Disclaimer: there’s quite a lot of delicious food in this blog, so if you’re hungry, take a second and go make yourself a snack first – you deserve it!
I love rain – I love the sound of it, and the smell of it, and even the storms it sometimes brings. However, my favourite part about the rain is when you’re able to spend the whole time indoors, nice and warm while it pours outside… which is exactly what John and I did last Friday.
It’s taken me a while to get around to writing this post, so I’ll forgive you if you’ve forgotten (this time) but we spent the last weekend in Daylesford for my birthday. I swear, I’ve written that so many times I feel like I’ll start saying it in my sleep. Daylesford, Daylesford, Daylesford. I just really adored our time spent there, don’t judge me! Anywaaay.
We arrived on the Thursday and had a blast – you can see our cute little seafood date here, and our house tour here. We had planned on spending Friday in town exploring… But upon waking up, the pouring rain outside and the warm fireplace inside made us change our minds. Instead we spent the day curled up on the couch watching competitive cooking shows with blankets, hot chocolate with Baileys – and later on, fried chicken and chips for dinner (so, sooo good.)
However, while it was still cold and grey outside on Saturday, the rain had stopped – or at least paused temporarily – so we decided to get out of the house and explore Daylesford a little.
We left just a little bit after lunchtime, and walked up and down the streets looking for a place to eat. There were a couple of cute cafes we wanted to try – we even sat down inside one at a table, but they informed us there would be a long wait for food… Normally I wouldn’t mind waiting, but it was one of those cafes where the tables were so close to other people it felt intrusive, and awkward, so we decided to find somewhere else instead.
Where did we end up, you may ask? (You also may have not asked that, but too bad, I’m telling you.) We decided to get fish and chips – you basically can’t go wrong with that.
Now, I’m not saying that John and I are geniuses – however, when you’re intuitive enough to leave room for dessert you didn’t even know you wanted… Well, I think that speaks for itself.
We continued on our walk after eating, and saw this adorable little shop with ice cream cone shaped furniture out the front. Such adorable furnishings meant the ice cream itself had to be good, right? Well, not really. But luckily for us, the ice cream was amazing. John chose bubblegum, and I chose cherry ripe. There definitely weren’t as many flavour options to choose from as I thought there would be, but the ones we did choose were great enough to make up for it.
With our ice creams in hand, we decided to check out a couple of stores on the main street. We didn’t end up buying anything, but it was a lot of fun to look through everything. John saw a sign for ‘cards’ at a bookstore and immediately went in, thinking they meant Pokemon cards or something similar… turned out they were talking about birthday/event cards, which was highly disappointing.
These candles smelt absolutely amazing, and are downright adorable… However, they were kind of pricey for the size, and if you’ve seen my candle haul you know I definitely don’t need any more candles, so I couldn’t justify buying any. I kind of regret it now… but it gives me an excuse to go back!
Finally, once we were done window shopping, we decided to check out one of the local bakeries and get a few things to take home. We went a little overboard, but hey. Can you blame us? Look at these things!
See why I put the disclaimer at the start?
I hope you guys enjoyed this blog, and liked spending the day with us!
Let me know if you want to see more of these kind of posts, I love putting them together!