today

Jay & I are down in the lovely state of Victoria in the official ‘spa country’ for a four day sojourn in relaxation…

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Jay & Melly

Yesterday we had lunch at a little micro-brewery called Holgate in the town of Woodend.

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Holgate Brewery

We then checked into our amazing hotel at Hepburn by 8 Hotels before soaking for two hours in the mineral springs of Hepburn Bathhouse. The spa couches are seriously life changing.

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Our amazing room; Hepburn by 8 Hotels
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Hepburn by 8 Hotels
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Hepburn Bathhouse
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Hepburn Bathhouse

Today we slept in (thanks to the full blackout blinds!) and then went for an epic bush walk.

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Hepburn Springs Reserve (see the wallaby!)
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Top of the peak

Then we went for brunch and drank Daylesford’s best coffee at Bocconcini Cafe & Providore

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Bocconcini Cafe

We spent the afternoon exploring the countryside;

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Passing Clouds winery & Nillo the dog
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Redbeard Sourdough Bakery
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My kind of family!
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The Chocolate Mill

And then we retired back to our stylish temporary abode to eat (non-paleo) treats in the spa with the fanciest of champagne…

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Bit of Bolli...don't mind if I do!

I’m feeling very relaxed & spoilt!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week but before I sign off a special shout out to my friend Neen who had a birthday today!

Mwah ♥

wednesday words | the smile

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I shot a smile into the air
It fell to earth I know not where
Perhaps on someone else’s face
In some forgotten, quiet place.

Perhaps somewhere a sleeping child
Has had a happy dream and smiled
Or some old soul about to die
Has smiled and made a little sigh.

Has sighed a simple final prayer
That lifts up gently in the air
And flows into the world so wild,
Perhaps to wake the sleeping child.

~Michael Leunig~