Doughnuts say it all

Doughnuts have taken on a new meaning with the latest figures on Covid infections. No new cases for thirteen days (from today 12th Nov). This is the best news we have had for a very long time and what a wonderful way to round out the most challenging year we have probably all faced. Victorians deserve a huge pat on the back – we did the right thing and now we reap the rewards. Unlikely that life will be exactly what we knew, things have changed and we are probably facing a reset in how we live, work and play, but that’s okay too. It will be interesting to see how those changes manifest. Whatever it is, it’s all good!

Weddings are on again

Cave Hill Creek – Wedding Venue

Everyone loves a wedding and now that restrictions have eased, couples can have up to 100 people to share their very special day. Central Victoria boasts a plethora of wedding venues from simple outdoor settings, to full on ‘lights flashing, whistles blowing’ function centres. Whatever the choice, it is time to set that date.

Clang, Clang went the trolley

Ballarat Horse Tram No. 1

Some people love trains, others trams and there is no better way to enjoy a day out than at the Ballarat Tramway Museum. Travel through the Botanical Gardens alongside Lake Wendouree, then discover the history of trams that were a major part of Ballarat’s Public Transport until 1971 in the museum. Trams run every weekend, public holidays and Victorian school holidays.

Experience Australia’s Oldest Working Pottery

Bendigo Pottery

Now that you can travel around, you need to place Australia’s oldest working pottery into your bucket list. Bendigo Pottery is an amazing place. Interpretive museum, pottery demonstrations, gallery, antiques, and clay play for the kids making this a great destination, especially over the summer holidays. It’s worth the trip.


“Gelato, Gelato, where for art thou Gelato”

It’s in Creswick.

The Gelato Gelato Pop Up has opened and from what we are hearing, well worth a visit.
If this image doesn’t make you drool, nothing will.
Open Friday to Sunday 2pm til 5pm.

Thanks to Amelia James for this great shot.


Change of Name and a new team

We were sad when Clunes’ popular restaurant Quigley & Clarke closed, but delighted to learn that there is a new, dynamic duo at the helm in the form of Brandon May and Troy Downs. They have also given the cafe a new name – The Criterion. At the moment, the boys are offering breakfast and lunch, extending to dinners in the near future. Mon, Thur & Friday 7.30am to 4pm. Sat & Sun 7.30am till Late. Follow The Criterion on Facebook & Instagram


You Still Have Time

The Mica Grange Spring Open Garden and sculpture Exhibition runs until 29th November, so you still have time to visit this amazing property at Sutton Grange. The weather is warming, restrictions are easing, so now reason not to get out into the country and enjoy yourself. Morning, afternoon tea, light lunch, sculptures, plants, garden art and preserves fill the bill. Full details


Congratulations Victoria, you have done well, but we still need to social distance, wash hands and wear a mask.