Thousands of people visit the Riccarton Market each Sunday. Today we were part of that crowd, our first visit in at least two years. Something new is the little yellow train called Buttercup, which offers rides near the entrance.
Although powered by a diesel engine, it has a convincing ‘toot’, and emits puffs of stem from its funnel. Perhaps there’s a kettle hidden inside? Some of the stalls were familiar, but there was lots of variety. I was pleased to find a suitable gift for a son-in-law at a craftsman’s stall. We bought plants and vegetables, and admired the lop-eared rabbits ($70 for a boy). One stall had an amazing array of pet accessories, including tiny socks for cats or dogs. We didn’t think Ziggy needed these.
Was this a vet’s car in the car park?
By the time we left it was nearly noon and there was hardly a parking space to be found. Just as well we’d gone early.
“So many goods were on display
with crowds enjoying the sunny day.”