Sunday, March 29, 2009

fairy beard

It's school fete season. You can smell the fairy floss from Carlton to Merri Creek.

The Merri Creek fete won hands down for value for money - good books, reasonably priced plants but the coffee was crap. Fortunately Julio, conveniently opposite the school provided sanctuary for those seeking quality sustenance and caffeine far from the maddening crowd.

Back to my own neighbourhood, Sunday was Lee Street's turn to raise the coffers. I've been going to this fete on and off for two decades now but these days true bargains seem thin on the ground. The plant stall had lush pots of herbs but despite the generosity of size $12 seems a little excessive for a community fundraiser. Likewise $8 for some of jam.

Sadly, I came home empty handed except for the cute snap above.

At least fairy floss is still affordable, though I'll be keeping a low profile this afternoon while hundreds of local children hit one almighty sugar crash!

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Blogger Bwca said...

There is a practised art to to flossing of the fairy, amateurs need not apply.

NOTHING at a fete should ever be $12!

and beware the bloody salvos store in Ballarat where a used paperback was $14, and the counter nong flew into a rage when I said
"You're joking!?"

a rage and I fled.

12:08 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

While I got a couple of beautiful books at $2 a pop at Merri Creek, Lee Street had a pile of pristine paperbacks bearing the green sticker that according to the pricing index denoted two bucks. I was about to snaffle them up, when on closer inspection found they'd written $15 in almost invisible ball point on the greenie.

Not impressed!

12:14 pm  
Blogger Ann oDyne said...

definitely NOT In The Spirit Of The Thing.
The real retail price of books and magazines is criminal, dont get me started on recent issues of 3 UK glossies all with the same UK 3.90 cover price which the local newsagent I was in, had turned variously into $10.95, $11.95 and $12.95

11:07 pm  

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