Saturday, 27 July 2019

Three Go Adventuring

What a beautiful day it was yesterday here on the Isle of Lewis.  The sun was shining reaching a high of 23 degrees so not too hot, but with a slight breeze that kept the midges at bay.  The perfect day for a adventure with our neighbour who is on school holidays at the moment.  Her Mum is not well  so we helped out and gave her a break for the day.

First stop Stornoway for a stroll around the harbour and some shopping.  Then onto Cameron's our favourite chip shop for a hearty lunch.



A stroll back to the car and off we went again this time back across the moor to the Barvas and Brue Community Centre, where the 37th Westside Agricultural Show was been held.


As we entered the hall it was buzzing not only with people but with so many amazing exhibits from flowers, vegetables and eggs to craft work and so much in between.  How I wished I had looked into this marvellous event prior to yesterday I would have entered some of the categories.  Let me take you on a little tour around the hall.




The Fashion and Textiles (wool) section was one of my favourites there was some talented knitters and so many sections from socks, bonnet,adult Aran sweater, matinee set to shawl or child's sweater.

The baked goods were a delight to see and once again so many sections to enter.  Our little friend wanted to taste them, her theory been 'how did you know which was the best if you can't taste them'  never a truer word said.  The sweet craving satisfied when we went for afternoon tea later in the day.




There were many sections in the Horticulture remit best worked croft, best vegetable plot, best garden and best polycrub, polytunnel or greenhouse.  Maybe something to work towards for next year.  There was also a variety of sections within the flowers and vegetable which seemed popular with entrants.





There were many other sections which included artwork and photography but there were too many people around to get photos.  There are some very talented people on this Island, the standards were high.

Outside there were many tents hosting a variety of stalls which were fun to walk around.  I must admit it became more of a social event as we chatted our way around, what a joy it is when you know so many people and have been accepted as part of the community.  Our little friend enjoyed the clown and was a great admirer of his skills with a balloon and juggling bags.




Maybe I should make her some juggling bags she may have a hidden talent and she certainly enjoyed the challenge of juggling.  There was vintage cars to admire and lots of machinery which always interests Gerard.  Our friend enjoyed posing and having fun teasing him.



The animals were a delight with numerous breeds and categories for both sheep and cattle.  Not forgetting poultry hen, cockerel duck or drake.







A great but tiring adventure.  I do hope you enjoyed a glimpse into our day as three go adventuring.

See you soon.

38 comments:

  1. What a fabulous day out. I do love an agricultural show and this one look to be very well attended with some wonderful exhibits too. I'm definitely with your little friend, I'd want to taste the baked goodies too.

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  2. Looks like a great day out. Next year you'll be there again, I have no doubt, maybe collecting a few firsts?

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  3. What a wonderful show! Such a pity you didn't any of your lovely things as I'm sure you would have won a lot of prizes.

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  4. A fantastic day out, and so nice for you to get some sunny weather. X

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  5. What a wonderful adventure! Now you know about it you'll be able to enter some of your wonderful crafts next year! Best, Jane x

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  6. Probably just the right weather, not too hot for strolling.

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  7. What a great day! I’m sure that your friend enjoyed getting out for the day and I am sure that her mom appreciated the time to rest. Hope that she is feeling better soon.

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  8. Thank you..it is easier to read now! What a wonderful display of interesting articles, plenty to choose from.

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  9. Thank you for the tour! I would have loved to spend that day with you :)

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  10. A nice day well spent !!!!
    Great pictures !!!
    Have a lovely weekend !
    Anna

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  11. What a wonderful day out MM, so glad the day was warm for you. You should definitely plan on entering next year in several categories, I'm sure you would come away with prizes. Oh and all the food looks scrumptious x

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  12. What a wonderful adventure!

    And a wonderful day out, for your little friend!

    It is delightful to see her smiling and having fun, after a while. Oh yes.

    With her mom not well, I'm sure she really needed this break. And you were sweet, to give it to her.

