Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Vic Markets

Ah, today the lovely Jen invited me along on a trip to the Vic Markets. Haven´t been there in 10 years, and honestly couldn´t remember the place at all, but what a treasure trove! I could have spent a couple of hundred EASILY!

Things I would have bought included...

Embroidered linen table runner for the dining table
Embroider silk shawl with Lotus flowers on it, BEATIFUL!!!
Embroidered handbag!
Red leather wallet/purse
Browny/red leather fidora hat - soooo nice!
Painted wooden spiral decoration thingy
LARGE silver jewellry box
Several tops from this clothing store full of those stretchy hippy looking clothes

So many nice things...

So, instead I bought Bryn this el cheapo mechanical "bouncing" Kangaroo, LOL...

Also got some lovely caramels form a lollyshop. Had my first ever Cannoli! And of course, a good ol' chat about everything and nothing...

Poor old Dave called me about 1/2 hour before we were going to leave. He sounded like shit. Has a throat infection, and wanted to know if I was going to be home to pick up the kids from school, because he was thinking of popping into work. I talked him out of going to work, so he's going to watch Bryn while I pick the boys up (which really makes picking them up easy for me)...

Oh, I bought some organic apples too, a brand I've never heard of before; Pippins (very LOTR, hey?)... REALLY super crisp flesh, slight pearish flavour, but more tart. Really, really like them, even though they're $1 EACH (sheesh, I really can't afford organic)... I wish I could get out to the markets more. I'm sure if I made the effort I could get out there while the boys were are school, but Bryn in the ergo, take the trolley with me... Maybe I should think about doing it...

4 comments:

Judopeia said...

Hi Sif...I have been meaning to post a comment on your wonderful blog for some time. I have set up my own blog but just haven't got into it yet for several reasons. I always feel inspired when i read you though!! You are always honest and thought provoking and i like that. i felt a real connection with you on AB and now i'm wondering if it is because we share the same birthday?!! I knew you were a saggie but the 14th of december too.. i love that!! anyway just wanted to let you know that it is a great thing you do keeping a public journal and I for one really appreciate it.
Kind wishes, jude x

Juniper said...

I had fun today too! I should have bought some more veggies though.... but have been enjoying my lolliies instead LOL!

I am wearing my new pants now, they are so comfy and stretchy! A bit long (cause I am a shorty) but very cozy, as with my Ugg boots - not exactly a maternity fashion icon huh LOL!

Sif said...

Jude, how cool about our birthdays! What year were you born?

Jen, maybe you could ask Sherrin to have a go at shortening your pants for you - or actually, maybe you could do it yourself, now that you've got a sewing machine and all! Love the Ugg boot look, hahahaha! Just as long as you don't wear them to our next movie session - don't know if I could bear to be seen in public with an Ugg boot clad pregnant woman!!! (just joking, of course!)

Juniper said...

You better be joking LOL, cause I may just wear them to the movies with you, if only just to embarress you LOL!

Good idea re: Sherrin - I also thought my mum could probably do it. Although I have a sewing machine, so far my only skill lies in sewing straight lines LOL, and I can't even change the bobbin (or refill the thread on the bobbin...). Sigh... I think I need someone to come around and teach me! May have to host a sewing class playgroup at my house LOL!

Teenagers and the failing parent...