Sunday, May 27, 2007

To market, to market...

Hello Again! Well, it's been another eventful week in the lives of The Soloys!

Yesterday was our first market day. It went well! We sold some things to some people we knew. Hopefully next week we can sell to some people we don't know, too! Here's some pics of our awesome booth:

We were pretty far away from the main part of the market, but we were expecting that to happen. Hopefully it won't matter when the tourist season really hits. And here's a pic of our awesome tent when the sides are up:

Mostly I have been getting ready for the market, although last week I started on a marquetry panel to go in a "showpiece" piece of furniture (haven't totally decided what yet, although I have some ideas.) Here's a work in progress shot:

Jai, when he's not working, has really taken to rock climbing. Our friend Dereck built a climbing wall at the high school where he teaches, so we were all up there trying it out. Jai is a total natural, climbing all over the place and making all sorts of crazy moves. I'm not surprised at all. He's a big monkey!

Other events this week:
I got a giant load of topsoil delivered to the house. Yay! I'm going to have an awesome herb and tea garden. And I guess I'll grow some vegetables too.

Last night, while Jai was working, I went to a beach party for our friend Andre who turned 30 last night. It was a perfect summer day yesterday, and a perfect night to be on the beach. It was 29 degrees yesterday in Bridgetown, but the beach was a little cooler, and had a nice warm breeze. Here's a pic of Erin (Andre's wife) and their little one, Sophie.

And the sunset over the water:


Anonymous said...

hi! Congratulations on the successful first market - your booth/table/tent look great! Lauren, the marquetry panel is beautiful - I am amazed at how you are able to capture the expression in the eyes. I know you'll want to put it into a piece of furniture but you could also just frame it! Well, guys - I hope you have a great week ahead - I know it will be productive! XOXO Mom/Joc & Errol (and Yoda, Morgan and Hudson)

Connor F said...

Hi Guys! Happy to hear about the booth at the market. It'll totally pick up!

Jai, sweet bouldering picture! I've been getting into climbing myself since January and I'm really loving it, too! I just came back from the gym today where I learned how to rappel (there's a little bit of the mental fear factor when you lean back over the edge)! Nice shoes!

Loving the blog and pictures as always, guys! Will talk later,


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The Mama said...

You guys look like you're doing awesome with the market, climbing, gardening and designing wood. So much is new and going on! We've officially booked our trip. We're flying out on the 27th and going to meet you guys at the market on the 28th. We're staying an extra day so we hope we can stay an extra day with you guys too! We're coming home on the Thurs the 2nd. We're really looking forward to seeing you and NS!