Last weekend E and Sylvia and I went to the Sydney Road Street Party. It was busy, noisy and colourful. We could not be quite as unhurried as on our last visit to the street party in 2008. There was just time to walk down the street and then catch the train home in time for Sylvia's afternoon nap.
First stop was to buy some corn on the cob. I felt slightly cheated that ours was not on the stick when I saw others that were. However then I saw that ours cost $1 and the ones on the stick cost $3.50. That is an expensive stick. It is a snack that I love for being far healthier than all the other carb-heavy food. Later we got some pastries to snack on before hopping on the train. I was going to photograph them but we ran into a friend.
We spent a bit of time on the kiddie stalls. Sylvia stopped to do some see-sawing and drawing at TreeTops. We saw wigs, ukeleles, and lots of books. Best of all was the stall selling all the windmills and wands. Sylvia chose a sparkly green butterfly wand. It was a bit harder than I expected when waved in my direction but she enjoyed twirling it about. She also loved walking along the tram tracks.
E loved the books and the music shops. I enjoyed the quirky. This knitted teapot gave me a smile. I liked the irony of Joy Division t-shirts for kids (E was horrified) and Where the Wild Things Are t-shirts for adults. I loved the waste paper bins made out of recycled materials. If only some of the music wasn't so loud.
Most amazing of all I had a Girl Guide Biscuit. We used to sell boxes of these when I was a Girl Guide and made grubs and hedgehog with them. I haven't seen them for years and years. The Girl Guides stall was giving them out for free. They were just like the ones I used to have except that these have a layer of chocolate on the bottom. Street parties are full of the unexpected.
Sydney Road Street Party 2011
Part of the Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 6 March 2011