It's market day again.
An early start to the day, when the alarm goes off I lie there and think 'Do I really want to do this?'
I know I do, but at 5.45am I take some convincing.......
A hot shower seems to work wonders.
The car is packed the afternoon before so no rushing.
I made sure I had enough clothing for all weather.
Bright is always cooler as it's at the foot of the mountains.
It was a fine day and the sun put in an appearance at times, but when it was hiding behind the clouds it was quite chilly.
I made sure I got in nice and early and bought a cupcake before they all disappeared.
Carly, the creative cupcake cook, has done a wonderful job decorating them.
The big decision was, did I want to eat a Ladybird, Butterfly or Echidna but really there was no question .......... It had to be one of the little chicks on the far left.
Aren't they cute and it was deeeeeelish.
I took a few snaps of the beautiful views around the park where the market is held.
There are still quite a few trees holding onto their leaves.......
The market started slowly, my first sale wasn't until 10am. There seemed to be plenty of people around, out enjoying the fresh Autumn morning.
I find it's quite a social thing and like to chat to other stall holders and visitors to the market.
All in all it turned out quite well despite the slow start, so I was happy.
After I had packed up, I made a quick trip into the main street of Bright to check out the local Op shop and see if I could find any treasures...........but there were none to be had when I got there.
Isn't it beautiful?............such a lovely place in any season.
Some more Autumn colour I spied on the way home.
Just as well there was no one driving behind me as I stopped three times to photograph beautiful scenery.
A grove of Chestnut trees on the side of the hill. They were golden in the mid afternoon light, although my pic doesn't do it justice.
The problem with markets is that you can be tempted to spend your hard earned dollars before you've earned them........
Once I had set up I did a quick trip around the other stallholders before things got busy.
I had a request from my hubby for some apples and whilst at the fruit stall I spied a plant stall selling beautiful tulip bulbs, I couldn't resist buying half a dozen.
I then spotted some friends from down the road they sell certified organic produce so I picked up a kilo of Feijoas as ours have finished fruiting.
A pie (lamb and mint jelly) from the pie man for dinner (boys are away) a coffee and back to my stall., with my purse feeling decidedly lighter........
At the end of the day I visited Sheree from Paper, Scissors,Rock, she makes lovely screen printed cushions amongst other things.
I had been admiring her fox brooches and I'm a redhead, so it was the obvious choice.
I keep thinking of a line from the TV Series Kath and Kim, where the daughter Kim refers to herself as 'A foxy moron....' hehehe
I have to admit I loved that show, made you cringe with horror but laugh at the same time.
The American version unfortunately, just didn't cut it.......
I had decided after this market I would unplug the machine for a couple of weeks and get out into the garden for along overdue tidy up, but I have ideas swirling around in my head and it's just so hard to ignore them.
So, I shall wage battle with he desire to create and the need to clean up and see which one wins.
I hope your weekend is going well.
Thanks for popping by for a visit, it's lovely to hear from you,
till next time, take care,