On Tuesday it was our best friend Mel's birthday. She had requested a picnic at Hanging Rock so we left in the car early, popping the champagne out the window and polished off two bottles before we turned off the Calder freeway (Steve was designated driver and it was a rare toddler-free Tuesday).
Our geologist friend Laura described Hanging Rock very scientifically as a "volcano pimple", it is really an incredible place, about an hour and a bit out of Melbourne. There is a 15 minute climb to the summit and the views are just beautiful. There were these yellow mountain flowers that I really want to do a painting of and lots of pinks, browns and reds in the rocks. I did a few watercolours after we ate the delicious feast we hauled up the climbing trail.
We had a wonderful day, finished off with dinner at a Japanese restaurant and gin-cucumber-tonics at a cosy little bar. It has been such a busy week for me, I will write up a post about school tomorrow night with some pictures and stories. I have been making a lot of work!
It's cold and blustery here. I am cosy inside contemplating baking a cake. What's the weather like where you are?