|dinosaurs at the Melbourne Museum
|my nephew and I at his sister's wedding-yes purple was the theme
|gorgeous niece (not the bride) with Mr Pickings
|inside the rightly famous Bendigo Gallery
|Mr Pickings's burger on crockery made especially for the Gallery by Bendigo Pottery
|beautiful blue walls in the Gallery - oh and some nice artworks!
|very fascinating sculpture by Patricia Piccinini
|how beautiful is this cake?
|a rare sighting of the Pickings clan outside Burch & Purchese
|I don't need to say anything here really
|edible wall at Burch & Purchese
|chocolate shop in Daylesford - Sweet Decadence at Locantro
|Mr Pickings having high tea at Cafe de Beaumarchais - ok I was there too:)
|one of the Art Series hotels in Bendigo; fab place but rooms weren't big enough to swing a cat!
|selfie in our tiny hotel room; Oscar Wilde quote on the pillow
|church outside our hotel in St Kilda - so pretty and so quiet
|Arthur Boyd fridge at Bendigo Regional Gallery
|famous cafe in the Dandenongs; go for the atmosphere rather than the food I'm afraid
|who can resist Puffing Billy?
Looking at these photos, I am getting itchy feet! Mmm I think Christmas is sounding like a great time to visit again.