Fair Play

What good it does to go unplugged for a while. Even if the un-pluggedness is due to a computer issue that really irks to the bone! On the plus side, I have learned that I am a whole lot more productive on the home front when unplugged, and have, in general, a feeling of calmness about me.  These things are good to know, right?

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!


  1. Ah, it's good to hear from you Christine. I have missed your posts. Though it is good to have a break from blogging everynow and then , I find I get much more done in those times and therefore more to blog about later.
    I like how you headed over to the chickens and goats even though you have them at home .... we do the same thing when we go to the show.
    Sounds like a lovely country show to go to, I am glad you all had such a nice family day out .

  2. What a beautiful fair:)
    Thank you so much for your parcel, I really appreciate it, I sent you a message on your Etsy shop a short while ago.
    Have a lovely week,

  3. I love the fairs,some are better than others around here. I always head to the craft shows myself, sometimes I find some thing great, other times I just get inspiration. Can't go any where there are dodge 'ems and not ride that was always my favorite

  4. I am not really a Fair type person, but i do love our annual Show we have 1 week after the sydney royal easter show.

    Belonging to a Spinninggroup, we all support the show by entering in
    our sections. Also it is a busy 5 day exercise, but great none the less.

  5. Snap! I think the same clown booth was at the food fair we went to last weekend! Looks like a fun day, Chris! :)

  6. I enjoy the local show and it was an annual family event for us growing up too. I'm also a spinner on both wheel and drop spindle, preferring the spindle probably because it was how I first learnt to spin.

  7. I love local craft shows - and I agree that there is something particularly enticing about watching someone spinning yarn. My sister does this, so that she can make her own specialist yarn for knitting and crochet. I'm not so inclined to crafts but maybe one day....

  8. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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Hi there, so nice of you to stop by! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I love hearing what you are up to. Christine x

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