Long weekends come thick and fast in Victoria at the start of the year and a few weeks ago we had not three but four days off over Easter.
The Sparky and I left our decision to go away a bit too late, particularly given that we needed to find somewhere that would allow the dogs. A nice, quiet time at home though was in the end just what was needed.
As I sat on my laptop on Friday catching up on bloggy stuff and drafting a few new posts I came across this fabulous post over at Not Quite Nigella about a nice sounding place just around the corner.
Easter, chocolate ... seemed like pretty good timing to me.
So Saturday I packed The Sparky into the car and off we went for a drive to Yarra Glen.
The view when we got there was pretty good too.
The menu was almost overwhelming but we ended up deciding to share a pumpkin pizza and a ... lemon meringue tart ... phew, I almost forgot what we'd had! It was all delicious though and we cleared both plates quickly. I could have gone for another coffee but the place was pumping ... Easter Saturday, chocolate, free Easter egg hunt? Yeah, timing was great ... so I decided not to join the crowd again.
It was a lot of fun and we will definitely be back, just maybe on a quieter day!
Oh, and just in case you were thinking that we walked away empty handed ...
A selection of thank you gifts ...
... and an indulgent treat for me.
Thank you Lorraine, we had a wonderful day out and will definitely be back again!