Sunday thoughts – Market days

I went to Strandhill People’s Market today, I was one of the people who braved the elements. It was just lovely, a welcoming atmosphere, bright and cheery, and so many gorgeous things under one roof.

As I drove away it got me thinking. Thinking about the people who put their hearts and souls into the markets, the organisers, the stall holders, the musicians; the people who are there week in and week out. It’s not just the hours they spend there either; it’s making the products, loading the cars, setting up the stalls, packing up and driving there and back.

The markets (all the markets) are so much more than a shopping experience. They are a chance to chat to the stallholders, a chance to catch up with people that you might not have seen for a while, and they are a great way to get to know people.

I really enjoyed talking to people today, it was lovely to hear their news, and find out more about their products. I’d really recommend a visit to your local market, it’s a wonderful way to support small, local businesses, and it’s a lovely way to break up the week.

I’m delighted with my purchases and I’ve seen so many other things that I will buy on my next visit. Take a bow local markets, and keep up the great work.

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