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Barisa's Monday Market @ the Mount

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Monday. .. the beginning of a new year and we're at our first market for 2016. Not the best weather for summertime at the Mount but there are lots of people who have decided that a visit to the Little Big Markets is a lovely way to fill in the day,  or as a final activity before heading off home at the end of their holiday. #thelittlebigmarkets

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Victoria Park Market number two.

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Our second Saturday at the renewed iconic  Victoria Park Market in Auckland. ... the day, while starting off pretty crisp and chilly driving up from Tauranga soon warmed to a lovely spring like day. ...  Catherine waits for the first customers!

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Super busy summer coming up for Barisa

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The next five months are going to be insanely busy... we are attending all the Little Big Markets in both Mount Maunganui (by Zespri) and Papamoa (at the Papamoa Domain)...the first Saturday and third Saturdays respectively of each month. Then we have also committed to being at the newly revamped Victoria Park Market in Auckland which is every Saturday from the 7th of November until the second to last saturday of March! then we add in random Christmas parades, Christmas in the Park and school 'one off' events! The five months are completed by our now annual presence (full of fun) at the...

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The busyness of the last few weeks and only two elephant bracelets exist

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What a diverse few weeks have just gone by.. the third term issue of Good Teacher Magazine was uploaded on Monday... again it's 80 pages of interesting reading... Usually I can suggest a few favourites but not this time! It was pretty amusing to be contacted by a national company today to see if they were too late to be included!!! perhaps next term I'll send them a reminder... I loved that the first person to 'like' the magazine on the facebook page was a teacher from Syria.. I still marvel at the magazine being so international. You can find the direct...

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Using quotes to spark the inner designer...

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 It never ceases to amaze me that you can find something to spark the inner designer almost anywhere... sometimes it's pretty obvious and at other times the linkage is pretty obscure, and usually it is completely unexpected! The picture on the left is a quote in chalk at the lovely cafe where we went for breakfast on Sunday. A lovely place and the first time we'd been out for breakfast for many months.. to have the bonus of finding a quote I can now use for a retro blanket based cushion cover just made the day! Not quite sure how it...

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