Month: April 2016

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Favourite Travelling Movies


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Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Eastland Farmers’ Market


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At first I thought it was an unusual place for a Farmers’ Market set amongst the multi national stores, mass-produced products, imported clothes and large-scale farmed food. But I changed my mind. It is in fact the perfect place for a Farmers’ Market to show others how you can connect with where your food comes from and the growers. And so the first Eastland Farmers’ Market began on the most delightful autumnal day in April.

This market has been established in partnership with Eastland Shopping Centre and has been cleverly sited along the Melbourne Street Town Square which fronts Maroondah Highway and will have plenty of passing trade for those exploring the popular eateries around the Town Square. (more…)

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Jordan – luggage and bags


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I’m not into shoes, handbags, makeup but I do love luggage so on this trip I gave the One Planet satchel a road test as well as taking my One Planet backpack.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I don’t like to have lots of bags that I need to keep my eye on so I take one backpack and one tote and that’s it. No camera bag, no purse, not even duty-free bags. That way I have two things to keep my eye on. So far this has proved successful.

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Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Savers – Greensborough


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Savers was founded in the USA by Bill Ellison in 1954. By the 1980’s they had expanded into Canada and more recently in 2010 into Australia. They have become very popular due to the size of the stores and range of items you can buy.

This photo (above) is of the Greensborough store in the middle of the day. I estimate around 150 + people in the store including kids.

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Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Yering Station Farmers’ Market


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The Yering Station Farmers Market began around 1999 and is held the third Sunday of every month in the well-known ‘Barn” of Yering Station Winery. The Farmers’ Market features unique homegrown / homemade produce from stallholders around the region in the Yarra Valley, featuring jams, pickles, pastry items, cakes, bread, vegetables, fruit, olive oil, pies, flowers, coffee, cider, fudge and so much more.

Chopper parked on the grounds of Yering Station

On the day I visited, it was a stunning Yarra Valley autumnal day with sun shining, light breeze, a band playing, the lawn spread out with people and 100’s and 100’s of visitors. Leaves floating to the ground, trees starting to show their bare branches and the light of the region a little crisper with the fresh air. Traffic was busy getting into Yering Station but there was plenty of parking. (more…)

Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Treasures & Tastes @ Trinity Market


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What a gorgeous community market set on the grounds of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in the heart of leafy Surrey Hills. This popular monthly market has over 40 stallholders who sell homemade / handmade wares that are of excellent quality and some are quite unique.

Out the front of the Church was a large collection of plants, herbs, succulents and fruit trees. I picked up a couple of potted plants as gifts.

Kebby makes these absolutely stunning teacup candles which are very popular with her customers. Some bring in their own cups and saucers asking Kebby to fill with her magic. Others buy a cup and saucer and once they’ve used it return for it to be filled again – often with a different fragrance. I’ve seen many candle makers but there is something unique about her work that is exceptional. Just love it. (more…)