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LET’S HAVE A FREO CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

 

I bumped into Ruth and Nigel Goodman of Bitches Brew framers, printers and artspace in High Street, and Ruth came up with this great idea to get activity going and bring shoppers back into Fremantle.

She suggested we should do a Christmas in July, with street stalls selling hot chocolate, mulled wine, window displays, Father Christmas, etc. and I believe that should be supported by the City of Fremantle and Chamber of Commerce, who could coordinate and promote the event, maybe on a weekend, starting Friday night?

Let’s get out there and support our local traders, now that we are getting a semblance of normality back!

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WHAT, NO COFFEE ON CHRISTMAS DAY!

Posted in cafe, christmas, city of fremantle, coffee, Uncategorized by freoview on December 25, 2019

 

Christmas Day is not a day for people like me, who are non-believers, because almost every cafe in Fremantle is closed and that is not fair, because a day without coffee is like a day without love. ; >(

Ali Baba cafe and the icecream shop in the Piazza were open, and I hear that the Port City Roasters in South Fremantle is also open, so no doubt they will do a roaring trade.

I bumped into Mark from the Record Finder shop in High Street, who was on his way with a pile of LPs in his arms, and he told me he has so much work to do that he will open his shop today, so if you are looking for a belated and different kind of Christmas present, go buy a golden oldie record.

Roel Loopers

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO MY FREO FAMILY!

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on December 24, 2019

 

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Wishing my Fremantle family-YOU!- a very relaxing and beautiful Christmas.

We live in a wonderful city with a wonderful community that has a very bright future.

Thank you all for your friendship and support.

The photo is of the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which I used to photograph every year for 13 years, when I worked for the newspapers there. A young woman from the community is chosen as the Christmas Child and there is an official opening of the very romantic market every year.

Yummy little Nuremberg Bratwurst and delicious mulled wine, but it’s bloody cold of course. ;>) It is well worth a visit!

Happy Christmas!

 

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE MARKETS OPEN!

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, food, fremantle markets, Uncategorized by freoview on December 23, 2019

 

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The FREMANTLE MARKETS is open this week today on Monday and even tomorrow Tuesday-Christmas Eve till 4pm, so get your fruit end vegies for Christmas dinner at one of Freo’s favourite locations.

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POPULAR FREE FREMANTLE PARKING

Posted in accidents, cars, christmas, city of fremantle, local government, parking, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on December 19, 2019

 

Fremantle’s free Christmas parking is proving to be very popular with a significant increase in parking on weekdays.

City of Fremantle Director of City Business Glen Dougall said that “Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a 21 per cent increase in the number of people using the PayStay app to park in City of Fremantle car parks between Monday and Thursday,” Mr Dougall said.

“That suggests that a lot of people have been coming to Fremantle, downloading the app and making the most of the two hours of free parking to do some Christmas shopping or enjoy a festive catch-up with friends.

The free parking offer extends right through until Boxing Day, so that’s a great reason for people to come down to Freo and grab themselves a bargain at the Boxing Day sales.

ROEL LOOPERS

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FREMANTLE SHOP WINDOWS

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, retail,, Uncategorized by freoview on December 16, 2019

 

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Two interesting Fremantle shop windows. The first one at the Compendium design-store in High Street, that has a Christmas present for those who already got everything- a Freo keyring!

The second one is at Studio One in Norfolk Street with a different kind of Christmas decoration.

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MOTHER AND CHILD SYMBOL OF CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Posted in children, christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 15, 2019

 

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I don’t know who the mother and baby are, but it is my favourite photo of the ones I took at the Carols by Candlelight in Fremantle this evening, and the pic looks even better in Black&White.

 

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QUICK PEEK AT FREO CAROLS PHOTOS

Posted in children, christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 15, 2019

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LOTS OF PHOTOS OF FREO’S CAROLS EVENT

 

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A lot of people turned up for the Fremantle Carols by Candlelight, and no doubt that was due to the Fremantle Doctor seabreeze arriving quite early and turning the very hot day into a very pleasant evening.

It is community events like this one that makes me go all warm and fuzzy about the city I live in. I just LOVE FREO!

I took a lot of photos, so please share the link on your social media, so people might see themselves in one or some of the shots.

 

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COME ON DOWN TO FREO’S COOL CAROLS!

Posted in children, christmas, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on December 15, 2019

 

The sea breeze has been cooling down the port city for over an hour, so the temperature is dropping steadily and it will be a nice balmy evening at Fremantle Oval for the Carols by Candelight, so COME ON DOWN!

Bring the kids, the grandparents, family, friends and neighbours and enjoy our Freo community. Out of towners very welcome, of course, so looking forward to seeing a lot of people from Cockburn, East Freo, Melville and beyond.

It is a FREE event and starts at 6.30 till 8pm. Gates open at 5. Bring a blanket to sit on the grass.

See you there and smile when you see this old shooter pointing the camera at you. ; >)

 

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