For this October update, I am taking refugee in my office away from the searing heats we have been experiencing this mid September. Wow it is incredible that we are already facing such extreme temperatures. Thankfully I am getting back into swimming most days and my trusty 2 duck basket comes with me every time. October is really the start of the busy season and we have quite a few special events coming up. We are also away at the beginning of October celebrating my Mum’s 80th birthday, so there are few markets missing early October.
Morocco update: in the wake of the devastating earthquakes near Marrakech and in the Atlas Mountains we have been reminiscing about our visits to this wonderful country. We were lucky enough to spend a day trekking up to a gorgeous berber retreat, having lunch and and then come down through a number of hill villages. These are such special memories so we were so sad to know that these areas had been badly affected. To our relief all the artisans based near Marrakech, who do the leather work on the baskets, were unharmed during the quake. Whilst the city of Marrakech may be bouncing back, the surrounding areas will take some time to recover. Our thoughts are with the people of Morocco.
Baskets of the Month
A perfect basket for Spring – our single strap basket. A great option for those that aren’t required to carry for the multitudes! This is a small/medium basket with long strap handles that go so easily over the shoulder. Perfect for a Turkish towel, water bottle, sun block and your favourite book. See this and all our baskets – https://2ducktrading.com.au/product/single-strap-basket/
Don’t forget to stock up on baskets, as we head to the festive and summer season. To look at our full wholesale range send us a contact request https://2ducktrading.com.au/contact-2duck/
Carriageworks Farmer Markets – find us in October on – Saturday 21st. Carriageworks Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8am to 1pm and we are usually there, the first and third Saturday, but exceptionally away the 1st Saturday – 7th October (got to celebrate my Mum’s 80th after all).
EQ markets- Whilst there may be a change in management at the markets at EQ, you will still find the same market traders at this favourite market. For October find us on there Saturday 14th. We will be away exceptionally on Saturday 28th in Wagga Wagga. Find us under the market canopy area near the vegetables or flowers. We will have our full range of baskets, St James tops, linens and more. The market is from 8am to 2pm.
Le Marche – Willoughby – In October we will be at the market on Sunday 22nd October. We will have all our favourite baskets, St James tops and great table linens and a few of our French vintage linens finds from our time in France.
Events Coming Up for the calendar.
CMRI Christmas Fair Wagga Wagga – 27th and 28th October, join us and many other wonderful stallholders at the annual CMRI Xmas fair at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club for this much anticipated event.
FANS French market – Sunday 5th November at Killarney Heights school for the annual celebration of all things French in the North!
Iris Country Fair – Frensham Campus Saturday 18th November
Popped Up at Kimo – Thursday 23rd November at Kimo Estate Gundagai.
Take care and keep cool