Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 6 - peace, serenity and a well deserved break!

I recently spent a day in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Only 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne, my girlfriend and I left early in the morning and arrived at the Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa at 10am.

Hepburn Bathhouse entrance
We were shown around the facilities and given our robes and towels to use. Through we went, not quite sure what to expect. We spent the next two hours in pure relaxation heaven! We enjoyed the spa on their specially designed 'spa couches'. Slightly under water and reclined back, the couches have bubbly jets underneath that give you a hydro massage (or in my case, wobbled a lot of cellulite!!). We took a dip in the salt pool, sweated it all out in the amazingly beautiful smelling aroma-sauna and delighted over the monsoon showers - what I imagine standing under a waterfall to feel like. These two busy mummies, certainly came out of there on cloud nine!

The main public pool looking out into bushland.
We left the Bathhouse not quite ready for the drive back to Melbourne but feeling slightly hungry (actually very!). Off we went to The Convent Gallery for lunch. We shared a beautiful vegetable frittata with salad, turkish breads with dip and finished with sharing scones complete with jam and cream (the real stuff not fake!).

We had a leisurely stroll through the Gallery (no kids tugging at our shirt sleeves), looked through the Convent and the infirmary (which reminded me quite a lot of my first boarding school). I really would love to take my mum there one day as I know she would love the little museum in the basement aka 'the dungeon' which had a school uniform, history of the sisters and the convent and religious artifacts.

Unfortunately, it was then back to reality - the family. Well it was wonderful while it lasted.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Man! I'm so jealous!

    denyse dar
    blogtoberfest visitor
    your life is a work of art!


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