9 January 2006

A day at the races

This last weekend we went to the Bowral Agricultural Show. This is the season for Agricultural shows which normally have a variety of events such as horse and livestock competitions, gardening, races, entertainment, sideshows and a pavilion whereby all sorts of things are put on show and judged. It is sort of like a State Fair on a smaller scale for each town with a showground.
The Bowral Show was smaller than most and is just beginning to diversify from horse stuff with a small pavilion competition. We entered a variety of items in the photography, children's crafts (lego creations), cross stitch and cushion sections. The boys had Lego creations of their own design of a Mumakil (large Lord of the Rings elephant), and two Star Wars ships. They scooped 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.
We all won a collection of 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes (no money - just certificates). It was fun putting things in the show and having our work on display. Also it means we can write in our school diary "Craft - Done!"

The top picture is the best we could do to get Rose with sunglasses, but pointing was just not on her agenda!

We also took the oppotunity to watch some show jumping and other horse events but most of the interesting ones were on day two when we weren't there. I was able to have a good test of our new camera which can take some fine action photos! This horse and rider was caught in mid leap with hardly any blurring. Cool!

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