The second market is where we buy our fruit and veg, plus Greek style yoghurt and I get my organic sour dough rye bread there as well. That market also has a lot of bric a brac so after we've had coffee and breakfast, we spend an hour or so looking for something to read, cheap clothes, etc, before buying our produce.
But let me tell you about the yoghurt. I love yoghurt but I will never buy it from the supermarket again, not after tasting the stuff I buy every Sunday. It's organic, rich, creamy and the flavours are to die for. There is plain, mixed berry, mango, apple and cinammon (my favourite), lemon and myrtle and raspberry and coconut. Just delicious with fruit and muesli.
At the moment strawberries are very cheap and we bought a kilo of first grade fruit for $3...bargain. Mangoes were available for a while but we haven't seen any for the last couple of weeks. They were first on the market in early August thanks to last summer's rain. There is a bit of a lull at the moment, but soon the mango season will begin in earnest.
Not only do I get my own meat, fish, eggs, veg etc, but I also shop for my daughters. Consequently we take Jane's station wagon (my car is far too small), a couple of eskies with ice bricks, our trolleys and extra bags. By the time we've finished Jane's car is rather full.
We have bagged some really good clothing bargains, too. There is one lady who sells all her clothes for $2 a piece. She has good quality stuff, all freshly washed and sorted into size. So far, I've bagged two pairs of jeans (one pair are pink), and a pair of shorts. Jane's just about refurbished her whole wardrobe. At another stall I bought a beautiful cardigan in a lovely dusky pink, brand new for $3. It's winter weight but will be great for next year.
Last week a couple had pots of hippeastrums for sale, some in flower, some in bud but due to open in a day or so. What caught our eye were a couple of hippeastrum with double flowers...neither of us had seen anything like it before...so Jane bought one. I put a photo below...it's just beautiful.
So...that's what we've been up to over the last couple of months. Also, after about three attempts I've finally been successful in getting on to Facebook...wonders will never cease. Already I've caught up with members of family who are living overseas and whom I haven't seen for years. Good stuff.
Right...here are some photos.
Jane's double hippeastrum
This is a bromeliad flower...they look like berries
My daughter and son-in-law gave me this for Mother's Day. It's not as showy as it usually is...it has flowered non stop since May. All I do is keep it well watered and it's absolutely covered in these pretty pink flowers. Don't ask me what it is...no, it's not a primula, although it looks similar.
Pink begonia flowers...everything is very pink today.