Obviously, a trip to Perth is never complete without a trip to the weekend markets in Fremantle, or Freyo, as the locals call it.
|Boys in the rain-cover, cos the wind was seriously chilly!|
I was absolutely excited about our trip to Freyo on Sunday because Jess was going to spend the day with us. Jess- is a fellow Marymount-aineer. We met on my first day at Marymount Secondary School. She sat next to me and we hit it off at once.
Along with 2 others, we formed the US4 clique in school. Lol...we were seriously cool. I went to my very very first musical ever with Jess. It was to watch Cats at Kallang Theatre. We seriously went cuckoo over the musical, memorising songs, learning the dance steps, watching 'Cats' documentaries over and over again. We tried several stunts from the musical, to the extent that once, she broke her mom's glass wardrobe doors because she was trying to do a flip!
|Jess and I, celebrating 21 years of friendship over the best coffee I had during my entire stay in Perth!|
So, I was obviously excited to spend some time with her. Did I have foolish thoughts that we would break into a rendition of 'A heart full of love' from Les Mis? No. Sonia, may have entertained me. Jess, would have just rolled her eyes at me and laughed! She was much more mature that way!
What wasn't so exciting was the crying that was happening during our car rides. By that morning, on the way to Freyo, I had come to the conclusion that no matter what, there will always be one twin screaming and yelling his head off in the car. That morning, it was Irfan. He didn't want to follow us, preferring to stay at home to watch cartoons. So he cried all the way from Canningvale to Freyo. All 30 mins of the drive!
Luckily for us, the crying stopped when we arrived. And we got to enjoy our day in Freo, in the wonderful glorious Sun!
Stuff I adored about our day in Freo!
1. The Food!
|There were these tiny little cupcakes that the boys went nuts over. And they were just the perfect size for the boys too! Ihsan gave much grief to the cupcake lady, when he pointed to the cupcake he wanted from the display window, and insisted that he was given the one he was pointing at. She had to shuffle cupcakes away, just to get the one that he was pointing at, which obviously was the one right by the glass!|
|Thrilled with their cupcakes. Ihsan had picked a chocolate one with little colourful balls of sugar and Irfan chose a banana cupcake!Thrilled with their cupcakes. Ihsan had picked a chocolate one with little colourful balls of sugar and Irfan chose a banana cupcake!|
|These Gozlemes were really very very good!|
|Hubs thrilled about some Acai thing he got which was apparently super cheap compared to the stuff he gets at Evolve Gym here in SG.|
2. The Lawn
|The lawn, which is just outside the food part of the markets was an awesome little spot. We sat ourselves in the sun and enjoyed the snacks from the markets. It was great to just watch people stream in and out of the markets. It was a nice spot to relax AND also be part of the vibe!|
3. More chilling at the Park
|We caught up with the rest of the party and spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out at the Park. There was a huge playarea that kept the kids occupied, while I got major catch-up time with Jess and the uber cute little baby.|
The boys also got all excited when a balloon sculptor appeared. He sculpted animal balloons for the kids. Ihsan asked for a tiger. So that's his little orange tiger and it's tail. And Irfan asked for a pig.
Yes, a pig. Irfan had just started watching episodes of Peppa Pig on Australian TV and was just absolutely besotted with her. I, too, thinks that she is a most delightful little piglet. Such wonderful manners and most impeccable diction.
You know, Muslims and pigs? I didn't really mind. And my mom jokingly asked him,"Weren't there any other animals?" To which I responded, "Pigs are God's creation too."
And that's how Irfan found a little piglet to accompany him throughout the rest of our trip in Perth!
The trip would have been perfect, if not for Ihsan crying the whole way back from Freo to the house. But we were getting quite used to that already. =)