Sunday, August 3, 2008

At the markets

Sunday morning...time to visit the markets. I usually try to get my fruit and veges from there, and I like to have a look around at second-hand stuff for little bargains. Today they were at the Duck Ponds...not as good as the Southside markets, but almost worth going just for the bad singing they have there every time.
I went with my friend, Carmel, and her two daughters, and Rosie and Ella of course.

We like to look at the ducks....

and pat the dogs.

I liked these rolling pins....

and these beaters...

but the stall was ridiculously overpriced.

This is my friend, Sally's stall.

She knits the most gorgeous slippers and scarves. I bought Ella some slippers, which you'll see in a photo later, and I put in an order for some pink ones for Rosie.

This guy (in the yellow shirt) pickles his own olives which are absolutely delicious, especially the herb and garlic ones. Mmmm. But no olives today.

After a look and a play and a bask in the winter sun, it was time to go home.

I didn't buy a lot today but this is what I did get. (Half the sugar snap peas had already been eaten, as well as the manderines, which don't look so good on the outside because the sellers didn't use sprays, but are oh so sweet.)


  1. mmmmm real fresh produce. it looks delicious!

  2. Hi Esther,
    Sounds like you had a really fun time! Your fresh produce looks wonderful. This time of year I feel as though I could just eat vegetables for dinner -- so delicious!

    Good luck with your new blog!


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Get to know me

  • I love the smell of cinnamon and vanilla.
  • My favourite flowers are daisies.
  • My favourite trees are pine trees.
  • I always like to have the bickie jar full and a cake on the cake stand. I know...not that healthy, but so good to look at.
  • Autumn is my favourite month, although I do wish we had more of a change of colours up here in Queensland.
  • I love Anne of Green Gables and Laura Ingalls Wilder. They started my love affair with "old-fashioned" stuff.
  • I'm a boots and jeans kind of girl, but also love vintage skirts and dresses.
  • I like sewing and am in love with quilts at the moment.
  • I love reading. (I have a weakness for archeological thrillers and historical romances, but not Mills and Boon-type ones.)
  • I love old houses with character. No new estate houses for me. (Sorry Rosie.)
  • I love vintage/cottage/farmhouse decorating and pretty pinks and blues, with a splash of red for colour.
  • Polka dots can make me sigh with delight.
  • I have 4 chooks. They are MY pets. Another tick on my dream-come-true chart.
  • I don't eat dessert much any more. I'm not dieting, I just don't want it. (Does that mean I'm growing up if I say no to an icecream cone?)
  • I'll still always say yes to chocolate though!
  • I like to sit on the front stairs in the sun, to drink my morning cup of tea, while I contemplate what to do in the garden.
  • I've got the gardening bug again recently. It comes and goes with the weather. I'm envisioning cottage flowers in pink, blue and white to go with my green picket fence.