When I downloaded my photos from this weekend I realised that they all have a very autumnal feel. It's been one of those cold, crisp, sunny weekends here in Daylesford...
We went mushrooming on our friend's property and at the lake. These pine mushrooms above were later eaten on toast(!) but the ones below are strictly for looking at...
On Saturday we made our annual trip to the Clunes Booktown Festival where we met up with friends, hunted for bargains, picknicked on gozleme and baklava from the foodie area, watched a traditional Punch and Judy, and fossicked in the vintage shops. Clunes has some amazing junk shops, stuffed with the kind of stuff you just don't see any more.
But I was pretty restrained and only bought a couple of things, the best being this lovely painting. Paul raised his eyebrows when he saw me coming out of a shop with her tucked under my arm, but I just love her. It's a girl thing.
Even my thrifting has an autumnal feel this week. I picked up this Cath Kidston dress for a few dollars on eBay, thinking I would use the fabric for something as it is a size 12, but guess what? It actually fits me! I don't think I've worn a size 12 dress since the 1990s. Yay!
And this pretty furnishing fabric, a large piece of it found in Clunes for $2.
My son and I strolled up to the Sunday market, where I found some Holly Hobbie cruets and some Hornsea Pottery oil & vinegar pots.
Later, I lit the first fire of the season in our wood heater, nice and toasty, and also made a pie with apples and rhubarb from Sarah's veggie garden.
The rest of Sunday was spent doing homework, clearing out one of our sheds, reading the books we bought at Clunes, and watching my son practise his Michael Jackson dance moves (his current obsession). In truly autumnal form, I have woken up with a stinking cold today. I just want to sit by the fire and stuff myself with comfort food but I have to go to Weight Watchers tonight. I can't complain, we had a lovely weekend, hope you did too!