Last night I was busy making signages for my stall for Noel Park’s first Jumble Trail and I’m really happy with the way they turned out too- nice and simple. I don’t really do hand painted signs that often either so it was quite refreshing to be able to do something slightly new.
I was going to bake a cake for my stall too, but then I decided I was being way too ambitious with the idea so left it at that. Plus, the last time I baked was a distant memory and baking a cake which I’ve never tried out before was probably not a good idea as well.
I then spent about 30 minutes faffing around with some pom pom and bunting decorations for the outside of the house. When all that was done it started to rain! The weather was a bit rubbish for the first hour or so; I kept on bringing my prints in and out of the house due to the rain, fortunately though, my neighbour from across the road let me borrow her umbrella which was super sweet of her! You can never really trust Google with the weather…
What a lovely way to spend the day meeting my neighbours and generally having a right good old chit chat, as you do! The event for me was more about community spirit, getting to know people from the area, and knowing that your items are going to a good home rather ending up in the bin. The day also prompted some locals who hadn’t signed up for it had spontaneously got out whatever was in their house and made a day of it, which is what I loved about the Jumble Trail.
I’m hoping there’ll be another Jumble Trail in the near future as many of the locals have expressed their interest in another one. Here’s to the kind spirits of Noel Park folks and bring on the jumbley goodness! (Note: for the next one I will have perfected a carrot cake and a Victoria sponge cake).