Finally I have my second blog up and running. I’ve been thinking about doing this for the past year but what with getting my small business off the ground, and doing heaps of reading and research for my work, it has been a low priority. But as I love to go out in Perth and eat and drink my way around different venues, I figured it was time to get things moving. If you’ve ever blogged yourself, you know that the hardest thing is actually starting. The first post. That’s the psychological hurdle. Once you’ve done one, it gets easier.
I lived in Bangkok for 4 years from 2009 to 2013, and was pretty consistent with my blog posts. I wasn’t working for all of 2009 so I had plenty of free time. Then when I got a long term job contract, my time and motivation slipped away. My job was intense and so was my social life. Anyhoo, you can read about my earlier Thai adventures in that blog if you’re interested.
Meanwhile, back in Perth, I’m putting pen to paper again and keeping a record of the places I wine and dine in. My love affair with food and wine is healthy and I have the kilos to show for it (OK, maybe that’s not so healthy). However at this ripe old age I figure time is a wasting, and I’d better get cracking. So many places to eat at, so many things to try, so many options in this city that I once called Retirementville. Yep, that’s pretty much what it felt like only a few years ago. Times have changed and Perth has upped the ante. Life here now is becoming a bit of an adventure and I’m happy to invest in that adventure. We have a fabulous climate and lifestyle and we really are lucky people.
I’m keen to discover places that welcome a more mature crowd….ahem…..because I am mature…..in age but not in mind. If my friends and I are given the death stare and made to feel like we should move our creaky hips rightouttathere, I will let you know about it. Fortunately there are a slew of wonderful bars, eateries and night spots where we baby boomers are not treated like lepers.
Brunch is a big fave of mine and I try to do this at least once a week. I just love catching up with friends and colleagues over coffee and an early light meal, and there are so many amazing places in Perth catering to this growing market. The only problem is getting to visit them all!
I am a registered migration agent with my own business, Paragon Migration, and this keeps me pretty busy. I love my work! I’ve met so many interesting people from all backgrounds and I’ve discovered that everyone has a story to tell. My work is often complex and difficult, but it’s an amazing feeling being able to help someone achieve their dream of living in Australia. I think those of us who have lived overseas realise just how lucky we are to live here, and I love to help others in their quest to do that too. What a wonderful multicultural society we live in 🙂
I’ve visited well over 100 food venues in the past year – pity those places have slipped through the net – but better to start late than not at all. As the saying goes: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today”. So here we go.