|Posted by Di on November 2, 2013 at 4:45 AM|
It's the eternal question which confounds us all - where on earth does time go? Here I am thinking it hasn't been that long since I last left a wrap up of our markets when it appears it was actually back in July! That's a whole other season ago - would be almost two if I left it any longer. Our lovely market has just been going from strength to strength, certainly keeping me on my toes, & just another excuse as to why I haven't been able to update the website as much as I'd like. I've been able to get on a little bit here & there & then either my computer or the website decides that I need a break & will not cooperate so I begrudgingly take the hint ... & here we are!
Where we are at is Leura First Sunday Market's 20th birthday! Tomorrow the market will have been operating for 20 years which is a marvellous achievement ... what was that I was saying about time? Hard to believe the changes that the school & the markets have been through in the past 20 years - one of the major changes that I am aware of is of course the widening of the highway which had a major impact on the market. Previously the school was directly on the highway so it was ridiculously easy for people to stop & get to our markets - once the widening was finished there was a new side street which the school now faces onto, meaning that to get to us you now have to turn off the highway. Not that big a deal but I know that during the actual roadworks it was incredibly hard to keep the market going so it's a wonderful tribute to everyone involved then for enabling it to keep going - paving the way for where we are now.
We've got a stellar line-up of performers ready to entertain at the markets celebrations tomorrow: Linda Wood with her fabulous ukelele; Stuart Hale is an acoustic guitarist & Allara la Ferla a beautiful young woman with an equally beautiful voice. Luckily the school grounds are large enough to have music happening all over so wherever you are you'll be able to enjoy the sounds & soak up the atmosphere!
Of course there will be the selection of 80+ market stalls spread right throughout, from one end of the school to the other so make sure you look in every corner so as not to miss anything.
Very excited to see what the day brings us & hope to see lots of friendly faces.
* Happy Birthday to Us!! *