Hello there! I will start with my customary "Thank You" for the lovely comments that you left on my last post! It was wonderful to have a close encounter with a hedgehog!
We didn't get any more visitors - I think a frog, a mouse and a hedgehog were quite a variety of creatures especially when you add butterflies and bees to the mix. If you don't understand this statement please see the two posts prior to this one and all will be revealed!
On Saturday morning the OH was working. After lunch we discussed where we could go as the weather was glorious. We thought of re-visiting Hinton Ampner, a National Trust property and garden that we had visited on Fathers Day. We bundled into the car but en route we saw signs for the Alresford Agricultural Show. We had been previously many years ago when KP was very young. As we could visit Hinton Ampner another time and the Show is only an annual event it seemed a shame to miss the opportunity.
When we arrived we made our way towards the Main Ring.
Where we watched an amazing display by the heavy horses.
The horses and their drivers worked brilliantly together.
And entertained us for a good twenty minutes.
But a little voice (KP) kept piping up - "I'm sure I saw a sign saying that there was a Dog Show here!"
So off we went in search of the Dog Ring!
KP informs me that this is a Siberian Husky.
KP loves cats and dogs and can name dog breeds which I've never heard of!
I loved this one with its one blue and one brown eye.
KP informs me that this is an Australian Shepherd.
I loved this King Charles Cavaliers long ears.
And who could not think that this ones a character.
KP informs me that this is a Fox Terrier.
Another photo of the King Charles Cavalier!
A beautiful Labrador.
After watching the Dog Show for a while - someone wanted an ice-cream!
We realised that we had missed the Punch and Judy Show and that there would be a fairly lengthy interval before the next show - so we missed out as there were so many other things we wanted to see.
We went and had a look at the vintage tractors.
And some vintage vehicles.
They certainly don't make vehicles like this any more - I wish they did!
A car mascot. I understand why they don't have these on cars anymore - that they're dangerous should you be involved in an accident etc, but they do add personality to a vehicle.
We walked past some tents and my eye was drawn to the sign!
We went to see the cattle. Who's he poking his tongue at!
I love Highland Cattle with their long manes and curved horns.
Next we visited the goats. I love goats - they are such comical characters.
As always with goats they were trying to eat anything and everything!
I took quite a few photos of the goats. Sorry if goats are not your thing!
"I'm watching you!"
"Hey, where do you think you're going. Come back, you can't leave me!"
We asked KP where she would like to go next - "Back to see the dogs!"
KP thinks that this is a Lurcher.
When we arrived we saw the Child Handling Class. KP said "I could have done that if we'd brought Charlie and George!" She could probably have done it with George but not Charlie who has a complete mind of his own and would have been dragging her around the ring to go and sniff other dogs!
We then stayed to watch - The Dog Most Like Its Owner. I loved these two little girls who had their faces painted similar to their dogs and I particularly liked the youngest whose dog had been dressed in a similar outfit!
We stayed and watched a few of the other Novelty Classes before making our way home.
A really pleasant afternoon when we were least expecting it!
Today, it has rained on and off all day - a good day to sew name tags into a new school uniform!Not my favourite job but it has to be done - KP will be back at school in a few days time. There's nothing like leaving things to the last minute!
Until next time,