It's Monday morning, and I'm not quite sure where I should start this week!
It's been more than a month of just keeping ahead of things, and lots of driving. Not that I mind. I love a road trip, and a visit with city friends, and all the markets I've been at.
Saturday was looking a little challenging at Maribyrnong Makers Market. To say that it rained somehow doesn't quite give the right impression of how the weather turned out. It poured, teemed, bucketed....!
But, I was set up under my market umbrella, and staying dry. It was actually too wet to pack up, so I just settled in to wait the weather out. And then the most amazing thing happened.
People started arriving armed with their umbrellas and good humour, and they just carried on as if the rain wasn't happening at all!
This is what makes this market my favourite Melbourne market - it's so well supported and anticipated that even a flood of rain wasn't going to stop anyone from shopping! And I have to thank the fantastic organisers for that.
And now here I am at the beginning of a few weeks of not travelling, and I'm thinking I might just have a play with some of my tea towel collection for some new bags. All of a sudden I'm down to just one in my stock.
Stay tuned, there might even be some to go in the shop later this week!
Well, lets face it, the forecast for Saturday is looking slightly dodgy for a market day!
But, don't let that put you off, and keep your fingers crossed.
I'm hoping it might not get too wet, or that we get a few breaks in the weather, or, if we're really lucky, the weather boffins might have it completely wrong, and Melbourne will turn on an absolute stunner...but bring a brolly just in case!
I'm coming down to earth after a really wonderful weekend.
I so much look forward to every Magnolia Square, and not just because it's a beautiful environment to spend a few days, but also because I get to spend more time than usual with some of my market friends. It's such a luxury to have time to catch up for more than a few hours.
Add to that staying with my St Kilda hostess with the mostest, her bloke and their greyhound, dinner out at En Izakaya, and I'm a happy shop girl.
Big sellers this weekend were the new dresses - St Kilda is all frocked up!
Also, these lovely soft and silky new green tees.
I've taken the opportunity of a couple of slow down days to load some more Frankie & Ray goodies into the shop, so pop on over and have a browse!