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It has been September, and a beautiful Spring. The temperatures got warmer. Much warmer than I would have expected. Some days actually felt a lot more like Summer, and we had a odd day or two with temps as high as 30 degrees C. We did have a few chilly morning starts as well, and with the weekend around the corner, we woke up this morning to a beautiful foggy day.
We celebrated our Heritage this month, and swapped packages. I can now happily show off the goodies I sent to my buddy, and the amazing goodies (all SA) I got from a visiting German lady. She loved the Heritage swap just as much as us all. I sent my buddy mini skeins, stitch markers, dutch biscuits, coffee, fudge and treats. And since she also has a furry baby, Miekie shared her best loved snacks too.
I got stunning yarn and mini skeins. And my buddy even caked my yarn for me already. 🙂 It is on the worktable, I pet it every day. And delicious coffee, and the cutest little tin with stitch markers too. I popped the tin right into my current project bag, just in case. Miekie got tiny treats, which is perfect for an older doggie with only a few teeth left.
I finally made my way to the Bryanston Organic Market. I have been planning to go for a while, and each time something seems to happen and I don’t get around to this specific market. It is not as close to my home as the others we normally visit. What makes this one extra special, is that I could take Miekie along. She loved it and got so very dusty and dirty. It was a very hot Saturday, and not much of a breeze though. The market has bowls of fresh water all around for the furry children to drink from. Miekie rather enjoyed the home made ice creams more.
And Miekie and I got to meet the very talented Dana from Colourspun, who has a stall at the market. I had a hard time deciding on what I want to get first, and settled for some soft summery colours in stunning sock yarn. And a skein of beautiful lace yarn, just in case. Dana also has the cutest selection of kits, including all kinds of pretty little animals, including giraffes, zebras and teddybears. I loved the ombre kits, and I know I will be visiting Dana again to get one, at least.
It is less than three months before Christmas, and I got to see the first Christmas display already. This one was huge, and so much to see. Even though very early, it was so pretty I did not mind at all.