Kenso Kids Every Thing Shop, Eastwood St, Kensington (outside Kensington Station).
What a gas it is making the acquaintance of the entrepreneurial spirits behind the Kenso Kids Every Thing Shop.
On this lovely and warm autumn afternoon I find (from left) Finn, Henry, John and Archie taking care of business, with their other partners – Greta, Marcella and Bessie – occupied elsewhere.
They tell me they’ve been in business for about a year, having moved from their home across the way to a beaut spot right outside the Kensington train station.
They tell me their enterprise provides pocket money but that they’ve also been “reinvesting in the business”.
They sell their own homemade brand of lemon cordial – 20 cents a glass or about $1 a bottle depending on size.
It’s a nice but rather mildly flavoured brew, quite sweet but a long way removed from sweet and sour extremes of lemonade of US or Middle Eastern extraction.
They sell the lemons, too, along with herbs from the backyard and eggs from the chooks.
The lads tell me that in deepest winter time it’s a matter of waiting for a fine day.
Today, though, they fully expect to be on the job still when the Richmond and Melbourne fans start returning from the MCG.
I like these guys’ style!