    ✨✨✨✨

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  13. I think your little friend may want to adopt you after such a lovely day. Hope her Mum is fine now.

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  14. Oh, that looks like to much fun. The knitting looks wonderful. I love all of the animals, too.

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  15. Looks like a great time was had by all.

    God bless.

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  16. I do love an old fashioned agricultural fair. We used to have just such but now entries have dwindled and young people want more exciting things so it has changed to carnival rides and demolition derbies and such. Oh well, I'm glad you had a good time and so did your sweet neighbour.

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  17. I would have loved to visit the fair, how interesting with so much to see. Bless you for helping out and letting your neighbor have a bit of a rest day.

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  18. It looks like a lovely day at the fair! So nice for you and your husband to share the day with your friend. I'm sure her mother appreciated your kindness.

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  19. Oh what a wonderful time you must have had. It looks very, very similar to our county fairs here in the U.S. I love the fair and all of the exhibits, but my favorite is always the needlework. The needlework talent was lovely at your show and I understand why your friend wanted to taste those sweets. They all look wonderful. How could the judges ever choose a winner?
    I'm so glad you took your neighbor with you. You can see the delight in her face and I know it warmed yours and Gerard's hearts too.
    Next year I'm sure you will enter some of your lovely makes and take home lots of ribbons. There is always so much to see and do at the fair and I thank you for sharing yours with all of us. Across the ocean, things are still so similar. We have more things in common than differences. I wish more could see that.
    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday Lorraine.
    Blessings and love,
    Betsy

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  20. Lovely day out and great photos. The joy in your little friend's face is delighful to see:)

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  21. Seeing this makes me want to have fish and chips for breakfast! Great day out you all had.

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  22. I love going to agricultural events, especially when they have animals to see!! So many great displays there for you to look at and take in. What a lovely day you had to enjoy your adventures! xo

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  23. I would like to go there! The baked food, horticulture, the animals, the clowns, all the pictures are wonderful! Thanks for sharing !

    Cheers, Sandra

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  24. Re: your comment on my post, about Loving Old Fashioned Blogging... Thank you so much, for loving it too!

    Just look at this post of yours. You could never convey this, in a pic in IG.

    Long may Old Fashioned Blogging live!!!!

    Gentle hugs,
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  25. I'll have a piece of each of the pies and desserts please! Looks like so much fun!

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  26. That was certainly a very nice day of adventuring to share with your young neighbor. She really seemed to be having a grand time. Meanwhile, all those baked treats would have made me hungry for samples.

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  27. Lot of adventure packed into one day. I would be so tired too. I must say the baked goods looked so good! I love events with the grandchildren such as this.

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  28. Always lovely for adults to see the world through younger eyes and for young people to have friendships with older generations. The juggling bags seem like a great idea.

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  29. What a fun-packed day the three of you must have had! I really think you could have done well in several of the sections. Next year's event is one to remember, for sure!

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  30. An interesting outing for the 3 of you and I am sure the happiest will be the youngest. I am sure her mom really appreciated you giving her a break to rest and keeping her daughter occupied with a wonderful outing.

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  31. Wow.. what a huge fair.. and so many wonderful things on show! I hope you enter many of your wonderful things next time. Thank you for your kind comment on the loss of my sister.. her funeral is on Saturday and I'm stressing about it. ((hugs)), Teresa

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  32. We have a similar fair here on Long Island in September. Now you know that you can enter some things next year. How nice that you took your young neighbor out for a fun day.

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  33. It looks like you had a fun day out with your little friend and hope I that her Mum is a lot better now. You should enter some of your crafting items next year. Lots of talented folk in your part of the island community and you are now one of them. It must have been interesting to see the farming world and animals on show at the event too.

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  34. I love events like this and never miss one if it takes place here around or around Brussels. There are so many things to look at and sometimes I find a real bargain. Was certainly a lot of fun for you !

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  35. Such a lovely post.
    I did enjoy all of your photographs showing this brilliant event.

    All the best Jan

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