So, once again, the weekend is nigh, and there’s a glut of things one could do… Happily, it looks as though the weather will play along (no enormous storms forecast, as far as I’m aware), making it far easier to venture out into the world.

Taken from the Mother City Living ‘what’s on’ calendar, here are some highlights for the weekend ahead (I wish I could go to them all, but alas, there is only one of me).

Live Alive Festival 2008Live Alive! Festival.

Robertson Valley.  5,6,7 September (most activities on Saturday the 6th).

This new ‘country lifestyle festival’ makes its debut over the first weekend of September.  Highlighting the ‘essential elements that a country lifestyle offers’, the festival ‘celebrates the good life’ and presents ‘key aspects to naturally-good-living’.

Sounds like a winner to me – and they have a farmer’s market with organic produce…mmmmm…

Conscious Living EventsConscious Living Brunch.

Silvertree Restaurant, Kirstenbosch. Saturday 6 September.  9am to 12 noon.

I’ll be joining Conscious Living Events and a host of green experts for practical tips on how to live a greener, more ‘conscious’ life.

Cost is R140 pp, including a vegetarian breakfast and entrance to the garden (if you’re looking for a last-minute space, contact Paula on 082 789 5478 – they might just have a few places left).

Joy Market, KloofJOY Market.

Love Project shop, 55 Kloof Street Cape Town.  Saturday 6 September.  9am to 3pm.

A newly launched market giving locals the opportunity to support various community projects and meet the people who make a difference while enjoying festive food and family entertainment.

The venue, on a sunny day, is lovely, and will, I suspect, become increasingly popular when summer eventually takes hold…

Porter Estate Produce MarketPorter Estate Produce Market

Chrysalis Estate, Tokai.  Saturday 6 September.   9am to 1pm (weather-permitting).  Entry for cars R5. 

One of my favourite markets of all time, and on a sunny day, the perfect place for a little farmhouse brekkie (served on biodegradable plates!) and a bit of outdoor frolicking.  You can even pick up a worm farm and get to composting those kitchen scraps!

If I wasn’t already going to the Conscious Living Brunch, this market is where I would be.

Have a groovy weekend, y’all!

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