I have had the loveliest Mother's Day ever!
After a much-needed sleep-in I was woken to my little munchkins bearing gifts, choccies and breakfast in bed. Then when I finally got up my hubbie very unexpectedly suggested I go off to the monthly market a couple of suburbs away for a little break, I don't even know how he knew it was on, it's not like I had been harping on about it constantly for the last few days or anything ;-) The one condition was that I be back in time for lunch as H was preparing me a very special meal, with a little help from Dada of course :-)
Off I went to the market, arms swinging freely (no stroller to push). It was well worth the visit, look what I found...
A large Le Creuset cast-iron oval casserole, I have been eyeballing these for ages on eBay but they usually sell for a lot, I can't believe I got this for $20!!!
There is a bit of chipping to the enamel on the inside, but for $20 who's complaining? Not me!
At another stall I picked up these 2 Le Creuset cast iron pots, they are in fantastic condition. The seller was asking $20 for the larger and $12 for the smaller, but when I rather pathetically counted out the sparse remains of cash in my wallet, coins and all, she was happy to accept my $25.80 for the pair!
I wandered around the market for another while, I was totally out of cash so I was glad I didn't see anything else I fell in love with. There was a cute vintage aqua-coloured microscope for $7 but I already have a black one, and a vintage Remington typewriter for $10 couldn't even tempt me to run to the ATM.
Home I went, a happy mama, even happier sitting out on the deck in the beautiful sunshine watching my hubbie and eldest boy prepare me a delicious lunch of fillet steak in pepper sauce, boiled potatoes and runner beans.
A perfect day :-)