Come and have afternoon tea with me at my new favourite place.
A few weekends ago, Mr Knightley and I discovered Petty’s Orchard, a delightful piece of picturesque countryside in the middle of the suburbs (it’s tucked away in Templestowe).
Harry and Matilda are having a game of footy.
And Christopher Robin is driving on the tractor (it was very hard for him to look away from the camera. That boy loves to pose)
But here’s the real reason I love this place so much! This GF chocolate and walnut cake is amazing. It was warm, too!
And the children keep playing, blissfully unaware of what their parents are getting up to.
After a little while, Annie and Christopher Robin come back to the table to draw a picture, but by that stage Mr Knightley and I have destroyed all evidence.
Here is their collaborative effort. I promised Christopher Robin I’d include it. As a matter of fact, we’ve got to the point that Christopher Robin is constantly making creations for me to photograph and put on my blog. If he asks you, just tell him you’ve seen them all…
There’s a lovely organic shop here as well. After a long time relaxing, Mr Knightley and I somehow managed to get out of our seats and took the kids on a walk in an attempt to somehow compensate for all that cake. I’m not sure how many calories we worked off, but we did see a bunch of kangaroos, some rainbow lorikeets and rosellas (pretty birds with bright feathers), a few rabbits and some adorable ducklings. Ah. Fun for the whole family.
After my last post, dear reader, there were so many of you that I wanted to have a virtual cup of tea with, that I thought we might as well have it somewhere really nice! Thanks for your patience during this unusually silent time. I hope now the kids are back at school I will get back into to routine of proper blogging. Hope to chat soon!