What a busy place Caloundra is at the weekend! I couldn't believe the crowds of people who come here just for a couple of days. I spoke to someone selling food at the market today and he said it was a quiet day. Well, if today was a quiet day I would hate to be here when it was busy.
It was hot this morning walking around in the sun at the market so I quickly browsed to see if there were any interesting locally made handicrafts there and came across a pendant which I had seen a couple of ladies wearing at home so took a look. I really like them so bought one and when I got home and had a close look at it (with my glasses on) I figured it would probably be easy to make. I couldn't find any tutorials online so checked out eBay to see if I could buy the wooden trunk of the tree as I had the beads. Well, what did I find...the pendants are on sale on eBay for cheaper than what I paid for mine which probably wasn't locally made at all :-( So I am a bit disappointed now. Anyway I did end up buying some mangoes and a pineapple which WERE locally grown so that was a win.
Yesterday was a great day as we had a Down to Earth forum get-together. There was a lot of chatting and swapping of plants, seeds, cards, dishcloths, patterns, fabric and so on. I even took along some of my dried Gertrude sourdough starter .
I have some white lavender and scented geraniums to plant when I get home. Sorry for the dodgy photos. I will have to resize them when I get home to my PC. It is much easier to blog on a PC than on an iPad as far as I am concerned.
The Pacific Dawn passed by Caloundra yesterday and was very impressive. It was worth the wait and goodness me, does that ship move! Going on a cruise is not something on my 'To Do' list as I have vivid memories of vomiting over the side of what we called 'The Tasman Tub' on the way to New Zealand back in the sixties when I was 18. I have been told ships have improved since then but I am not taking any chances. LOL!
Today we were passing a surf shop and outside was this really old car which I guess was originally from the US. You see some strange things around here :-)
Each day we walk along the Esplanade and watch the sunset. The perfect end to a busy couple of days.