The Two Days that Blew Away

Now that I have (well, I have have chosen to...) two different types of breads to do for.the market, I really am AFK on Fridays and Saturdays. My early morning Saturday slot, and when I usually write a post, is now very busy with the final stages of the little loaves being baked. I am really getting them right and I keep forgetting to take a photo. I shall try for next week.

In my defence, though, both Friday and Saturday were more memorable for the weather. Gale force winds and heavy rain (9mm overnight) that had me losing sleep, worrying whether it would be dry and calm enough to have the market in its usual place.

Friday supper, though, was comfort food.

I am still in love with the plates I bought from my market pal, Trish, a while ago. Pretty and versatile.

Here I used them as chargers. Or to be really honest crumb catchers from the pastry. Nothing nicer than a pot pie and salad at the end of a week.

Oh, and talking of Trish, we have a barter deal going. When she "buys" marmalade, we are running a bank-cum-tab because I want pasta plates. Her pasta this space for their arrival. Hopefully before Christmas.

Saturday at 8am. A grey, apparently misty departure for the market. The roses weighed down by the rain. Relative calm. The odd drop of water from the sky, but that was it.

The calm was shortlived and the wind returned. With vengeance. Bad enough that we packed up early to head home from the market.

Then, it was tidy up and two minutes work on one of my other projects and I took the rest of the day. It's been a while...

Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa

Photo: Selma

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Fiona! Your post didn't come up when I poked in #MarketFriday posts! It was upvoted and reposted immediately, but, you and four others didn't come up. I know the site was having issues this week, but, I have to apologize to you.

It is so annoying when you put effort and work into a post~ :)

#MarketFriday has evolved over time from straight shopping to a cultural affair as it highlights how we differ and then again, how much we are alike. We have become a melting pot of culture, but, it is still the Rituals, Festivals, food, architecture, even your language/languages that separate us... Along with the fact of what is normal for where you live? These are unwritten rules that rule our social behaviors. I see this as allowing for increased tolerance between cultures and nations, and opportunities to come together on an even playing ground. A strong culture can be beneficial to a country as it promotes unity, especially during a crisis, peaceful debate, and open dialogue. I can only hope this to be true.

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Rules of the Road to Join #MarketFriday!

  1. Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service.
    Take pictures! Be creative!
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As always, please remember! #MarketFriday loves you!

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