A day to aMAZE
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Today I took a step back in time and spent the day with my dear friend Jacqui and her two boys in a little Georgian village called Richmond. Just a 20-minute drive from Hobart, the area was originally known as “Sweetwater”.
For some reason the schools had a student free day, and both Jacqui and I had the day off work, so we decided to take the boys for a day out. Richmond is a wonderful historic village with many lovely little shops, cafes and fun things to do. The first thing we did was find our way around the Richmond maze. The entrance to the maze is through the tearooms, where you pay and get the lowdown on the two mazes. You can also purchase a postcard with an overview of the mazes on it.
From the maze, we made our way up the village street, stopping in shops along the way and admiring the slate and cobbles, handmade brick and mellow stone, cottages and manors that now house antiques and Tasmanian arts and crafts. We stopped for lunch in the Richmond Bakery, where they serve delicious lunches at very reasonable prices. Then we took the boys into the lolly shop where they went crazy, like two kids in a candy store, oh, hang on, they were two kids in a candy store. :)
We had a lovely day; there is still more to do in Richmond, certainly enough for you to spend a couple days here if you come to Tasmania. On our way out of town, we stopped at the lovely old Richmond Bridge for a quick look, but as it had started to rain, only Tom braved getting out of the cosy warm car to run across the bridge for a look.