Why not when there are some very fine and interesting markets not a stone's throw away from each other.
First up the weekly Foragers Market at Bulli just north of Wollongong, which is south of Sydney - are you with me?
This is mostly an indoors market, which makes it a great all-weather destination.
It has a great focus on fine foods, fresh foods and quality handmades.
They have some great ideas to make this market even more appealing - baskets you can borrow for your shopping, a coolroom to keep you goodies chilled while you chill with some lunch or just sitting around listening to the live music.
Free sunscreen while you sit outside chilling and not frying!
A vast assortment of sitting stuffs.
some very tempting, temptations.
Great shop names.
|The Really Stuffed Olive Co|
Some old friends.
|A little birdy told me homewares|
Fresh salads if you can't wait until you get home with your fresh produce.
And ready-made meals if you are too lazy/time-poor.
|Stevensons Fine Foods|
It was quite windy on the day we visited, so not too pleasant outside. But it was warm and sunny.
It is a smashing little market and well done to whoever is running it. It seems very well-organised and if I lived closer I'd be there every week I'm sure.
But if you want a day out from the big smoke, take a drive down to Bulli, turn into the showground and stock up.
then you can have a nice swim at Thirroul or any of the Illawarra beaches - you can't go wrong.
Yes, we did go to another market, but you will have to wait for a separate post to find out!