Monday, 14 March 2011

miss marple's tea room

lucy and i took a small trip to the dandenongs - destination: miss marple's tea room - for a long overdue tea room luncheon. the whole experience was lovely, as was the company. between the two of us, we managed to devour an embarrassingly large portion of food. it was a challenge, to say the least. the people surrounding us had a good laugh or two witnessing our slightly disgraceful, however, extremely successful attempt at consuming a pot o' tea, miss marple's famous fingers (smoked salmon, egg, cheed and caper fingers), a beef cottage pie, devonshire scones with jam and cream, and the final chapter - vicar's folly. each dish, a delectable concoction. i'm definitely venturing to the sticks for that cottage pie again, it is perhaps one of the best pies i've ever had ... and i do love me a great pie. the quiche lorraine looks very tempting as well. well worth the distance and lack of reception ... this actually made me a tad frantic, given the unhealthy dependence i have developed on my phone.

the surrounding shops are very country-like stocking tea, soaps, candles, a unique selection of children's toys, and things of the sort. a great distraction, should one have to wait an hour to dine at miss marple's, as we did. i do suggest people have a thorough look at the weather forecast before heading out. we managed an early arvo of short-lived sunshine. what was supposed to be a drizzle or two, ended up being thunderstorms and hours of endless downpour. this resulted in lucy running around with a white blouse revealing her black bra, and my camrbidge satchel seeping red dye on one of my favourite silk dresses. i know, the horror. damn satchel. dismal weather and stained silk dress aside, it was a pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of inner city melbourne and a welcome experience.

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