Hot...getting Hotter...

Trip Start Oct 07, 2011
Trip End Apr 07, 2012

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Where I stayed
At home, in my comfy bed
What I did
The Daylesford shops

Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Friday, December 30, 2011

After a restless night alternatively torturing one hip, then the other, I got up to the smell of fresh coffee, leaving my drunken brother slumbering in the tent. Kids were already running around wet from dipping in the river, and sure enough it was shaping up to be a hot day, around 28c I think.

Despite the coaxing to stay I got a lift back into Daylesford to wait for mum, as arranged. She wasn't due until midday, so I washed a little of the campfire off at Andy's and went across the road to the Mill Markets to check out the stalls and grab a bite. The Mill is a giant wharehouse full of antiques, retro, classic and just plain old collectables of all genres, shapes and sizes.

Until they get the kitchen together, do not eat there. The coffee was passable.

Back at Andy's I filled my water bottle with secret springwater and decided to wait for mum out the front - inside was too hot. So, I spread my sleeping bag out in the shade, laid down and went to sleep. Mum woke me asking where Andy's car was - she was disappointed to miss him.

On the way out of town we stopped at Interior Motives, a shop that had been recommended by a couple of women at camp, to buy a new years eve dress. I've decided I'm going to frock up.

The first dress I looked at was the one I ended up buying - there was a raw silk that was devine but way past my budget. And, earrings as well - gorgeous! Along the Dayleford - Ballan Rd we stopped to takea photo of Saults Farm, a lavender farm that recently gained a chef's hat for their restaurant. It's gorgeous. There are many, many places to stay and eat around this region and it's worth the short trip from the city to stay a weekend and explore.

Heading back to the city we stopped at a roadhouse to get coffee - I wanted iced - and I was astounded to pay $5 each for two cartons of iced coffee. The rest of the trip into Melbourne was uneventful, and I arrived home tired and smelling of campfire around four in the afternoon.

My daughter-in-law and two grandbabies came for dinner and after they left I fell into bed with my book.
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