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Saturday Spot: The Old Biscuit Mill…

August 1st, 2011 · 8 Comments

We have been meaning to go here for the longest time and finally we took the leap… We visited The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock…


We had to fight our way through end of the month insane traffic and hoards of people… It was so worth it!!!

Everyone was headed for the coffee festival as well…

Of course it was this:

Climbing wall that got my big boys really keen…

And this caravan that all my kids thought worth a visit…

Bright fun shops…

With interesting wares…

They had big ideas for taking this home and strapping in Hood #8, luckily it was way out of any price range and my baby will live to see another day!!!

Amazing Architecture…

Lots of interesting things to look at…

We may have to come back and draw this!!!

And this water feature… Why were our sketchbooks at home ? !!!

And amidst all the building, some flowers for relief…

And a deli, Saucisse, packed with yumminess… we had to buy a couple of things…

Especially since they had my dream holiday described on the wall!!!

Heaps of other lovely shops to look at…

And a Clementina Van Der Walt showroom… sigh!!!

A real market feel…

And a huge tent filled with clothes and shoes to delight my clothes conscious people…

This man would love a hat like that!!!

Lots of sunshine…

And greenery…

And a stop to taste coffee…


The food fare was fabulous… with pallets of bread…



And smoothies…


And tea towels…

And we had to try the grilled mushroom skewers…

Olives to taste…

Food from all over the world…

And this row of chefs was plying pancakes with heavenly delights… well worth the trip if you do nothing else!!!

And finally with all our eyes popped out we collapsed beside this stall… Piroschka’s Kitchen.

Where they were making Flammekuchen…

And they plied us with fare…

And Opera… “It’s Amora!” How fun!!!

And that was us… More than one of us was totally done in!!!

What a great place with a terrific vibe, really something for everyone to enjoy and lots of people watching and fun to take part in… We will definitely be back.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 denise // Aug 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    woo hoo! my browser didn’t crash when i clicked comment…crossing fingers.

    you are busy busy! what a trip. looks like a great place. and that blue sky! love it.

  • 2 Katherine marie // Aug 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Wow!!!!!! What an adventure… So much to see, do and buy!!!

  • 3 se7en // Aug 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Woo Hoo Mom in Madison!!! So glad your browser didn’t crash, I love hearing from you and reading about your jungle in your backyard… Have a great week, with love!!!

  • 4 se7en // Aug 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Oh Katherine Marie… Of the fab cream fight!!! You would love it there and totally go mad with photographs!!! While I am snapping away O often think you would have a ball with all the photo opportunities I have and do something quite magical… Hope you are resting that baby of yours… it needs all the strength it can get to grow and grow… So go and put your feet up and have a great day, lots of love!!!

  • 5 Samantha // Aug 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I have been reading your blog for ages and don’t know why I am only commenting now. We are also local homeschoolers.

    Thanks for the post we have been meaning to go here for ages too!!!! After all these lovely photos we definetly need to go but may need to save up a bit as everything looks gorgeous.

    Love your blog!! Thanks for all the info and ideas.

  • 6 se7en // Aug 4, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Hi Samantha… It is indeed the sort of outing you need to save for!!! We also made the mistake of not taking cash… The father person went to get cash while I ordered food for the kids – he took forever and we ate it, only to discover the bank machine wasn’t working – gulp!!! I sent the father person on a long walk about looking for a machine that was working… eventually he returned and saved the day but next time we will be a bit better prepared!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

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