We started our weekend with a trip to Matakana, to have brunch at Matakana Market Kitchen with Mum and Dad and then to browse around the farmers’ market and other shops. Before Mum and Dad arrived – they’d spent the night visiting friends in Gulf Harbour – we sat outside at Black Dog Cafe and had coffee, and I took this shot while we waited for our order:
I ended up having delicious toasted coconut bread with lime marmalade for brunch, and washed it down with a mango smoothies. I also scored a few lovely treats: some vintage cake forks from a secondhand stall, a nice hand-embroidered table runner (from the same stall), and a gorgeous book of French cross-stitch sampler designs – all designed to be stitched in one colour only, and very chic; I’ll start planning my next project soon.
The book cost $40 and was a real indulgence, but the cake forks and embroidered linen were only $8 and $6 respectively. Bargain!