I bought two lovely jars of honey. One is a delicious floral honey from a mix of orange blossom and blackberry flowers.The second one is extraordinary. It comes from the flowers of wild grasses, just a small patch growing near Bendigo. The bee keeper managed to fill 44 jars this summer, and look at the detail on the label, particularly the 'before before' date, because, of course, honey keeps for ever! This one is rich and dark, and tastes almost like a caramel syrup. It's amazing honey, and I am delighted to have one of the 44 jars from this year's batch!
After the bookshop, we walked back through the other market stalls selling all the tourist fripperies. My granddaughter wanted to buy a souvenir soft toy koala. They were all pretty awful, until we found a lovely stall selling handmade puppets, which, although horribly expensive, were rather irresistible! So Ozzie the koala is coming home with us! You can see him lined up here, on the far right, with his other outback pals!
And then on to my favourite Melbourne cafe, Beatrix, in North Melbourne, where we had some lunch. A good day!