Places to visit

Going for a drive, Product reviews

Indulging in Australian Dairy Cheeses at Maroondah Reservoir Park

Hubby and I headed out to the Maroondah Reservoir Park near Healesville a couple of weeks ago with our Australian Dairy Cheeses hamper. We decided to drive out there, have a picnic together and indulge in this delicious assortment of goodies which was kindly given to us by Dairy Australia. It included some Australian Dairy Cheeses, Australian wine and some extra delectable condiments.Read more

In The Garden

In The Garden… Plenty River Trail

plentyriver2Plenty Riverplentyriverplentyriver3Maroondah Aqueduct Pipe Bridge (opened in 1891)
plentyriver1 A piece of the water pipe that was used on the bridgeplentyriver4Batman Apple Tree (planted in 1841)

A few weeks ago, hubby and I went for a walk along Plenty River Trail on the search for the Batman Apple Tree. We found the beautiful apple tree and also on our travels, we saw the Maroondah Aqueduct Pipe Bridge.

Here are some links about these historical sites:

Batman Apple Tree: 

Museum Victoria

Greensborough Historical Society

Maroondah Aqueduct Pipe Bridge:

Greensborough Historical Society

Maroondah Aqueduct System

Have you been to a park or a botanical garden this week? What has been happening in your garden?

Don’t forget you can join in with In The Garden and share your garden or someone else’s. It could be the garden down the road or the park that you have in your town. You don’t have to have a veggie garden. It could be plants that are flowering or trees that are growing. It could be planted in the ground, containers or bins.

I would love to see what you have in any garden. All you need to do to join, is add your link at the end of this post and we can pop on over and have a look. 

Happy gardening and enjoy your weekend.


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Going for a drive

What we did on Mothers Day

kangarooground8kangarooground3 kangarooground2 kangarooground4kangarooground7 kangarooground6 kangaroogound1Now I know Mothers Day was over a week ago for us in Australia but I wanted to share with you these lovely photos of what we did on Mothers Day. It was such a beautiful day weather wise so we headed out for a little drive and ended up at the Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park and Tower of Remembrace. It was such a lovely place for taking photos especially up in the tower. There were such amazing views all the way around.

I thoroughly enjoyed my Mothers Day afternoon!


In The Garden….. Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens

wombathill2 wombathill wombathill1Last weekend hubby and I headed up to Daylesford for a relaxing little getaway for my birthday present! The kids had Nanny and Poppy looking after them, which they thought was pretty good.

While staying in Daylesford we visited the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens. Some of the trees there were huge, dating back over 100 years. We read the information board which said that the gardens were established in 1863. It was a beautiful place to visit and we had a lovely walk around the path that the horses and cart would have travelled on so long ago.

If you are looking for a place to visit, go and have a look at Daylesford. It’s a lovely day out and a nice drive too.

Don’t forget to head on over to dusty country road and see what has been happening in Jacqui’s garden for this week. She has had her little boy helping out in the garden. Also this will be Jacqui’s last post for In the Garden on a Friday. I enjoyed joining in with Jacqui every Friday and seeing what has been happening in everyone’s garden. I was thinking of keeping it going. Would anyone be interested if I do? Please leave me a comment as I would love to know.

Happy Easter everyone, enjoy your weekend x