Monday, 12 May 2008

Saturday Markets & Mother's Day Sunday

While driving the boys to the beach on Saturday I saw that the local art/craft market was on. So I quickly dropped them off for a surf, then headed back to check out the market for a spontaneous 'artist date'.

While being serenaded by a guy and his acoustic guitar, I browsed through piles of second-hand books and racks of clothes, went clucky over some seriously cute kids clothing and saw some really beautiful jewellery too. I finally settled on a colourful journal embellished with sequins and beads, a pot of greek basil (winter basil) for my herb garden, a happy ceramic fish (I collect fish) and a crocheted shoulder bag made of 100% paper. The total bill under $20 - I love the simple pleasure of market shopping!

On Mother's Day Sunday, 'foodie' daughter Lauren took over the kitchen and made me a sensational dinner while we sipped bubbles with a dash of guava nectar. The Menu - Baked balsamic pears wrapped in proscuitto, salmon steak with a salsa & rocket leaves and for dessert a pinenut & rosemary tart with natural yoghurt. Mmmm. Very spoilt!

I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day too!


  1. What a lovely Mother's Day!
    I had a lovely day with pikelets and strawberries and blueberries made by Helen, then stayed on the sofa reading magazines and watching Little Women. Afternoon tea (cupcakes again made by Helen) and a long dogwalk once the rain stopped made the day a great one.
    Hope all you Mums and Moms had a lovley nurtured day.

  2. Love your new banner. What fun to stop in the craft fair. I bought a sunhat once made of paper. Amazing. And your mom's day dinner sounds delicious. Made with love. Be well, suki PS Still swimming?? What season is it there now. I just saw two movies set in Australia. Lovely.

  3. "went clucky over" - what a great expression...I think I will have to make it my own.

    Your day sounds absolutely lovely, as do all the treasures you brought home. Thanks for sharing it all!

  4. Oh, that dinner sounds to die for. Good for you for being "spoilt."


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