Hulbert Street in Federal Parliament

By Shani | November 17, 2010 |

OK so it is highly unlikely that anyone was listening but this is what Melissa Parke said about us on October 21st in Federal Parliament! Melissa is our local Federal Labor Member of Parliament. During the Fiesta she pledged to turn off all her power points when not in use and to promote National Vegetarianism…

The “Official” Post Fiesta Report

By Shani | November 15, 2010 |

The goals of the Hulbert Street Sustainability Fiesta are to : 1) Celebrate Sustainable Living in Hulbert Street and to 2) Inspire others to take on sustainable actions  So How did we go?From Colin Ashton Graham (our official evaluator!) The Fiesta was a success on a number of levels: About 5,500 people attended and over…

Hulbert Street Sustainability Fiesta 2010

By Shani | November 8, 2010 |

By Tim Darby How do you feel about sequels?  As an avid reader, when I find that a book I’ve enjoyed has a second book to follow, I get really excited. I start day dreaming about long winter evenings reading, wrapped in a cocoon of warm fluffy doonas and steamy hot chocolate being transported to…

Hammer and Nails by Tim Darby

By Shani | August 29, 2010 |

I generally admire people who manage to be punctual but when I got the call telling me that the sales rep would be late it didn’t actually bother me at all, in fact it actually put a smile on my dial. You see I didn’t want to see a sales rep at all. I don’t…

What did you expect?

By Shani | August 29, 2010 |

What did you expect?  or Despair , Transformation and Creativity in an Age of Environmental Collapse By Tim Darby  OK. I admit it. For most of the last month I’ve been feeling really miserable. What do you expect? I’m working on a community based program (Living Smart) getting  people to think about the environmental impact…

Economic Development and Your Speedos

By Shani | July 11, 2010 |

Flicking through a local paper a while ago I came across an ad calling for five community representatives to be involved in an economic development working group to “deliver an economic development strategy … to grow Fremantle’s economy with a focus on increasing employment … and the number of businesses in Fremantle.” After due consideration I don’t think I…

Finding the right holiday accommodation for you

By Shani | July 11, 2010 |

Finding the Right Holiday Accommodation for You ( Or Always Brush Your Teeth After Eating Wasabi)  So let me ask you a personal question.  Do you like wasabi?  No, seriously, tell me the truth – I can take it.  I won’t judge you as a wasabi wuss if you don’t.  Personally, I can’t stand it. …

The Painted Fish A Guest Review – A Delight for all the senses!

By Shani | March 10, 2010 |

(We got this email from a guest who has come to stay with us a few times. I thought I would share it) My husband and I have stayed at the Painted Fish many times before, in all of the accommodation options: the Carriage, the Cottage and the Studio.  I can’t decide which one I…

Living Smarties Sustainable Clothing Session

By Shani | March 10, 2010 |

Join us in a mass pledge to recycle refashion and upcycle your clothes! Twenty plus Living Smarties had a hoot Wednesday night at the Sustainable Clothing session presented by Lesley Thomas and Kerri Barrie. There was a lively trade in clothes and fabrics to swap and lots of discussion about what we could do to take…

A Painted Fish Wedding

By Shani | February 18, 2010 |

Date:                     A Sunday afternoon in May 2009 Place:                    A couch in a house in the Kimberley Desert She said:              Will you marry me? He said:                Yes. She said:              Where? He said:                The Painted Fish? She said:              Yeah! Six months later, after a move to East Timor and some long-distance planning with Tim & Shani…  Date:                     28…