Sunday at Mount Tamborine
I woke up early last Sunday morning and just for something different to do I decided to go for a drive to Mount Tamborine. For the guys that don't know where Mount Tamborine is, it is around a 50 minute drive south of Brisbane Queensland. I had never been there before and when I arrived at Tamborine I was glad I decided to go there for the day. The weather was fantastic, sunny and around 26 degrease and when I arrived there I came across a really nice Sunday market.
It wasn't a huge market but it had that great friendly small town feel about it. There were heaps of fantastic unique stalls there and another great thing was that it was not over crowded like the city markets are. If you have young children I would then strongly recommend taking them there. They will have a great time, there were pony rides face painting and some go carts for them to have fun driving in.
I also meet a really nice couple that were selling some hand poured 100% Eco Soy fragrant candles and melts. I ended up buying some of their melts and if you are interested this is their web page link. http://www.loulouby2.com.au Just so that you know I am not getting any money for posting their web site link. They were such nice people I thought I would give them some free advertising. This is a picture that I took of them at their stall.
While I was looking around the markets there were some guy's handing out leaflets for a Viking Culture Day that was on the same day. It looked interesting so once I had finished looking around the market I thought I might as well go have a look at it. It was only a gold coin donation to get, it was not a huge event in size but it was well worth the look. The organizers had put in a great deal of work, they had built tents and huts to look like they would in the Viking days.
There were archery demonstrations, axe throwing, Viking battle demonstration and much more. Below is a short video of one of their Viking battles.
The Viking Culture Day was hosted by Jorth Gar Living History Society. Jorth Gar is a branch of the New Varangian Guard. They are professional performance group that re-enacts the lifestyle & combat of the Viking & Eastern Mercenaries. I have to say they all have put a great deal of work and money into their costumes. They were all made of leather and metal and were of high quality. I don't know how often they run these types of days but if you get a chance take your kids to see them for the day they will have a fantastic time.
Davies Park Markets Brisbane
If you are ever visiting Brisbane on the weekend then you should visit the Davies Park Market. It is located at Davies Park (West End), off Montague Road and end of Jane Street, West End Brisbane. I went there on Saturday and it was well worth the trip. I purchased two awesome muffins there, they were made from almond flour and had no dairy or wheat in them. I wish that I had jotted down the stall owners website, next time I will. There is something for everyone at the Davies park markets. There are a lot of organic fruit stalls, meat stalls and food stalls. There are also some pretty good musicians at the market as well for you to sit and listen to while you eat your healthy organic wheat free and dairy free muffins.
Organic Raw coconut milk chocolate
I decided to go into Brisbane for a look around to-day and came across a coffee shop that was selling Organic Raw coconut milk chocolate. I have to say it was pretty good, It was a bit more in price than normal chocolate. Around $8.00, but then chocolate and other sweet foods are not a everyday thing. They should be only treats and not eaten every day. If you are interested in seeing if it is sold in your area here is the link to the web site. https://lovingearth.net/
Just so that you know I am not an affiliate with this site, just posting the information because I liked the chocolate and I have never seen chocolate made from coconut milk before.