Organic Fair trade cotton dress: No Nasties
First things first, Happy summers 🌞 Okay okay i know this might not be the best thing to hear for my family & friends staying in India trying to survive scorching heat but if you have ever lived in cold climate region like us, you would understand how happy & grateful we are for these sunny days.
A few weeks ago i had shared an introduction post about our furry baby Brownie 🐶 (Photo Diary of our puppy), which to my surprise received a lot of love & appreciation from who so ever took out time to read about him. At first i wasn’t very sure to include him in the day-to-day personal anecdotes that i share here on the blog but after receiving so much love, i think he could really spread some cheer around here.
If you read my last post (My plans for this summer) about my goals/intentions for this summer to enjoy it thoroughly while it lasts, I had mentioned about our plans for visiting the local Farmer’s Market as a family more frequently this year. Farmer’s market here is quite different from the ones we have in India. There are some amazing vendors from around the city selling locally produced goods, fresh fruits & veggies, cookies and a variety of home baked goods, its so much more than a regular market. Its a place to spend time with family, meet new people and explore products that you wouldn’t find normally unless you visit a farm. My favorite part is the flower truck and i think you can imagine why 🙃! Last year they had beautiful pink peonies, lavender and many more seasonal flowers that are normally not available in the stores.
This time we bought some fresh locally produced honey, oh wait let me be more specific, it’s ginger infused honey 😋 (this is our 4th bottle by the way) and some super yum & juicy strawberries & tomatoes.
Last year we had visited the @thedublinmarket a few times and saw a lot of families hanging out with their dogs. I find it absolutely amazing that most of the public places and events that take place here in this country are Dog-friendly, well i should say pet-friendly but i haven’t seen any other pet out in the open other than dogs of different kinds. Not only that but people here quite enthusiastic about dogs and welcome them with open heart. Markets and events like such are a great way to share personal experiences with other dog owners, talk about their day to day fun encounters with their pets and of course interaction with other dogs.
Brownie as i shared before isn’t afraid of any dog to be honest, size doesn’t matter to him at all when it comes to dogs of any other kind but he truly does get scared of big shopping bags, boxes, umbrella and pressure cooker whistle, stuff that makes sounds he isn’t quite familiar with and stuff that isn’t scary at all really 😅.
A 10-minute walk from our place and luscious green grass all the way to Farmer’s Market made him all excited. He went crazy sniffing almost everything that came in our way: people, bushes, wildflowers, other dogs and a lot more. We met a lot of curious hoomans who wanted to know more about him and pet this little guy. Well if i could describe him as a human being, he’s probably that cute kid in the park who wants to play with everyone he meets, grabs quite a lot of attention because of his cuteness and jumps around making a show out of his every move 😂 ( i can’t believe i actually describes him so accurately)
Although he couldn’t control his excitement until the last minute but somehow i am glad that his energy levels went down by extremely hot and harsh sun (which we are not very accustomed to btw) so we could manage to capture these first moments and experiences we had as a family. All in all, a day well spent walking around, basking in the sun and shopping some amazing locally produced goodies.
Sharing some pictures from our first market visit as a family 🙂 Hope you enjoy!
Concept and styling: Tanvi Mutneja (@tanvi_msidhu)
Photography : Rajvir Sidhu