Castlemaine is only about an hour and a half out of Melbourne. I often visit when things get claustrophobic here and I need a little space. Its one of those quintessential Australian country towns with wide streets, roadside apple stores, home-made jam and lets not forget The Country Women's Association!
We drove there on Sunday which seems a long way to go for a glass of wine and a mooch around vintage stores (which is pretty much how I spend time here in Melbourne on a quiet weekend!). It did however spark up that 'is it time for a tree change?' conversation which comes up every time we're somewhere peaceful but tend to forget the minute we hit home again!