Well usually this blog is about jetsetting and exotic destinations and all of that. But right now here in the Crikey bunker we are heating up with election fever, which means any grand holidays are a while away (apart from production manager Leigh Josey, who has managed to score himself three weeks in Thailand, but we’re ignoring him out of jealously).
Instead, I’m off for a three day weekend in Daylesford.
Renting a cottage with the boyfriend, taking a stack of books and hiding away with a fireplace burning for a while. But as avid food junkies — who, unfortunately don’t have the budget for the famed Lake House — we’re looking for the best food, wine and tourist suggestions.
We headed down for a day last Saturday for a reconnaissance mission, if you will. Checked out the farmers’ market. Bought an onion jam called Bazza’s Bum Hummer from the man himself. Poked our head in the window of Breakfast and Beer, a recommendation from Crikey ed Sophie Black. And we’ve got a tour of Istra smallgoods arranged for Friday. Yes, I’m also not sure exactly why I would want to tour a smallgoods place on my mini-holiday, but it’ll be interesting and I’m sure we’ll walk away with some quality chorizo.
But if anyone has any suggestions for organic farms to visit or little towns nearby to explore or musty bookshops to finger through, I’d love to hear them. Sometimes it’s nice just to have a local holiday for once.
Alternatively, I’d love to know your winter holiday destination. Escape the winter cold or embrace it?