the monday morning project is all about making the start of the week a bit lighter for Adelaideans. It is also an exchange, and chance for people to give a receive something without too much effort. And the monday morning project is also an opportunity for people to be a little bit creative, if only for a couple of minutes.
Our initial exchange idea was realised through the help of lost of friends. People offering thoughts, recipe books, trays, scissor-ready hands and a cargo bike! After all the preparations the day before such as creating the pinboard, making the signs and some late night muffin baking, we were ready to go.
Early monday morning the 29th of October we rode the cargo bike we borrowed from the Adelaide South West Community Centre towards Whitmore Square where the lovely Marjon was waiting for us. She works at the community centre and was there to support us and even had some warm coffee. Also, the beautiful French Cecile came to be a part of it all. A few people came along including a very cute little boy who was one of the first participants of the monday morning project, he drew a very artistic scibble. Soon we discovered that this location wasn't the best spot to be at because not many people were crossing the square, so we moved on to Victoria Square. Soon after everything was installed, people started to come up to find out what this big red pinboard was about.
There was the chap about to present his Honours thesis work, who chatted for a while to a lady who had on the weekend received thanks for her work as a local council member. The group of four French tourists who after some coaxing from our on-hand translator proffered some words. A man who spoke loudly for all celiacs when he wrote, across 4 cards: MORE GLUTTEN (sic) FREE FOOD. (Point taken, our muffins weren't much good if wheat wasn't your thing.)
Thanks to everyone who baked, wrote, cut, lent, enthused.
See you again soon!
the monday morning project.