Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Sort of Show and Tell

If you have already been by to visit Curly Pops, then don’t bother reading further. And if you’d prefer to hear a footloose and fancy free version of a day out in Daylesford, then best go talk to Curly Pops and Tinniegirl. The Myrtleandeunice version is more the ‘are we there yet?’ anklebiters-in-the-backseat-of-the-car scenario.

An ‘embracing winter’ sort of Saturday, the view from the car window was this:



Until the skies cleared and the Daylesford sun shone through and it was more this:



It was a lot warmer inside the jaw-droppingly beautiful Town Hall with all the Daylesford Maker’s Market crafty goodness around. The sunny smiles at the Dandelion stall were particularly warming (the chilly shopper on the left, patently prone to exaggeration: it wasn’t that cold):



A Dandelion gift put an (all day) smile on this one’s dial.



We unwittingly traced the path of Curly Pops and Tinniegirl and also ended up at The Mill Market (this was possibly the point at which they very cleverly fled). The Mill Market could take weeks to meander through. I was lucky to relatively blurlessly snap this:



this:



and this:



...as we sprinted to keep up with the ‘fast wunning’ toddler. A homemade warm pie or twelve each (what else to eat on a day like yesterday?) and we all piled into the car, homeward bound. The scenic route looked like this:



PS. Don’t think for one nanosecond that I emerged from that Daylesford Maker’s Market with a heavy wallet. My purchasing confessions are awaiting photographic opportunity (and a heavily distracted Mr).

22 comments:

One Flew Over said...

Ooohhh can't wait to see your acquisitions!!

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

That is a great post Tania. You made me smile. Despite the rain and fast wunning toddler, it sounds like a great day.

Jodie said...

poopers, I missed everyone!

Loz and Dinny said...

show me the booty, beyonce! We too went for lovely drive and got to dodge cows who had got out and then had toddler repeat 'where are the road cows' over and over and over and...

GUGAW said...

The Market looks lovely! Love your photo of the old rustic suitcases x

Sandrine said...

I liked the photos taken about the weather it is just adding another dimention ;)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sounds like an inspiring outing for all the family! Love those suitcases. Can't wait to see your spoils!

Hayley Egan said...

Delicious weekend....

m.e (Cathie) said...

looks like a great weekend despite the cold. Also LOVE the suitcase photo. Looking forward to seeing your treasures bought.

beck said...

Charlotte and I are in LOVE with that photo of your beautiful girl wearing her clip!!! Thankyou so much for visiting us at Dandelion and the market. Glad you had such a fun time. xox

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Sounds like a great success ! No one got lost , no one had a major lie-down and-turn-blue tantrum and there were smiles . And you managed to tether the toddler long enough to buy something or two ...let's see ...
Oh , I hasten to add that Smitonius never did any of the above .It was worse , she'd dance for the assembled crowd .... with encores , lots of them .

Angus in Northcote said...

I'm surprised you didn't go to myrtleford...

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Bec said...

Sounds like such a lovely day - even if the weather was less than friendly :) That little hair clip is really too gorgeous!!

angela said...

Can't wait to see your purchases:)

I'm yet to visit the Mill and Daylesford, I'm even more excited to visit now but perhaps in Summer ;)

Great to see some rain though!

Michelle said...

Great account of the day! And ooh! I see some vintage pyrex in the plate shot!

Bek said...

Sounds like a great day! I have a fast wunning toddler too who makes these sorts of days fairly fast paced in general. The hair clip is lovely.

Melanie said...

It. Was. So. Cold! I truly thought it might snow.
We had a very grumpy toddler. If we were there at the same time you may have heard her :( So we were there only briefly (my wallet remained unscathed!), before heading off to Stoaked for Awesome Pizza :)

elly bee said...

this does ring a bell. Not the weather and the rain (that is something I'm sure have seen), but have I been here...? I do remember huges halls stuffed with treasures and trash. And there was lovely pie and sweets or.....?
Nice day out!
eb

Lauren said...

I'm feeling very jealous after reading curlypops post too! I also have a fast wunning toddler!

Tinniegirl said...

Well, if only we'd know you were on our tails. We could have shared a hot drink along the journey.

potty mouth mama said...

GULP! Looks like an awesome day! WOW! Love your gorgeous photos.

posebyselena said...

wow, you are amazing.. came across your site today and I just want to be like you! Thanks for sharing with the world.