Good Old Fashion Country Air...

I've just returned from a wonderfully relaxing long weekend in the Victorian countryside - Dunkeld. Located at the foot of the Grampians.

There is something that I absolutely love about leaving the hustle of the city behind as the large expanse of land starts to show itself. The beautiful green farms, the amazing yellow canola fields, and the sheep...and in particular the Spring lambs....hehehe

After enjoying some well deserved afternoon tea, I went for a walk around the back streets of the little town and ended up down near the Dunkeld Arboretum. It was filled to the brim which is fantastic - all this rain is actually going to where it needs to go.

The wildlife were happy about it too...can you see the little ducky in the distance....

This is me having a little rest.....it's been a tough day.

Of course, no trip to Dunkeld would be complete without having dinner at The Royal Mail....wooo hoooo...

I'd eaten here once before and had loved every mouthful, so I was super excited to be going back. Although I will admit that I was also a little scared in case I had placed the last experience on a pedestal....could it live up to the expectations I'd set....

...oh my.....yes sir!

In fact, I think this meal has to be my favourite meal of the year... Corned Wagyu Silverside with creamy mash and carrots.....superb!

The next day, we woke up to a beautiful Spring day...the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the cows were mooing...and I was ready for a big hearty bowl of veggie soup with a home-made herb scone which we ate at a cute little Tea House/Antique Store in Penshurst (about 25 minutes out of Dunkeld).

Back to reality, and I'm finding it very hard to get back into city life again!