Perth Girl About Town

05 January 2011

Surf Cats - Catamaran Hire South Perth

Although it is raining here in Perth today the weather over the weekend was boiling hot! Something M and I had been talking about doing was heading down to the South Perth foreshore and hire catamarans, on Monday we got our chance! 

The catamarans are located on the South Perth foreshore, right near the Boatshed Restaurant. The prices vary depending on how long you want, we hired it for an hour and it was $35 but two hours is $60. 

The boat holds 3 and they have life jackets there if you think you'll require one.
We went out there at about 2pm and the seabreeze had started to kick in. M did most of the steering and keeping hold of the sail but the waves made us get wet pretty quickly. Especially when it came to turn around, as the sail moved position I layed down and got completely soaked. Luckily when M mentioned taking towels with us I payed attention! I definitely want to do this again.

If you want more information their website is

04 January 2011

New Year, New Challenges and Wedding Planning Ahoy!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a magical Christmas/ New year! My Christmas was lovely and spent with those I care muchly for and New Years was good. M and I spent it with his friends this year at Rubix in the city. They had $10 cocktails but I really enjoyed the $20 jugs of Pimms! They also handed 99 red balloons around just before midnight. These balloons held numbers so when popped, we could win a prize. We walked away with 3 bottles of wine so we didn't do too badly.

I have been MIA from the blog lately and to be honest, I have loved the time off from everything! When I first got engaged I was determined not to let my wedding take over my life but now when it is 4.5 months away I have to kick my butt into action! Reading wedding magazines and websites is almost depressing, apparently at this stage I should have booked a florist 8 months ago (not done), should have ordered my invites 5 months ago (really? 5 months ago!) and completed my gift registry!
Over the break, apart from enjoying my new hammock and  nespresso coffee machine, M and I organised quite a few wedding items including the wedding rings, stationery, honeymoon and have 60% settled on a band. 
We also went out to Rosehill to have another look around and try to visualise how things will look on the day. 

We have also decided that for our honeymoon we will be doing the following;

Perth → Cairns - Spend 4/5 days going to the Daintree Rainforest, The Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and surrounds
Cairns → Hamilton Island (Whitsundays) - We are looking at trips to Daydream Island but we pretty much want this to be relaxation time
Hamilton Island → Brisbane - Spend a day or so in Brisbane, maybe 2 days and go to a theme park on the Gold Coast.
Brisbane → Perth - We are going to be flying home Business class on my frequent flyer points. 

I am definitely starting to get excited!