Fringe fever – Adelaide is buzzing

Adelaide in February; that can signify many things. Hot weather, tomato harvesting, dining outdoors, visits to the beach, ice cream and most of all, the Adelaide Fringe.

As mentioned in a earlier post, Adelaide’s Fringe is second in the world only to Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the largest fringe festival in the southern hemisphere. We are proud of that.  Adelaide gets ‘dissed’ by our Eastern States friends as a place for newly weds and nearly-deads.  Well, we put up with it because we know that living well is the best revenge!

I have seen some amazingly creative floats and parade props being built at the Fringe Factory Workshop.  The creative team is leading community groups to help each group’s message come alive. And there are some funky floats and performances tying the Space theme together. The public is in for a real treat. So get out there  and enjoy the opening night parade and party on 19 Feb.

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Adelaide Fringe Opening Night

See you there!

The sadness of the final tomato harvest

Last week we finished picking the last of the yellow cherry tomatoes. It is officially Autumn in Australia. There is an overwhelming beauty to the home-grown tomato. It is juicy yet firm, sweet but somehow at the same time, tart and refreshing. Perfect in salads or atop toasted, buttered rye bread in the morning.  Or with cheese and vegemite for lunch. The change of season signals that the days of outdoor breakfasts are numbered and visits to the ‘tomato man’ at the Adelaide Central Market will recommence. But these tomatoes will not grace the salad; they will be used in cooked dishes.   When you pick the last one you have to think that summer is soon to be a memory. That is the sadness of the final tomato harvest.