It wasn't feeling like autumn at all - but not an intense heat of summer, just lovely and warm. Saturday we headed off nice and early to check out the Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers' Market at Richmond School of the Arts. It's a lovely old building and the markets are held there on the second Saturday of each month.
For me, it just didn't rock my boat as far as produce was concerned. I was hoping to pick myself up some figs or chestnuts. Not to be. . My farmgate produce guys are there - and just up the road, I gave it a miss at the markets and went there afterwards for more variety of produce that they brought to the markets.
What I did get:
Hibiscus flowers in syrup (for champers my friends, champers!)
Some yummy wasabi mayonnaise
Some saltbush lamb
Some moisture infused pork
and an acorn squash
Then it was on to M&A butchery to pick up our bulk meat for the month.. and back to our farmgate produce providers, Riverview produce. We dropped past Macquarie shopping centre to pick up a few odds and ends at Myer before heading home to unpack our bounty, have dinner and shortly after, fall alseep on the couch. We're big ragers you know.
Yesterday we took my Nan and our frills to their first NRL match. Hubby is a Tigers fan, and I'm a Manly fan but we support each others' teams when they're not playing each other. We got there a bit earlier, had a little bit of nibblies and then some lunch, all very civilised, until the yobbos arrived. And then there were the seemingly sixteen year olds wearing an inch thick of makeup and seemingly nothing but a jersey. No wonder the NRL has a bad image to shake off. I suppose when you have to compete with the gyrating cheerleaders. Ahem.
The game itself was good - more of a shame than a game. We won 40 to 12. At least the girls got ample opportunity to swing the flags!
|Eloise practicing to wave her flag before the game|
The other disappointment is the amount of drinking, abuse and LITTERING.
OK, off my pedestal, off for my nanna-nap.. dreaming about my sunny weekend. lovely.
How was your weekend?
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