Yesterday I had my regular stall at Margaret River Makers Market – I have to say that I debated very hard with myself about whether to go or not – the weather forecast was 40 degrees celcius! Finally told myself that if all the stall holders decided it was too hot there would be no market and that wouldn’t be fair to the organiser. Off I went in the cool of the morning and was pleasantly surprised that the morning was not too bad at all. I love the vibe at this market – there are always lots of people around and all really interested in what the stallholders are doing. Each market I get to meet another stallholder and chat – it is a great way to meet like minded people, network and share information. A new seller was next to me yesterday – a really interesting young man whose hobby is blacksmithing – he was selling some wonderful handmade hooks and bottle openers he is making from old railway spikes – another great example of up cycling! I am so glad to see that the old skills are not dying out.
On my way home I stopped in Cowaramup for some lunch – fantastic service at the Cowtown Diner and Delikatessan – sandwich made to order – their salad included avocado and home made mayonnaise – and the owner came from around the counter to open the door for me on the way out – old fashioned service indeed.