A very English outing was had on Saturday as I drove 2 hours north to a little (award-winning) country village called Eccleshall to exhibit for work at a county show.
A county show is really a country show, celebrating all things ‘country living’. We’re talking tractors, afternoon tea, attics full of junk and many many animals.
It was a bright and beautiful day. While the crowds were slow initially, I passed the time counting dogs and cats…
…and gave up pretty quickly! If you are ever deciding which pet to choose and need a closer look at breeds, just saddle up and head to your nearest county show. There will be more opportunities to scratch-behind-ears and be-sniffed-you-know-where then you ever thought possible.
There were multiple judged competitions. It was mostly your standard stuff, you know: dog parading, goose chasing, llama racing, cake tasting and afternoon-tea-tray presentation (!).
I got a real kick out of the saran-wrapped tray competition. Sadly, no one was there to share a laugh with me so I had to snort quietly into my cup of tea (beautifully presented, by the way).
I loved these flowers! Would be striking in a bouquet.
[Get it? Would strike you with its spikes and also look great?!]
Finally, who would pass up the opportunity to go in to the “Ferret Den”?
Not I. Never.
All in all, a fun day out!