This time last week I was enjoying a trip into Melbourne with Linda and her Norwegian friend, Randi….and boy, did we have fun!! (Yes, a whole week ago!! Too much is happening!!)
After travelling in by train, we had a coffee at Young and Jacksons, then headed to, of course(!), l’uccello to sample Kim’s lovely wares. Kim’s eye for detail and selection of stock is fabulous; I just want to buy everything!! Here’s a sampling, including a little bit of an Easter theme…..
On our wanderings we happened upon ganache, a gourmet chocolate shop/cafe, again with the Easter theme…..
Naturally, we had to take Randi passed The Hopetoun Tearooms
Further into the Block Arcade there’s Haigh’s, with wonderfully chocolated windows; more Easter confectionary to tempt!
these are a native Australian marsupial, the bilby. There has been a push for quite some time for Australians to embrace the “Easter Bilby” as opposed to the Easter bunny. And looking this cute, I think it’s a great idea! Bunnies are, after all, considered a pest in this country!
Around the corner is a gentlemen’s tailor, who has no qualms about showing off his considerable skills to all and sundry walking by the window….which is where we spotted these shears. Check the size!!
After all that walking (and drooling over the chocs!!), it was time for lunch at, what is fast becoming a tradition…..ummm, that little cafe out the back of that arcade…..you know the one……oh dear, I’ve forgotten the name!! However, the food is fabulous!!
Now, please wipe your screens of the drool before moving on!!
PS I resisted all chocolates!! True!!