The name is Joanne Elaine, but was given the nickname sunshine. And it got stuck with me.

Amateur photographer driven by inspiration,
and a lover of all things beautiful.

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04 January 2013 / 0 comments

I love getting away to the countryside so when Boon Hee asked if we wanted to visit Mount Dandenong, in my mind i was already screaming "yes!". It was seriously a lovely sight; filled with dense woods and the feeling of cold air hitting your face, the smell of pastries and guilty pleasures, and the colors of pretty flowers lining up nearby. It was truly a getaway from the city life, something we all need every once in a while.

Brunch was at Miss Marple's Tea Room, a quaint little place that seemed like it popped out of an old English setting. The place was filled with people and packed to the brim, so much so that we had to wait quite a bit before being seated. The desserts actually looked mouth-watering but after our mains, none of us had any room for more.

Chicken cottage pie - delicious potato topped pie accompanied by 'Miss Marple's Own' sauce.

Quiche lorraine (egg & bacon) served with hot chipped potatoes and garden salad.

Fish and chips in a tempura batter served with hot chipped potatoes and fresh garden salad.

Plain scones served with 'Miss Marple's Own' delicious home-made jam and lashings of freshly whipped cream.

382 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road,
Sassafras VIC 3787.

We found a little alley that was just perfect for pictures so while the family went shopping for pretty teapots, Mel and i started our photo rampage. We caught the attention of a couple of passersby but it was all in good fun :)

Although it was a short getaway, we still had a great time. Definitely one of my favourite days of our trip, probably because i really needed a breather. Routine city life can be so draining sometimes.

// With Melissa and Boon Hee.

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