The day started like any other Sunday. Up at 5am to bake biscuits and toast walnuts before heading out into the garden at dawn to pick violets. Then pack the car and head off at 7am to market. No breakfast in bed for me today, but a promise to do something special when I get home.
Seems a box of our cakes was a popular gift for mums in Hobart. The market was one of our busiest yet, helped by a quick visit to the local ABC radio to chat to Chris Wisbey and Alastair Wise about cake and custard. I was very excited to meet Alastair, least of all because I'm a big fan of his mum. We chatted a little about cake and ate one Alastair's delicious Portuguese tarts before heading back to the market. Before leaving I did get Alastair to taste one of our cakes, I was hoping he'd say "I hate this", but he didn't say anything. I wonder what he thought....
We returned to the stall and it was just about empty, lovely Kelly who was minding our stall said she'd been swamped with people buying up big as they'd heard us on the radio! Talk about news travelling fast!
Time enough to barter some market bounty for a Sunday night feast before pack up. When I got home there was a collection of beautiful handmade cards and presents of heart shaped jam tarts, rose petal tea, beeswax hearts to hang in the window and two brand new books to read. Lucky me! We cleared the coffee table and decorated it with candles and flowers before eating the market spoils beside the fire.
A really beautiful Sunday, and not like any other Sunday after all.
Hope your Sunday was a beautiful one too. xx