On the 9th it was my 2 year anniversary with Dean.
That stamp is so perfect in depicting the moment we became an official couple, the log and everything!
It's been a peaceful and comfortable two years... I think those two adjectives sum up our relationship pretty well.
Our anniversary landed on a weekday so we could only go out for dinner after we both finished work. (lol we look so small in this photo). I let Dean choose the restaurant and we ended up dining at Ezard on Flinders Lane, somewhere I've passed 3435453 times but had never noticed.
It's probably the fanciest place we've ever been together but it wasn't too fancy to the point of tiny tiny portions of dots and froth on a plate. The entrees only look small because we got them to half them so we could have a plate each of two entrees. I enjoyed everything except for my main snapper which could've done with a bit more flavour (I resisted asking for salt because I thought they might get offended...) It was a nice gesture of them to write, "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert platter plate when Dean had only briefly mentioned it on the phone.
During my lunch break the following day I walked past the Corner Hotel and saw a poster up for the long awaited W.A.S. show that I bought tickets to over 6 months ago (!!!)... It was initially scheduled for January but it got heavily postponed to May. I remember fantasizing about getting a job at Mecca by the time of the show and walking to the venue (just down the road) after work, now it'll be a reality! Maybe I'll even bump into Keith Murray during my lunch break, or overhear their soundcheck... heh.
Had SpudBar for lunch, it was so filling but I managed to finish it (just).
Oh boy, I went LINE crazy with my phone and downloaded these adorable wallpapers!
Dean planned a weekend getaway to Daylesford/Hepburn for our anniversary. Our first stop was the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa.
Super nice facilities but we agreed that it was way overpriced at $90 each for entry into all the spas and scones. I think I would have significantly enjoyed myself more if the water wasn't so lukewarm, I like my baths at at LEAST 40 degrees. We had a great relaxing time there but it isn't somewhere you'd go again... I much prefer and recommend the Peninsula Hot Springs.
The scones were really good but I got stung by a wasp on my leg (weird 'cos I wasn't even provoking it)... I've only gotten stung once before when I was a kid and it's funny how tolerance to pain changes when you age, it didn't hurt that much this time 'round.
Deanus booked us a stunning Villa (Hepburn and Hepburn) as a surprise!
Tucked away in a secluded area just opposite the hotsprings.
It was so nice! There's a curtain that goes around the glass bathroom by the way.
One of my favourite features was the fireplace.
And the balcony which was bliss after a hot bath. Apparently wild kangaroos and echidnas come out to play sometimes.
We went to the local pub (Farmer's Arms?) for dinner. It was buzzing and we had to wait for a table but the food was worth it. I had the lamb shanks. This is the kind of food you want to enjoy when in a rural town.
The nice guy at the Villa allowed us to check in later at 1PM which allowed us to sleep in, apparently Dean had a dream that I dumped him though... Ha. My front teeth fell out again in my dream, it's probably my most frequent dream/nightmare. Anyway, we had lunch at a cute little place called Beer and Breakfast. I liked my corn fritters (a lot) but Dean was underwhelmed with his hashbrowns.
After having a walk around town (which didn't take long at all) we headed to Lavandula, a Swiss Italian Farm best known for their lavender fields. Since it's now Autumn, the lavenders weren't too spectacular but the farm had a nice country atmosphere.
Even though we had just eaten, we shared a platter of goodies and had cake (not in that order, ha). I was so happy with my apple cake and my lavender lemonade. I also had a pot of lavender tea which was quite nice too.
We really seemed to be attracting the wasps of Daylesford... This is Dean freaking out and looking like a wizard casting spells (or simply a madman).
I fell asleep during the drive back home to Melbourne but woke up for ice cream from Ben and Jerry's... I deeply regretted getting two scoops in a special cone, it was too much... The "couch potato" flavour was good, it had chocolate covered potato chip clusters in it, best combination.
I should sleep now! Bye!