I love our village markets at Peregian and Marcoola as the markets stalls enhance the business of the permanent shops and cafes and help us enjoy the outdoors. At the same time as being out of doors and in nature there is a vibrant rhythm as you experience the world.

The diversity of food at the Marcoola Friday Night Markets with Turkish, Greek and Japanese to name a few cuisines means you get to enjoy some wonderful taste treats. We are so fortunate that the Sunshine Coast is multi-cultural and you feel as you have travelled the world with exotic tastes on offer.

Similarly, there is a lots to experience at the Peregian Sunday Markets from upcycled goods, second hand books, new clothes, homewares, art works, plants, fruit and veg, music, food treats and more.

If I can’t find a book at the market I head over to Annie’s Book Store in the village shops. Annie has a great range of books and I always seem to find that book I have just been looking for.

This week as I worked through the great selection at Annie’s I came across “ Wabi Sabi – Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life” by Beth Kempton. I don’t have to even leave our shores to enjoy a whole new way to look at the world and our lives as I become engrossed in this good read.

Wabi Sabi is the Japanese philosophy that engages the heart as it encourages us to start noticing more beauty to lift our spirits. It also encourages us to let go of judgement recognising the beauty found in simplicity. This includes loving nature and the rhythm of the seasons experiencing the world through all its changes.

The very dry weather we have been experiencing on the Sunshine Coast and around Australia requires us to ensure we stay connected to nature and the seasons enjoying the dry and then the drenching rains when they come.

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