(No… it’s not what you thought!)
The Canberran was thrilled last weeks to run into a couple of inner city entrepreneurs selling their wares on the busy footpath on The Boulevard, between Industry House and Sour Cherry Café.
For those not familiar with this end of town, on Thursdays the footpath between Akuna and Alinga Streets is the scene for a small collection of card-table stalls selling fresh fruits, cut flowers and odd little handicrafts. Typically, these stalls are attended by seniors who are perhaps market gardeners or craftspersons.
On the last sunny Thursday of the school holidays I came across Kirsten and Maria, a couple of lovely ladies decked out in pink aprons and standing behind a table covered in different baked goods. After some inspections of the slices, cakes and macarons on offer, I asked about their sudden appearance at the typically dowdy little market gathering. As it turns out, both are school teachers who decided the best way to escape their children for a day was to do some baking and see how their cookies sell.
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