One on my favourite excursions in Canada was to St Jacob's Mennonite Market - I don't think there are any Mennonites in Britain so I found the experience really fascinating.
I also enjoyed seeing Mennonites travelling in their horse drawn buggies and exploring the crafts from these amazing people.
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The market itself was wonderful and was it just my imagination or did everything look so much bigger and brighter than in the UK? You be the judge!
Now according to my very good friend, Ruthie, who I believe to be an expert in these matters, one has to partake of apple fritters at St Jacob's market and who was I to refuse?
These were as good as they look and as Ruthie had promised!
I bought a beautiful hand-crafted baby book from this lady - I'll show you it when I find my camera!
I also bought maple syrup and a lovely smock for Mr Thrifty and a receiving blanket made of the softest calico ever.
Here is the link if you would like to find out more about the market.
We then had a wander around the nearby town of St Jacobs where Ruthie had to practically drag me from a couple of quilting shops and another shop selling Mennonite and Amish crafts... take a look for yourself:
The trip was finished with lunch at the crossroads - a Mennonite restaurant offerring fantastic home-cooked food. http://www.crossroadsrestaurant.ca/our_restaurant.php
The selection was truly amazing and I forced myself to have a very small portion of the main course so that I could fit in pudding - there must have been around 15 choices of dessert!
Afterwards we wandered around another gift and quilt shop - there is going to be a quilt shop in my heaven!
Have a wonderful day wherever you are
Love Mrs Thrifty