Time is of the essence for all of us and Fridays seem to creep up on me like those dragons of times gone by!
When I was a working gal in the corporate world, Fridays were the best days of the week as it meant a break from work.
Nowadays this is the busiest day of the week as can be expected in any BnB with business guests checking out and weekend guests here for leisure, but I just love it!
So I was a real copycat last week when I combined #fff and #marketfriday after seeing my friend @plantstoplanks' post, but this really simply is the best as I love both these challenges; two posts on a Friday I simply cannot manage!
Two quaint wine bottle holders that my brother put in my Christmas stocking!
Another busy week with meal preps for two guests, some vegetarian meals and some meaty ones, although it was mostly Chicken and Fish this week.
We all went vegetarian on Saturday night and ordered a Vegetarian Pizza from one of the best pizza ovens in town which is at Roman's Pizza. I made a green salad to go with it, dollied up with Nasturtiums from the garden, really delicious.
Sunday was Roast Chicken with a Brown Onion Potato Bake & courgettes, patty pans and cauliflower with a sprinkling of cheese.
Pasta with basil tomato & onion, spring onions and a creamy cheese sauce; super quick and easy to make; served with corn on the cob this was a very good meal!
Our meat eater enjoyed a Chicken & Mushroom Bow-Tie Pasta served with....corn on the cob.
Last night was another quick but favourite meal, Chicken & Mushroom Pot Pie served with Baby Peas, Corn & Baby Carrots.
Now that all our #fff contenders are well fed, we can go on an African Art Escapade at the KZN Art Gallery in Glenwood.
Our German guest was looking for a gift to take back home to his wife and this is the best place I know of where you will always find something special. A tiny shop crammed full of goods that won't break the bank.
Many of these crafts are made from recycled materials and would fetch a hefty price at some other African Art stores.
Giant wall murals on the side of the building greeted us as we got out of our cars in the car park.
They also have a lovely coffee shop and of course an Art Gallery where one can view the work of local artists.
I will let you shop with your eyes and decide what you'd like to buy for yourself.
Handmade colourful Shoes and Bags for Africa - we use that expression when something is plentiful, and there was a lot to choose from!
Colourful Woven rugs.
Woven Baskets, bowls and plates
My little stash of beaded key rings
Colourful clothing, hats and jewellery - way too much to choose from.
And I nearly forgot to show you the monkeys made with those poor lonely single socks that end up in the bin when their mates are nowhere to be found - the Socks Project is just another great initiative as many of the crafts are that's on sale here; helping people become self-sustainable.
Going a little off the theme here, but it's worthwhile mentioning another project called the Odd Socks project where socks are distributed to the homeless and underprivileged who really would not mind wearing odd socks in the midst of winter. Perhaps something you could start in your part of the world?
That's enough shopping for now, hope you enjoyed this as my contribution to #marketfriday initiated by the lovely @dswigle, the lady who I call one of our Steemit angels. Thank you for keeping this tag going - gives all of us a good excuse to go shopping!
Back to the food which I brought especially for the #fff crowd - that is @foodfightfriday run by those crazy wonderful guys @dandays, @jlsplatts and @idig, really appreciate the feedback from the team, more than you will ever know!A big thhank you also to our new sponsor @foodiesunite for the prizes!*![()
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