Monday, 15 April 2013

Local Show Was A Real Winner

With the weather turning fine at the weekend we were finally able to do something outdoors. I went for a walk on Friday evening while Marion was at her Zumba class and snapped this photo of the Framlingham Country Show ground.

I thought I could see a face in the sky blowing the clouds away from the fair and perhaps signifying fine days ahead. Can you see it or is it just me?

We waited until Sunday to visit the show and were hugely impressed. There was a great variety of live singers and bands, a tremendous food festival, top quality stalls selling a wide selection of country related products as well as clothing and jewellery; on top of all this there were helicopter rides, a climbing wall and a number of fairground rides as well as a gun dog demonstration and a bloke being chased by a bunch of sheep - not forgetting an exhibition of local art works - some of them extremely good.

It's a good job we went to the cash machine on the way to the show  as there was so much good stuff on offer. We came away with this local produce plus cards from Africa and a case of wine. We were particularly impressed by some of the young entrepreneurs at the show - Scarlett & Mustards' excellent dressings, The Gamekeeper's Daughter's exceptional pies and Hedgerow Cordials' delicious drinks to name but a few - all made and marketed to a very high standard by young people. 

With the castle in the background there can't be another country show anywhere with such a striking backdrop.

Sheep racing

When we got home it was fine enough for us to open the bi-folding doors for the very first time and get a feeling for how things will be in the long summer days to come.

And as the day grew to a close we had one of those skies that was the reason behind buying this particular house. 

I'll leave you with a trailer photo for BBC1's  The Village - starring Maxine Peake as the Gorgon.  

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