A few weeks ago Ben headed down to Donnybrook with a friend to pick fallen apples - they were free and destined to be crushed into cider. It just meant building a cider press - an adventure in which I spent more time at Bunnings on a friday night than anyone should. It was eventually made (without any help from me) and last weekend we finally got to see it in action...
150kg of apples is a lot.
The cricket bat came in handy - so professional.
That apple juice was SO good. I'll get back to you on the cider...
Apart from all of the cider making I went to William Topp the other day (For the sake of my bank account I can't go very often, even though it is only around the corner) and found some lovely things to be sent over to Canada (finally!) and also couldn't help but get something for myself...
The two wrapped with ribbon are from William Topp and the one in the box is from the lovely Nuio
(more on that after this has reached it's destination!)
The other day I went to a public forum in Target Lane, Perth. It was about the new public art work 'I Must Stay on Task' by David Turley that has just been completed.
The artist spoke and there was a bit of discussion about the work and the commissioning process for the City of Perth.
Here are some blurry photographs taken with my phone - it's really interesting to be living a city where this kind of stuff is just starting to gain momentum. I like the idea of being constantly surprised by new and interesting pieces in the city laneways. I think I notice it even more so than I did when I lived in Sydney because Perth is just so damn small!
If you live in Perth check it out and if you're elsewhere check out your own laneways - you may be pleasantly surprised.