For Kran’s birthday last year we celebrated by heading out to the relaxing little town of Daylesford, also known as the spa capital of Victoria, just an hour and a half’s drive from Melbourne. It had been a few hectic weeks leading up to his birthday with the usual end of year stuff on top of some other things, so it was really nice to just jump in the car and escape it all for a few days. We stayed in a little cottage called Summer Haven near the Lake that was so peaceful and quiet, with birds singing and kookaburras and cockatoos coming out to greet us on the back porch. It was so quiet and relaxing that we fell straight asleep on the couches as soon as we got there.
^^^ Fireplace filled with candles.
We woke up to head to the main strip for some lunch at Larder then headed back home to jump in the spa and do more relaxing for a couple more hours before dinner at The Lakehouse (another post).
The next day involved more relaxing. We had breakfast on the back porch, lazed about before heading into town to pick up some cheese. We discovered our favourite blue – St Agneau blue which is a double cream cheese laced with blue. It was insanely good and paired well with a Tasmanian pyrenees cheddar. Some Scrabble was played amidst kookaburra watching and cheese eating. When it started to rain we headed indoors to watch episodes of the hilarious show Curb Your Enthusiasm.
^^^ Cheese time please.
^^^ Plums from The Lakehouse
^^^ Bit of board game fun.
We had lunch at Wombat Hill which is the sister café to The Lakehouse. It was cute but by the time we got there they had run out of all the good looking food. Oh well. At least you know the food is made daily.
It was sad to leave the next day but we managed to squeeze in a few more things like coffee and lunch at The Convent. We’re already planning our next trip to Daylesford. What a perfect place to get away and relax.