slices of weekend (part ii).
Back home with my honey heart! Sunday started (as they usually do for us) with breakfast and a farmers' market jaunt. We drank carrot juice and ate eggs and toast and vegetables (and meat for Rufus) at Grind It, before braving the suffocating heat and walking through the market. We meandered our way around, stopping only for iced lattes and to chat with friends.
In the afternoon, we went to the Fringe. I adore festival season in Adelaide! The entire city feels exciting and vibrant; there are about a million new venues and a million things to see or do or eat. It makes me proud to live here. We initially planned to visit the East End Food and Wine Festival, but the extreme heat deterred some of the vendors - it didn't end up being much of a festival. Instead, we crawled through a closet door and ended up in a lounge room in Gluttony. I drank rose while Rufus and I talked and smiled and let time pass us by.
We had so much time on our hands - it was wonderful. I've realised that that really is such a rarity for me these days - spare time. Time not spent working or watching or reading or processing or writing. It was so nice to just drink iced coffees and lay in the grass with Rufus - talking, or not talking - watching the trees move in the breeze. We walked through the city and had dinner at the Coopers Alehouse, then walked our way back to wait for our show to start.
Limbo was absolutely incredible! The music, the performers, the costumes, the stunts... it was all incredibly impressive, and Rufus and I enjoyed it immensely. We came out 'oohing' and 'aahing' and gushing to each other about how much we enjoyed the show. As we drove home, our excitement slowly turned to exhaustion - we crashed onto our bed and, despite the mugginess of our little brick house, slept soundly. I'm feeling incredibly grateful for this weekend.
What did you get up to this weekend? Do you get involved in festivals in your home town?