Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Weekend in Daylesford

Last week, my friend Sofie texted me to see if I wanted to go to Daylesford for the weekend.
me: What's Daylesford?
Sofie: It's known for spas and wineries
me: YES

and away we went. We started off the weekend with a trip to the spa for massages- unexpectedly, mine was given by a large Australian man with a ponytail who may have seen my buttcrack. After that, a trip to the wineries, where we sampled the goods and met a pair of dogs who lead a double life as cover models. Daylesford is one of those small country towns frequented by tourists from the city who use antiquing as a verb. These people love their doilies. I can no longer judge, as I fully admit to purchasing some decorative pillows and hanging out in our hotel's sitting room, oddly reminiscent of my grandmother's parlor. The rest of Saturday night consisted of a delicious dinner, an inadvertent trip to a lesbian bar, and ended with us getting shooed out of the bowls club at closing time.
On Sunday, we checked out more of the local sites, hiked to a disappointing lookout, and drove to a better lookout. We also met a baker who showed us her Boston Buns. All in all, it was a very relaxing weekend and a nice trip to an area of Victoria I hadn't seen before.


Andy said...

What did the Boston bun consist of? Because it looks like nothing I've ever seen before. Also I use antiquing as a verb so I know I would love Daylesford! And I miss your grandma's parlor. We had fun there! ;-)

Eri said...

I love the labs calendar, so cute! Did you happen to see the regular size Boston Bun? Does it need it's own wheelbarrow? Sounds like a fun weekend.

eileen said...

The Boston bun was some sort of raisin bread with icing on top...the one in the photo is the regular size, but they could only find the "mini" sign.

I didn't try it...maybe next time!

Brad @ My Daylesford Accommodation said...

Great to hear you two had a great time! I think I will have to go and get myself a Boston Bun, it has been a few weeks.

Hope you make your way back to Daylesford soon.