Fresh means different things
I like the word fresh, it has lots of different meanings – fresh as in the weather is a bit on the cool side; fresh as in fresh food; fresh as in a bit lippy or talking back, can apply to toddlers and teenagers alike; fresh air; fresh ideas; fresh as in something new; a fresh attitude, full of enthusiasm and vigour….there are just so many ways to be fresh.
Fresh Festival Fun
Fresh changes from the Government last week, saw the lifting of mask mandates and singing and dancing being permitted – which was great timing for our town’s annual music/food/wine festival, Tumbafest. We all had to be vaccinated to attend the festival, show proof of vaccination and try to maintain a safe distance at all times.
It meant the festival attendees could get up and dance along to fabulous bands all weekend and the biggest crowd of dancers was for Aussie star Jessica Mauboy and local star Fanny Lumsden. Despite the rain starting just as Jessica began her set, the crowd stayed singing and dancing along with her. My 3 year old granddaughter loved the music and danced up a storm in the rain – we stayed away from most of the others in the mosh pit to be safe but we still managed to have a great time.
Tumbafest is held in the great outdoors, in the fresh air, and with a fresh group of volunteers helping to ensure it runs smoothly, along with a paid event co-ordinator to pull it all together.
We had family visiting us for the weekend and it was lots of fun!
Adjacent to the festival were community markets which could be accessed from those attending the festival and the general public who just wanted to go to the markets without paying the entry fee to attend the weekend’s festivities. This was fresh idea introduced a few years ago.
I had a great time wandering around the markets looking at all the various creative types who sold handmade items, gift ware, clothing, fresh food, knick knacks and wonderful hats!
Mum wanted to look at the hats and we had a very entertaining time trying on all manner of hats. Mum chose a great hat for herself and I had no intention of buying one. Mum had other ideas and in the end we chose this great olive green hat for me, with some fun help from other customers 🙂 I now have a fresh new look! Did I mention we had a fun time?
I stopped and spoke to Rochelle, who had a great looking stall selling recycled unique clothing. You can see more at rochelletoni.com.au
We got talking (as I invariably do) and I learnt that her small business is all about quality clothing made using vintage and up-cycled fabrics. The fabrics have been rescued from entering landfill, and many people now regularly drop blankets, sheeting, denim and all manner of ‘old’ fabrics to her so she can repurpose them into quality clothing. It was amazing to see a child’s vest made of old blankets, I recognised the blanket fabric from my own cupboards, and it looked very stylish! Such a fresh idea and of course I bought a few things 🙂
And then to top off a great weekend of music, family fun, dancing in the rain, sunshine, food, wine, gin, and time spent chatting to friends, this rainbow appeared and made us all smile. I always see rainbows as offering fresh hope and happy days ahead!
I do hope you enjoyed my fresh take on the prompt this week 🙂
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