So, just briefly today, a few pics of the local fair/show, whichever you prefer to call it, from the weekend.
I very much enjoy going to our local show, it is kind of a family event for us. My mum is on the organisation committee so we are guaranteed to run into her on the day, my brother works in sound and is also there each year, along with his family, who my girls take great delight in 'going off' with, exploring all that is on offer and learning which are the best (and those to mark as a not to visit again) places to spend their hard earned pocket money...
After arriving just as a torrential downpour hit, we made a mad dash to the nearest marquee to huddle for shelter. Luckily the 'shower' only lasted about ten minutes or so and we were then able to make our way to the craft pavilion, my favourite place in the whole event!
Fellow spinners were spotted and said hello to, a little chat and quick inspection of their goods for sale. I love the way people always stop and take a look at someone sitting and spinning...
..or weaving, too!
I am loving the knitted displays this year, so many beautiful works. Loads of inspiration too!
Alas, no entries is the preserve department from me this year. You can take a look at my previous experiences in this area here.
Saanen dairy goats. Aren't they just the sweetest things?
A venture into the poultry and cavies pavilion yielded some interesting sightings. Hubby was quite taken with these two inquisitive personalities..
Fortunately, being a rainy, windy day we were let off rather lightly in relation to the rides, thank goodness! Just a quick scoot through on the dodgem cars had everyone satisfied, including myself who was quite glad to be standing on the sidelines taking the photos..
Who can resist the animal nursery? Those kids are sooooo cute!
And because every mama needs a show bag, I could not walk past the intriguing drop spindle made, made I tell you, by my spinning mentor and friend..
I do love a new toy and found it most amusing on the journey home, while practicing on my new device, the lengthy piece of fleece I had ever so carefully pre-drafted, caught the breeze, flew across hubby's chest, past the steering wheel and made a beeline for his open window!! Thankfully we caught it just in time, but not before a good chuckle by all..
Do you support your local show? OR... do you spin on a drop spindle?
Perhaps you do both? Do tell!