Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Out and About

Now that the sting has hopefully gone out of the weather there are lots of local events.  Late February through to early May sees multiple events every weekend, and of course, we like to get out and about and join in the fun.

On the last weekend in February we hopped in the car and drove out to the Sofala Show.  This is always a great little show, but we haven't had the opportunity to go and visit for over ten years.  The weather was forecast to be wet in the afternoon, so we headed out mid morning.

Here's a bit of what was on offer.

We had seen this much when we had a short sharp shower.  A good time to check out the pavilions.

The rain cleared for us to sit outside and have our lunch.

It was a nice warm day, without being too hot, so ice creams were on the menu.

It was just after this that the skies really opened up.  The show has very strong horse events, but we didn't get to have a look as it was too wet. Time to go home.

The sky was rather dramatic.  We heard from friends that it continued to rain for most of the afternoon, which was very welcome.  We had about half an inch in town.

In summary, the show was still a good little country show.  I think exhibits were down on our previous visit, but that is the trend across the board.  People we spoke to said there were less stalls, but a good crowd of visitors.  The weather forecast may have kept some away and we did feel for the stall holders, as the rain was very heavy.  Hopefully it won't be ten years till we visit again.

Last Sunday we hopped in the car nice and early and headed out to Oberon.

It was a glorious morning, with mist in the valleys and on top of the hills.........which included Oberon.  It wasn't long before the fog cleared to reveal a glorious day.

Our destination was the Oberon Swap Meet.  This is a lovely little swap meet.  It isn't huge, but you still find some interesting bits and pieces....and free range eggs.

This Model T Ford runabout was rather tasty.  Apparently it was imported from the USA about 10 years ago.

I had thought about having a stall, but Mick has been starting work at stupid o'clock each morning lately, so an extra early start on the Sunday was abandoned.  It was still nice to go out for the drive and catch up with lots of our friends that had the same idea.

We'll have to see what other outings we can fit in over the next couple of months.


Anonymous said...

Hi Janice 2 lovely events you got to go to,love the pic of the black sky,you look quite green up your way ,we are looking as dry as down our way.
Love that Model T Ford and what a shame you didnt get to have a stall,maybe next time xx

Jenny said...

Looks like a great trip for you. Hope you weren't on the bike.

Gail said...

I love those small local shows! Such fun. Keep enjoying the sleeping later on Sundays!

Chookyblue...... said...

I love country shows....... The heat is giving its last hurrah this weekend here..... 38 forecast...... To hot to be in the chookshed......

Jenny said...

What a lovely show, getting to see the quilts and other handcrafted items. Just love the embroidered apron, that type of work is certainly a blast from the past, typical granny or great granny stitching.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love a country show! Shame for everyone with the weather but when rain is needed badly you don't want to grumble do you. Loved sharing your days out xx

Fiona said...

a fun couple of days, country shows have a specific charm about them....

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

What a fun day you had! It's been so long since I went to a country show... I just love all parts of it.. thanks for sharing the photos and reminding me of home :) xx