We love coming back to Benalla. It's a very pretty town in a beautiful part of Victoria.  Some vineyards and plains near the Murray River are now our featured photos.

Rafetty's is a great venue and Con and Jan make us so welcome.  We planned to open at 10am but the first customer arrived at 9!  Caught up with so many friends during the day and had a beautiful dinner that evening. Great food and an excellent wine list. It's off the main drag at 55 Nunn Street and well worth seeking out. Open Tuesday to Saturday, call Con on 03 5762 4006.

Benalla is well known for it's famous Regional Art Gallery, but my first stop is Elm Tree House Antiques, 23A Nunn Street. It is always full of interesting pieces of antique furniture and other decorative items and I usually find something for the house or garden. Here I am with Cate, one of the owners, surrounded by beautiful things. With clients coming from all over Australia, it is definitely worth diverting off the Hume Highway to visit Elm Tree House Antiques, which is open 10am to 4pm from Thursday to Sunday or by appointment. Phone 03 5762 8118.or email