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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Out and about on the Sunshine Coast, Qld...

Some retail therapy at Kimz in Warana...where I got a lovely welcome...




Where I found some lovely cream with gold flecks fabric, some Christmas prints and some off white homespun for tracing some Christmas designs on to. While I waited my turn to be served I eavesdropped on an overlocker maintenance lesson and heard about 'Dust away'. I thought, not only the sewing machines but the computer keyboards at home, could benefit from that product, so I bought a can.


DH had decided that he needed some new shorts for playing golf in, so our next stop was at the Eumundi Markets . This is a rather large market which is open for business Wednesdays and Saturdays. I didn't think to take any photos showing all the market stalls situated along the town's main street and continuing on down the hill in orderly rows. And in the next photo, instead of the stalls on the side of the hill, you can just see the lovely trees that the stalls nestle under.
 To cater for the huge crowds that come to these markets, there is a large car park beside a  purpose built markets' building below the hill which slopes down from the main street...

Garden sculptures were in evidence near this building...

 The dusty carpark at Eumundi...
 No luck finding shorts for DH at the markets though...

Our next stop was the Buderim Ginger Factory which is actually in Yandina. (it moved from Buderim a number of years ago)


And just as we arrived, the little tourist train was passing the entrance...
One this area was criscrossed by tracks for the little cane trams (like the one in the photo) that took sugarcane from the local farms to the mill in Nambour. The mill has closed and many, if not most of the farms have gone


I loved the tropical gardens at the Ginger Factory...


These impatiens were so colourful!

DH met a new friend...a sailor gingerbread man, no less!

One of the flowering gingers

This was in a boat ride type attraction at the Ginger factory complex...that's the 'NZ All Blacks team' doing the haka to frighten the people in the boats! lol

Next stop was just across the road from the factory...coffee shop and Roastery
 


We ended up not buying any of the coffee beans, but I was rather taken with the sign

Next door to the Coffee place is the Nutworks... 


Quite a lot of stock on display and a small observation area where you could view the workers coating nuts in chocolate. 

On the way to the large shopping centre at Maroochydore where DH hoped to find those elusive dress shorts, we saw a large mauve coloured building, Lincraft! So I popped in there and found some more Christmas fabrics. With the 50% off sale you had to buy a minimum of 1 metre

So I ended up with 3 metres of fabric at quite a low, low price... 

At the end of the day, DH still hadn't found some new shorts to buy...mostly finding the right size was the problem although some he rejected on quality...my darling has realised that cheap, poor quality is not good value for money. I've taught him well! lol

4 comments:

Janice said...

chocolates, ginger, fabrics, garden sculptures....what treasures, a perfect shopping trip.....golf shorts can be acquired another day !

Sue Grier said...

I really love visiting the Ginger Factory. Looks like you had a very busy day.

Maa said...

hey Maria, Maybe you can make him a pair of shorts out of some of the fabric you bought ... hehe! I bet he doesn't wear them!! Sue

Susan said...

It does take those boys a while to realize some things. Glad you got to Kimz - I always have fun there.