POMONAL - Just a reminder about the last Pomonal Village Market to be held before Christmas, which is this coming Sunday. Inside between 9am and 3pm, as well as outside, you'll find heaps and heaps of modestly-priced goodies, many ideal for Christmas gifts. There'll be many plant varieties, from succulents - so right for this 'wet-one-year-dry-the-next' climate of ours - to bright and sweet cottage garden plants, gorgeous lush ferns and wonderful bird-attracting natives, hardy herbs, ground-cover plants and many vintage seed varieties for vegetables and flowers. By the gate, there's luscious fresh fruit and vegetables that get snapped up very quickly. There are literally thousands of good quality secondhand, pre-loved books, CDs, tapes, antique china and glassware, locally made sheepskin products, lucky dips, handspun English Leicester knitting yarn, fleece, shawls, scarves, etc., lavender and pot pourri sachets, native flower bouquets and alluring costume jewellery to suit all budgets. You will also find pre-loved clothes, jigsaw puzzles, tasty slices, biscuits, nut loaves and sweets including fudge and toffees, collectable clothes and manchester items such as quilts and tablecloths. There will be a bric a brac stall loaded with interesting, inexpensive items that were donated to raise money for the Hall Building Fund. You never know what you might find here. Also, to help with the fund, local ladies will be presiding over a sausage sizzle outside. Delicious morning and afternoon teas and tasty lunches are provided by Jackie and Tania in the kitchen at very modest prices. Paul Ruthven, who has been presenting his 'Lifestyle Centre' stall at Pomonal for some months now, asks the question - has the meaning of Christmas been lost? His stall out under the trees has lots of great children's Christian material such as books, DVDs and activity sheets, along with bibles, and books on health, parenting, etc., so come along and be surprised at his extensive range.