Weekend Bliss!

Happy Marvellous Monday!

It has been a busy weekend full to activities and delights. Yes slept  in late, read books on my Kindle in bed, found a delightful place for lunch, visited a local art exhibition, and caught up with family.

The view looking up the hill of the winery.

The view looking up the hill of the winery.

On Saturday we went for  an adventure to Red Hill North to a place called Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove for the Olive Festival.
On our way down the sky turned dark, and it began the rain began to fall. Cold and wet did not seem to mater. This beautiful scenic place caught my attention.
Enjoying the day in my lovely thick red coat.

Enjoying the day in my lovely thick red coat.

The pizza and wine caught my husband’s attention. We enjoyed sitting outside under the umbrella with the rain falling around us, enjoying pizza, wine and an awesome view. It was relaxing and allowed for some enjoyable conversation, especially with my son about his organic cola
Enjoying wine and pizza

Enjoying wine and pizza

After lunch we hit the tent, filled with music, and bursting with people, we delighted our taste buds in tastings of olive oils and cheeses.

So cute!

So cute!

We then hit the took the opportunity to stroll along the wet lands walk, where we enjoy views of the vineyard and olive groves, covering the rolling hills. We enjoyed the wet lands and the artistic sculptures that we saw throughout our walk.
How much fun would this have been to create?

How much fun would this have been to create?

It made me wonder what other amazing places don’t I know about. It was a truly lovely day and a splendid place to have lunch.
The wet lands.

The wet lands.

We finished the day off by going to Arthur’s Seat for afternoon coffee and hot chocolate. 
Arthur's Seat, this place has such an amazing scenic view.

Arthur’s Seat, this place has such an amazing scenic view.

     

 
Sunday was a visit to the local art show, followed by a family get together to celebrate my brother’s birthday. It was an amazingly full and exciting weekend.
 What exciting things did you get up to on the weekend?
Wishing you all a wonderful  Monday!
 
 
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Beautiful,Peaceful Alfred Nicholas Gardens

ImageThis weekend on a beautiful Autumn day we visited the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens in Sherbrooke in the Dandenong Ranges. Picnic areas, open grass areas, and lovely walking tracks. Entry was free. Autumn leaves vibrant in colours made the gardens totally picturesque. The day was a little cool and we needed to rug up, however the walk was quiet steep at times, so we soon warmed up. The best was down the bottom of the gardens.It was a lovely ornamental lake, with gorgeous bridges to walk over. On the day the lake was covered in autumn leaves and just looked magical. There was also a little boathouse. Mighty Mouse knocked on the door however no one was home. It had lots of beautiful areas to check out, I totally recommend going in Autumn because it was a spectacular sight with the colourful Autumn leaves. Although I think it would be a gorgeous place to visit in spring and summer to have a family picnic.

I can not believe I never knew about these gardens before, all these years I been visiting the area and going for walks, and never knew about this treasure. Since starting this blog, I have made an effort to search for and research about interesting places to visit near to where I live. I have found so many treasures, and it has made life so much more colourful and exciting.

Finally today I visited the local library to listen to live music being performed. It was on the classical and folk music style. However it was totally delightful to watch them perform with their instruments and listen to their music.

A totally delightful weekend!

What delightful events or places did you experience this weekend?

Wishing you a delightful week ahead, may it be full of happy surprises

 

Link: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/alfred-nicholas-memorial-gardens-gardens-of-the-dandenongs

 

 

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