Sassafras in the Dandenongs

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Jana and John enjoying autumn in the Alfred Nicholas Gardens.
During the Easter break, I went with friends for an hour drive out of Melbourne to Sassafras. We stopped on the way to visit some gardens as part of the Dandenongs National Park area. The yellow autumn leaves added some colour to the green bush. The uphill climb from the creek was a good way to work up our appetites for the big lunch we planned to have at Miss Marples. 

Once our name reached the top of the list at Miss Marples Tea Room, we stuffed ourselves with shepherds pie and then devonshire tea for dessert (tea accompained by scones with jam and cream). The scones at Miss Marples look like huge carbohydrates bricks, but they're the best I've ever tasted. My friend and I also couldn't resist a famous ice cream sundae. The 'Vicar's Folly' was a tower of honeycomb ice cream with pieces of honeycomb and wipped cream on top. Yum!

We spent the afternoon walking off our lunch and visiting some of the town's clothes and antique stores. Sassafras is a quaint town that has blossomed into a significant tourist spot in the last year. The teacup and teapot shop next to Miss Marples is a real delight to wonder around. They have teas and tea accessories in all different flavours and styles, from English to Chinese. I fell in love with a huge floral grandma teacup, which accompanied me on the ride home.
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A very typical view of the Victor…
In front of the gazebo.
In front of the gazebo.
An inside it.
An inside it.
Me in a hollow tree.
Me in a hollow tree.
Miss Marples Tea Room.
Miss Marples Tea Room.
John with his rasberry spider (sof…
John with his rasberry spider (so…
At our little table with devonshir…
At our little table with devonshi…
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