.

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The Museum looked a lot bigger than it was, but that might be because in a few places, they had big open spaces with pretty much nothing in them.

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The first section on the right was the sea creature section, they had some cute crabs and things around. This one was particularly cool. I, regrettably, made a ‘shut your pie hole’ joke.

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The animal section was quite small but they had some cool animals. I heard one guy say, ‘You know, the bison is the only untamed bovine’. Okay buddy.

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The butterfly corridor was beautiful. So many shining butterflies, its too bad that my phone couldn’t show all of the colours on each butterfly.

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This section was filled with birds, I particularly liked the ‘chouette’ and the little penguin.

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This was one of my favourite parts because it reminds me of Beauty and the Beast. I took a little video of the top part while we were up there but this is a photo from the ground.

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They even had live animals in the museum! These were in the discovery room.

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Outside of the museum, there was this activity area, next to the arts building. It was so cool. I wish there was something like this in Adelaide!

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Then we went to go have lunch, we went to Flipside, a burger restaurant.

I had the Pear and Parmesan.

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After we had lunch, we struck a lot of bad luck. Because we were pressed for time to fit everything in, we had to try to get to places quickly. We saw that near the museum, there was the Perth Gaol. But when we actually went out to look for it, we couldn’t find it so we just walked on to our next destination, which was really far away. By car, there’d have been no issue, but we were walking and the sun was right above us and my back ached from the burns. After walking for almost half an hour, we got to the SciTech, to find out that it was pretty much directed at kids so we didn’t bother. I need to sit down a lot because I wear flats that are pretty much socks, so my feet get sore quicker. Luckily, we got on the free bus to get back to the city.

That was another thing that kind of went wrong. Because I’d gotten burnt, I didn’t want to wear the original dress that I’d brought with me, to the wedding. So, I’d needed to do some pretty important shopping since we had arrived in WA and I was upset that we had wasted time walking to places that we ended up not going to and wasting more time in the sun were I was burning more, despite wearing something to cover the burn. I kept getting more and more agitated by everything that was happening around me. Once we had started shopping, I just bought a skirt that I thought I could easily find a top for, but I was so wrong haha. Either they didn’t have shirts in my size or they were covered in other people’s makeup, THANKS LADIES. And then I looked in Forever New and found a dress I would have loved to wear but I didn’t want to return the skirt after only half an hour of owning it because I couldn’t face the sales assistant again. I just felt so bad. We looked everywhere. Our feet ached and I kept saying that I just wanted to go home but Frankie kept pushing me to keep looking for something,

While on our crazy shopping adventure, we found this street that looked very British. It looked so cool.

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After, we went grocery shopping and got our dinner and I calmed down a lot but I still just wanted to go home and give up. Before going home, Frankie saw something that I’d been really wanting for a long time and bought it for me and I felt so awful for being a pain in the ass all day. I might do a swatch post about this palette because its my dream palette and I’m just thrilled to have it.

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I did end up finding a shirt for the skirt. I’m not overly happy with the outfit but it’ll do.

When we got home, we ate dinner and I pretty much fell asleep immediately because I was just so drained from everything that had happened. Tomorrow is the wedding, the reason we even came to WA! I am very excited πŸ™‚

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Sarah Takes WA: Day 1 & 2

* WARNING: PICTURE HEAVY POST*

As some of you might know, on Wednesday, I travelled to WA with two of my friends. Because we are staying for a week and we are trying to fit a lot of things into our days, I thought that it might be fun to document them on my blog πŸ™‚

On the first day, we got confused the Transperth bus system and ended up paying double to get to our accommodation. The place we are staying is nice and it is really close to Fremantle city. We just settled in on the first day but we did a lot of planning for the following day!

On the second day, we visited the Fremantle Maritime Museum and HMAS Ovens Submarine.

This was what I wore:

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We walked from our accommodation to the Maritime Museum, to save money and because we all need exercise but this proved to be part of our downfall as Patrick and I were getting sunburnt and we made an emergency stop to get sun block.

I wish I’d taken a picture of the outside of the Maritime Museum because it was huge! It makes the Adelaide Maritime Museum look like a small room compared to this.

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We found Bruce Jenner in this museum! ^

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Frankie was very disappointed when he saw one of the stickers on this car.

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And this shell carving was beautiful!

And on this trip, I am taking one of my Sylvanian Families toys with me.
This is her in front of the Megamouth Shark:

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and with Frankie:
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There was an exhibition on at the Maritime Museum called The Last Gentleman of War and it was about a battle between two submarines, one from Sydney and one from Germany.

These pictures are from the exhibit, The journal is in German so if anyone knows what it says, let me know!

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Next, we went on a tour of HMAS Ovens, a submarine that Frankie kept saying they named after the large amount of ovens on board but we soon found out it was named after a man, which was unsurprising.

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We entered the submarine via one of the hatches on the top, where torpedoes were sent down. we had to go down the ladder at the most uncomfortable angle and I’m sure that everyone saw up my dress. I was so embarrassed and I wish I’d worn shorts!

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Above you can see the torpedo hatches and the tour guide, John and my tour buddy – he had a vast knowledge of submarines prior to going on this tour! The tour was an hour long and it was very informative.

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I’d definitely recommend seeing this if you’re ever in Fremantle, but just remember to wear pants!

Next stop, The Raw Kitchen!

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This restaurant was in an out warehouse and it was so cool and everyone was nice. We went here because it said on Urban Spoon that it was $ – relatively cheap, -$20. But we soon found out it was a bit more expensive but the menu looked great so we ate here anyway!

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I’m not sure of the name of what I ordered, I originally ordered the Winter Warmer Pizza but they weren’t selling it anymore but they did have a new pizza so I got that instead! I was delicious and sooo filling! I also got one of their smoothies, I ordered the Blue Moon, which had blueberries, lavender and banana, among other things. The straws were metal and both Frankie and I hurt our teeth on it.

As you can see, I was pretty sunburnt at this point in the day. At this restaurant, they sold Bite Beauty and Hurraw! lip balms, I bought the Hyper Pigment Pencil in Bramble and the lip balm in Chai Spice.

Next stop was the Shipwreck Gallery, which featured mostly Dutch Shipwrecks and Dutch exploration of Australia. It was much smaller than the Maritime Museum but it was definitely cool, they had many beautiful model ships.

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Patrick and I bought sea related toys from the gift shop at the Maritime Museum and this was Patrick’s in the cannon.

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And this is a pretty hill just outside of the city!

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