After yesterday’s torrential rain in Launceston we woke up to heavy grey skies again today, but decided we’d chance it and head to our favourite farmer’s market at Evandale anyway.
The sun must have known we were coming, because about five minutes from Evandale the clouds part to show blue sky and a rainbow appeared above the tree line. Just before we hit the market we saw the penny farthing race we thought we’d missed yesterday (I assume the rain made organisers postpone it), so we still got to see the “penny pennies” as Noah calls them.
After surveying what was on offer at the market we picked up apricots, bananas, brocolli, rhubarb and eggs from our usual produce stall, grabbed some cupcakes and fresh bread from Annabel (Annabel’s cakes are yummy) and then ran into my friend Linda’s parents, on holiday from NSW. Small world!
The kids were getting edgy by this stage so we decided to treat them to a trip on the Evandale steam train, run by retired rail enthusiasts. You can see from the smiles on all three boys’ faces the train was a hit! Harvey, Noah and Ethan were jumping with excitement while waiting in line and loved jumping aboard the little train for two trips around the track. My treat was a coffee at the Ingleside Bakery after the market. What a fun morning.