Sunday, September 18, 2011
the silver city show
It was with some excitement as we anticipated the arrival of the Silver City Show. But alas, I think these country fairs are not like they used to be in their heyday. We planned to go in the morning with all the other families with babies and toddlers in strollers. Except ours is never in one and runs crazily around from one tacky store to the next. He had a ball. First ever carnival ride and the must have face paint.
I did feel sorry for the nursery animals. I had to tell the attendent that he must get those chickens out of the hot sun. They were panting. It occurred to me those baby animals have to stay there for the whole 3 days, and from 10 am to 10 pm they have people and children trying to play with them and they get no sleep. Let alone the bright lights and the fireworks creating stress and fear.
But it is all supposed to be in good fun I know.
And also the cost. A family of four told me they spend $200 for the few hours they are there. I won't even talk about the food stalls.
But you gotta love the pavillions of all the best craft, cakes, best vegies ( the caulifower won first prize) and all the school displays.
There was one decent stall that had second hand pieces. I could have gone a bit silly, but we need to think how we are going to get all our things home. However I could not go past some Bakerlite. They were such a bargain.
The rest of our weekend has been popping around some local garage sales raising funds for Somalia. Visiting the Train Museum, eating out and lazing in the park. This afternoon we are going to the screening of Babies at the local cinema. I have been finishing off my bunting and trying to pull it all together. Thank you so much for your kind comments of encouragement. I hope the lovely person likes it.
Here's to having time to be with each other, making, eating, playing and being happy.
p.s. I am having trouble with my internet and have been trying to visit many of my loved blogs but cannot load or sometimes comment. I will keep trying. Hopefully see you soon.