Monday, 9 November 2009

The Royal Visit

We made an impromptu trip to The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair yesterday. We actually missed the royal visitors (Charles & Camilla) who opened the event on Friday, but we made our own Royal visit!

The event seemed smaller than in previous years, with fewer exhibits and less to see. I imagine this is a sign of the times, with people cutting back on show attendence. The vegetables were still there ~ with some prize specimens to be seen.

Seasonal pumpkins and glorious strings of perfectly formed onions. Wouldn't it be marvellous to hang a bunch in the kitchen?

And plenty of evidence of the year's harvest, with sheaves of grains ~ wheat and others.

It doesn't seem possible that it is a year since we last attended this event. Where does the time go?

I wonder what the next twelve months will bring and whether we will be attending another Royal Winter Fair...


Tracy said...

What beauty and bounty! Gorgeous photos, Marie... and glad you had a fun outing to cheer the weekend. Happy week, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

Heidi said...

I see you are back to blogging regularly Marie. I missed so much again. Another curly wurly fan here. I have not had one in years though.

Thanks for the idea of baking soda for my itching. I cannot get it here in Holland.

The fair looks so beautiful. It must have been a cheerful sight with all that color. I hope you will be attending next year unless you end up someplace else where there is another fair to attend instead. What kind of weather are you having there? I had no clues from the photos?

Hugs ~