Monday, October 21, 2013

Tiptoe through the tulips with me

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival for Mr Ed's birthday.  Only a little over an hours drive from Melbourne and you'd be mistaken for thinking this little tulip farm was in Holland.  

Thankfully Melbourne's ever changing weather was fantastic and we sloshed around in the muddy puddles, and all of you who watch a certain children's cartoon know that 'If you jump in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots!' And so we did.

Because I have to dress 'appropriate' I wore my tulip print Swirl dress.

So many colours and shapes and patterns, it was really fascinating and pretty.  And if you have tulips you've got to have a windmill and clogs, of course. Mr Ed trying his best puffing action to get it working - yes Amelie and I were a bit bemused by this as well.

We will certainly return next year to see maybe more tulip varieties, drink some local cider and eat some poffertjes, oh and stop and smell the...tulips.


  1. Oh so many tulips! They're my favourite flower and I really want to see this festival… hopefully next time. I loved visiting Floriade in Canberra because of all the pretty tulips. :)

    I have a Swirl with a tulip pocket… we can be Swirl tulip twins! Maybe! ;)
    Love your dress.

    1. You should go next year, it's quite surreal but so pretty.

      It's a date, next year it's tulip themed dresses all round :)