Hi everyone! If you follow me on twitter, you’ll probably know that John and I headed up to Daylesford on Thursday for the weekend to celebrate my birthday (which was actually on Friday! Happy birthday to meee!) We had the best time, and I wanted to share some pictures with you. I did try and upload this blog on the day, but the internet there was so terrible I could barely do anything – it’s now Sunday and we’re home sadly!
On the way to Daylesford, we stopped at Queen Victoria Market which is in the city of Melbourne, a little bit less than an hour from my house. Though I’ve been to the market many times, I hadn’t actually been through the produce part of it before. I’ll be honest – it smells terrible, it’s loud, and there’s so many people. However, it was a necessity for our dinner plans, so it had to be done – and it definitely turned out to be worth it.
By the way, do you guys like mussels? John bought some canned mussels from the supermarket last week and I tried one… I had never regretted anything more in my life. So gross. They weren’t even like the huge ones in the picture, they were tiny baby ones… I can’t imagine how foul the massive ones are.
Okay, that’s enough ranting about mussels *shudders*. It’s time for a much more pleasant topic – flowers! Right by where we parked was this sweet little flower stall ran by two lovely girls. I decided I wanted to get some for the place we’re staying at – but it was so hard to choose! I ended up picking a bunch of pink carnations, and John suggested some tulips since they’re my favourite flower, so we picked some lovely yellow ones. John insisted on paying, and very sneakily also bought a beautiful red rose to give to me (big ol’ romantic).
There was also a sweet little indoor store connected to the flower stall, which sold pretty vases and terrariums. We picked a lovely vase to put the flowers in, and one of the girls working there arranged them nicely for us.
After the market, it was time to head to Daylesford! An hour and a half later, we were there. Daylesford is such a quirky and quiet little town, and I loved it the second we arrived. We picked up our keys, and headed down the road towards our house for the next few days. We managed to take a wrong road and get a little lost, but hey, it just added to the adventure.
I took some photos of the place, but I’m going to put them in a seperate post. I also tried my first attempt at vlogging where I showed quite a bit, which will be up soon – I’m ridiculously camera shy and awkward, so I hope it was okay!
Once we had rested a little and recovered from the drive, we headed to the grocery store to pick up some ingredients for the dinner we were going to prepare – lobster and garlic prawns. I had never tried lobster before, and had always wanted to, especially because John said it was delicious. So we ended up buying two fresh lobster tails and some prawns from the market we went to earlier, and cooked a lovely, romantic seafood dinner.
As you can (hopefully) see, our attempts at cooking lobster and garlic prawns for the first time turned out amazing, and I’m going to post the recipes on here for you soon. Check out the flowers – they were the ones from the market, and they’re sooo pretty.
I hope you enjoyed this blog – I had a lot of fun writing it and uploading the pictures, and I can’t wait for you to see the next one which will be the photos of the place we stayed at!