Mid-Winter is a most interesting time to be in Melbourne.
People do things like stand outside, in the freezing cold, dressing magnolia trees in doilies.
And proud I am to number myself among them.
I'd do a whole lot more, too, than lower my body temperature for the privilege of attending one of Miss Pen's afternoon teas. Man, I haven't seen a spread like that since my Nan was alive. Lemon tart, raspberry friands, home-made crumpets, to name but a few, washed down with lashings of real hot chocolate.
I thought I'd died and gone to Enid Blyton Heaven.
Thanks to hml for the afternoon tea photo. I was beside myself with excitement and forgot to take one.
More photos here.