Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Market day

December has arrived, heralding the beginning of summer, 
and the weather is playing ball.
 I got slightly sunburnt while out walking yesterday.
The Christmas tree has been erected in Anzac Park.

And on Saturday we had our annual Market Day.
The organizers were hoping to get about 8000 people along 
and as it was a good day I'm pretty sure they did.

Both ends of the main road were closed off for about six hours.
The shops were open and a lot of them
 had tables outside with sales goods on them.

There were critters for the kids to interact with 
and bouncy castles at either end of the street.
Little Flick was there as well,
who remembers him from their childhood?
I used to listen in on the radio and hear his tale.
Lots of kids riding on him :)

A sound stage had been set up and there was almost 
continuous music throughout the day as well as a talent quest.

Of course there were a lot of arts and crafts stalls 
as well as produce and boutique style products.
We found a lovely pendant we are sure 
our eldest daughter will love. One Christmas present
 down, heaps to go. Oh well it's that time of year.
We have to have the overseas posting done by Thursday 
and we haven't bought anything yet!
Methinks tomorrow (Wednesday) will be a tad busy.

We spent an enjoyable hour or so down there,
and did see one or two other things we'll maybe
 go back and buy sometime from one of the boutiques.
And that is pretty well it for this week.

Because the sky is blue 
I am going to join in with;
Blue Monday

Until next time, keep well.
Don't overdo things 
and enjoy the season.


  1. Your market day looks like such fun! We have things like this occasionally and call them festivals. I hope you found lots of great things to buy! Have a great day.

  2. Hi Diana,

    What a fun street party you had! I enjoyed it; thanks for sharing.

    Sorry I'm so late commenting. I actually fell asleep!

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  3. I would love to go to that Market Diana!! You could do all your Christmas shopping in one place. As for weather, it has been warm here but rain is bringing cooler temps. I still cannot wrap my head around Christmas in warm weather.lol. I guess it is all what we are used to!!

  4. Great day to be out and enjoying the weather. Looks like fun all around.

  5. It sounds like a fun time of celebrating the season, although it is still hard for me to wrap my brain around December happening in the summer! :)

  6. Beautiful weather. I love to purchase unique crafts at these outings.

  7. Diana, 8000 - wow! Market Day looks like a delightful adventure. I see a stone gnome hiding amongst the figurines!

  8. I love to spend the day like that. Lots to see and do and buy.
    I've never heard of Little Flick. Maybe he's not around this part of the world.

  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and I enjoyed yours especially the Market Days. Sounds fun.

  10. Oh how fun does your market look - and sunshine in December sounds wonderful ; )

  11. Market Days are SO much fun! Great way to kick off the holiday season.

  12. Market Days are SO much fun! Great way to kick off the holiday season.

  13. Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm supposed to go to something similar this coming Tuesday with two of the grandkids. Have a good week.

  14. How great to have an outdoor place to buy Christmas presents. Our public market in the city near me has Holidays at the Market on a few Sundays and it is a fun place to go. It's winter and cold here though!!


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