First weekend of the hols we had a fantastic weekend away at Daylesford with some wonderful friends for our annual July "family weeekend". 5 adults and 6 kids, we went to the farmers' market (wow, the size and colour of the veges for sale!), then onto the craft market, back for lunch and then a walk around the lake, and of course a visit to the amazing Book Barn 2nd hand book shop.
Sunday the weather turned, so with another family to come and join us for the day, we packed up and headed to Castlemaine to catch the steam train to Maldon for the Food and wine festival. AMAZING dumplings and dim sims for lunch (although of the fantastic variety, there was only one without mushrooms (yuk!), but the one I did eat was so good, I went back for 2 more!
Back on the train - a much faster althoug slightly smellier diesel one this time, then we bib farewell to out fellow travellers and headed up to Bendigo to visit my family.