This is a repeat of a post that previously appeared on the now defunct Cork Foodie blog. I was struck by the date, so it seemed appropriate to give it a second lease of life today. Sadly, due to a range of circumstances, we haven’t been back to Douglas farmers’ market as much as we would have liked in the past 12 months.
Fish at Douglas Farmers’ Market © Roger Overall 2012
“Look at the fish, Em,” I say.
“Eeeeeeeeow!!!” my daughter replies.
She is far more interested in the stand where she can buy gingerbread men. She wants to know how much the smallest ones cost. The lady on the stand tells her 50 cents. Emily is very disappointed. She only has five euros, not 50. I bend down on a knee and explain that each euro is worth 100 cents. She’s learning about money in primary school right now, but she can’t quite make the leap from classroom into the practical world on her own yet. The news about the euro perks her up. She buys two small gingerbread men.
Next she goes to a cake stand. She asks about buying a box of six fairy cakes, but they cost five euros. She understands that she doesn’t have that left, so she buys a single cake instead and races off to sit down opposite the fish stand to eat it.
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