Until I moved here, I didn’t realise how much I enjoyed one very particular thing.
MARKETS. On the Mornington Peninsula, they are abundant in their offerings.
They happen all the time. Every weekend you will find a market happening somewhere. There are seasonal markets, monthly market, and even weekly markets.
The Mornington Wednesday Market occurs on the Main Street every hump day, rain hail or shine.
The Mt Eliza Farmers Market is held on the 4th Sunday of each month.
And then you’ll find something like the Emu Plains Market in Balnarring, open once-monthly on Saturdays through the warmer months, and then hibernates their stalls, food trucks and jumping castle, over Winter.
So many markets.
There are specialty markets that appear at the same time each year, and there are also new markets being created ALL THE TIME.
I personally, love it.
And yet I nearly missed today’s one. Thank God for social media. Facebook gave me a reminder last night, and so after picking up baby girl from school, we freshened up at home before heading down the road to the –
Soul Market. Yep.
This one is held once, maybe twice yearly. It’s a smaller venue, but so close to us, that if I knew I wouldn’t have to drag a tired baby girl home once all was looked at and oohed and ahhed, we could have a really good walk up and back from there.
We walked the rooms, shared some twisted potatoes, and enjoyed the fact, that hell, it was Friday.
For a small market, it was really high in quality with what I was presented with. I saw a lot of beautiful and special things, and, I couldn’t help myself…
I bought things. 🤭
Can you blame me? I happened across a row of Vintage dresses with the price tag of $25 tagged on the top of the clothes rack, and then I spied a really cute and fun dress, and a familiar tag…
I didn’t even try it on. I put it on later at home. 😉
And that other item there? Natural deodorant. I have seen these things around lately in many forms and brands, and so when I saw the lovely lady there with pamphlets in hand and ready to offer demonstrations (and apply all the different kinds to my skin, now that is personal service!) I was more than ready to buy.
It was a nice and slow afternoon wind-down, a wind-down from this week, this month, and this cold weather…
And to think, I could possibly do it all again, as soon as this Sunday.
Because it’s the Mornington Racecourse Market. 🤷♀️🤣