Saturday, September 09, 2006

Going to the country

We're leaving for the country this morning, so will be offline for a couple of days. We always time our drive to coincide with being in Malmsbury at lunchtime. In the cooler months they make the BEST steak and kidney pies. We usually eat at the nearby Malmsbury Botanical Gardens - so picturesque, and full of agro geese and ducks who want part of everyone's lunch! Sometimes when it's very chilly we sit in the car facing the gardens, a nice outlook, and even then the ducks and geese will come up to the car door, waiting for a handout.

I was going to post photos of my latest book creations, but Blogger isn't co-operating this morning. Will do that when we get back on Monday.

16 comments:

Sue said...

Have a lovely getaway...

Meow said...

Have a great weekend. Hope the weather is nice to you.
Take care, Meow

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Have a nice holiday and I'll see you when you get back.

Alice said...

I just hope you kept WARM!!!

Stuart said...

Have a great time Val. Those pies sound great BTW.

Annette said...

Enjoy!

Annette

Robert said...

I hope the trip gives you a rest from those bats! I had nightmares all night about bats.

DellaB said...

lunch sounds fantastic!

CARN the crows....
:-)
Della

Robert said...

Speaking of Steak & Kidney pies, my personal favorite brit delicacy is pork pie! I love all those meat & pie combos, but have never found a place in the U.S. that does them well.

Val, feed those ducks! They sound adorable!

Lindsay Lobe said...

Well Val your heading away for a stay just as nineteenth centuries Melbourne’s wealthiest residents used to do in escaping the summer heat, but perhaps you’re a tad early?

Thanks to Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller and others who provided many plants for your botanical gardens in Malmsbury, Kyneton and Daylesford’s Wombat Hill.
Have great time.
Best wishes

Tanya said...

Hope you had a fabulous time. Can't wait to see pictures.

Val said...

You'll be back, and I will be away. A European Millennium Conference (thats librarian's talk for those wondering!)

Jeanette said...

HI Val
Have a great time dont forget the camera

Wendy A said...

Steak and KIDNEY! yuck! That sounds horrid. Am I missing something. Have a good trip but Kidney???

Kerri said...

Yum, steak and kidney pie. Your Aussie meat pies just aren't found over here. At least I've never come across them.
Ah, for a good pie! Or sausage roll..now I'm hungry!
Hope you had fun!

Val said...

Yes, Wendy, steak and KIDNEY pies. Heaven!

I took some photos but am too lazy to post. One of these days...