The Artist and Me at the County Show

Even though this is our twelfth summer on the island, Martin and I have never been to the annual County Show ~ until this year, when I volunteered to help run a stall promoting The Crafty Bees, in return for free entry. (Well there had to be some perks!)

During the afternoon my lovely husband turned up unexpectedly on his motorbike and ~ in between chatting and handing out information to prospective new members ~ I took a stroll around the showground with him, soaking up the atmosphere. 

It was a sunny day with a frisky breeze, so not too hot. There were classes for the ‘best’ animals, show~jumping competitions, a dog show, various displays, a Women’s Institute tent, fairground rides, food concessions, retail stalls and so much more.

The Artist took some snapshots of his favourite attractions on my iPhone, not realising that he’d I’d accidentally applied a colour filter until we reviewed them. I guess that’s one of the drawbacks of using a touchscreen in direct sunlight but it actually it suits the retro~vibe of the show, reminiscent of my 1950’s childhood,:

A vegetarian restaurant in a converted Routemaster bus ~ from which I bought a filling and very tasty (but not exactly traditional) lunch of nachos and veggie chilli.

Two Classic British cars and an early delivery van.

A pristine working stem engine.

A long line of tractors.

Maypole dancers ~ better late than never! 

No comment. (In fact this better NOT be a comment, Martin King.)  

LOL! πŸ˜‰

10 thoughts on “The Artist and Me at the County Show

  1. The photographs really do show a retro-vibe using the colour filter. It’s a nice little group until that pole makes an unwelcome appearance behind you. I’m sure the sun was in his eyes at that point.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. Yes, it was a ‘happy accident’, David ~ having been brought up in Radnorshire (by the County Vet) I really soaked up the agricultural elements of the show! πŸ™‚ (((Hearty Hugs))) x

  2. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Glad the weather cooperated and that you finally got the chance to go see this local attraction. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, Corina, we did have a good time. When we came to the island we visited several other annual attractions ~ the Garlic Festival, Steam Fair Cowes Week (famous yachting races) etc. Then it all became a bit ‘samey’ and we were getting on with house renovations and other activities. So it was great to get back into the fun stuff that’s going on in the community again! πŸ™‚

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