Christmas in July!

I last set my market stall at the end of May and it was a super chilly start. It’s been two months and it’s time to flex the muscles and get back into it. I had a false start last week at Boneo Community Market. I was up at 5.30 am in the dark and the cold full of good intentions. I even got as far as driving down there and setting up my tent. The wind was really picking up and it looked like it might rain, but it was when the tent next to me took off into the neighbouring paddock with four people chasing it screaming, I decided it was time to go home.

The forecast is looking more promising for this Saturday at Dromana Rotary Market. I’m hearing a lot about the insane heat in Europe but it’s super chilly here so we’re pretending it’s Christmas! Yes, nothing makes sense in Australia, but they’re promising singing, open fires, chestnuts and mulled wine. I’ll be there with my woolly hat and scarf and red nose.

Published by Karen Erasmus

I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer. I have illustrated 18 picture books. I live in Melbourne, Australia with three kids, two dogs, four chickens and a mad husband. Life's busy. I also love to sew and cycle and visit galleries whenever I get the time.