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and for my next trick…

The set-up for the Cape Gift Market in Sea Point was today. And, despite one or two setbacks and a throat infection, I was there! On time! Smile on face! Goodies in tow! Here are some general setting-up shots:






Yep, that’s my table – the one with the un-ironed cloth.  Typical.

I could see from what had already been set up that this was going to be a first-class market in terms of quality and variety.  And as for the organisers – the lovely and efficient ladies of the Gereformeerde Kerk Kaapstad – well, they are just amazing.  They’d even arranged tea, coffee and sandwiches for the duration of the set-up (7 hours).  You can’t top that, in my book.

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It opens tomorrow and runs until the 7th of December. If you’re in Cape Town, try hard to get there. And if you’re not in Cape Town, why not try anyway?

And now, I bid you goodnight, as I take my sore throat and tired legs to bed.  Back soon x


here a plant, there a plant

Skimming through the photos I keep in the folder called “Pics for BLOG”, these jumped out at me this morning, creating a fortuitous plant theme.

The one on the wall is a house in Sea Point, near where Alex’s sister lives. From what I could tell, they are two wooden frames with plastic bottles struck horizontally inside, with each plant coming out of the neck. Alex said she thinks she’s seen something similar at Kirstenbosch (National Gardens, here in Cape Town), so I’ll go and check it out one day.

The bright green succulent in a cement pot was on a table at a restaurant in Stellenbosch. The oddly-formed one (there’s almost something obscene about it but I can’t quite put my finger on it)  in a cream crochet ensemble was bought from Succulent Simon at the River Club Market on Sunday, and now lives on my window sill. I gave the angel-wing begonia in wire cup and saucer to Rob a few weeks ago. His plants don’t usually live long, and I have to send over a new one every couple of months.

Finally, the collection of plants in test tubes was the display in an empty shop window next to Art Source in Observatory. I’d gone to pick up glue supplies and this was so arresting. I have no idea what http://www.farmacy.co.za is, nor have I ever looked it up. I’m still not going to, but you can if you want.

To be continued…