I was rather disappointed to discover that there would be no Constantia Country Living Market this weekend. Gutted, in fact, because I’ve just run out of Gerald’s splendiferous honey and was rather hoping I could stock up (he’s a regular stall-holder at the market).
But, that is not to be, it seems, and my addiction has thus been laid bare to the world (symptoms of this malaise include the compulsive inventing of non-existent words when describing, to the not-yet-converted, the many and various delights of tasting Gerald’s Honey).
There is only one possible solution: to go and visit Gerald himself (no other honey will do) and purchase several jars at once, thus stockpiling against the chilling possibility of this catastrophe ever happening again.
Yes, folks, his honey really is that good.
Instead of going to the Constantia Market, though, I may well stop by the Kirstenbosch Garden Fair, on this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at the Stone Cottages opposite the main entrance of Kirstenbosch.
From what I gather, it’s all about indigenous flora, and probably primarily aimed at avid gardeners, but despite not having my own garden (and therefore being unlikely to buy any of said indigenous plants) I’m quite intrigued to see what’s on offer.
Also on this weekend, I’m told, is the Rondebosch Potter’s Market, which, as I’ve mentioned before, gives you the opportunity to get your paws on pots (and other ceramics) directly from Cape potters – pros and amateurs alike.
I scored some great Christmas presents at last year’s November market (it’s only held twice a year), and really enjoyed the variety of wares on display, so I might well visit that one, too.
The Kirstenbosch Garden Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday (17 and 18 March,) between 9am and 4pm, at Stone Cottages, corner Rhodes/Kirstenbosch Drives, opposite the main entrance to Kirstenbosch Gardens. For more info call 021-671 5468 or visit the website.
The Rondebosch Potters’ Market will be held this Saturday 17 March, between 8am and 4pm, at Rondebosch Park (cnr Campground & Sandown Rd). For more info contact Iris Stuck on 021 715 5530.