11 September 2014

Real Food Festival

Just a quick post today to remind all of those in the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions that the Real Food Festival is on in Maleny this weekend - 13 and 14 September at the Maleny Showground. The program, click here to read it, is full of interesting presenters but I think my picks would have been the sessions by Robyn Clayfield and Morag Gamble on Sunday morning. They're both local women with a huge amount of knowledge they share freely. But you can't go wrong with this festival. It's full of good local food, panel discussions, demonstrations and lively talks on a wide variety of food and food philosophies. On Saturday, Costa Georgiadis will be presenting at the festival with Conondale and Montville school children who participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. Call in and say hello to the folk at the Maleny Dairies stand too. They'll be there with their delicious milk and dairy foods. The Real Food Festival is certainly worth a visit this weekend. And congratulations to Julie Sheldon who organises the festival each year. By the look of the 2014 program, this year will be another stand out event.

We had the last of the library talks yesterday with a fully booked group of about 70 people at the Redcliffe Library.  Tina Cavanough, the Community and Reader Services Librarian, each of the head or acting head librarians and the volunteers at each library certainly made us both feel very welcome. We had coffee made for us and a delicious morning tea provided to all who came along.  I'm delighted that every time we go out into the community for these get-togethers the numbers increase. I met a lot of the people who read this blog, thanks for coming over to say hello. It was a thrill to be able to meet you. We really did have a wonderful time.

Today I'm back being a home body again. I want to have a full day to myself, doing what I want to do, before I start work on the book writing again. I have lavender, pepper, echinacea, watercress and  lettuce seeds to plant, blueberry bushes to repot and prune, biscuits to make and some mending to do. I'm looking forward to it.  I hope you too have some heart warming tasks to occupy yourself with today. If you're working outside the home, it won't be too long until the weekend. Hang in there.

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