Monday, 30 December 2013

S.H.N.Y.D 20-14

Here we go again with our favourite day of the year.
This was 
and here was 

Looking forward to a new batch of fun.
Bring on 2014.


Catch-up in the country.

It was a post Christmas catch-up with the Drummond-Storm's and the new little man in their lives, that took us to the rustic, rolling Macedon Ranges countryside. Just on an hour northwest from Melbourne, we stayed in the township of Kyneton, one of Victoria's earliest prosperous inland settlements.  Many fine old buildings survive and if you like churches built from bluestone, this is the whistle stop for you.

 A short drive away is the queen of the spa scene, Daylesford.  A throughly charming hamlet with golden roots, like so many central Victorian towns, but with the bonus of many natural mineral springs which has seen it survive while neighbouring settlements faded away over the years.

Nic-naking nirvana.

Good Golly!

Under the trellis, out the back of Jimmy's Bar c/- Frangos & Frangos.

Oskar Drummond-Storm in the shiny red car.

A champion little spot.

Another fine proved ore. DDG&L

Brilliantly basic bacon & eggs @ St Bean

Beans of St Bean's.

The knitted Nativity.

Lunching @ The Royal George Hotel, always a sumptuous and satisfying affair.

Australian Arcadia.