The Melbourne Show....roll up...roll up...

Maybe it's the fact that I have the house to myself for the first time in over three weeks...or maybe it's a hormonal thing (nah) or maybe it's just because...? 
Whatever the reason...I'm in a carnival mood...the music's turned up loud (can you still hear me?) 
I'm dancing around...well not quite at the moment obviously...that would be a little tricky whilst typing...
but you get the gist...I'm a happy bunny to have my space and time back even if it is only for a few hours! 
So let's have some fun....
Let me show you the Melbourne Show that was one of our day trip visits....
I did intend to post this whilst the Melbourne Show was actually still running but hey things happen and when you are high tailing it all over the state...time and internet don't always allow.
So here we are a little late but my second name is tail-end Charlie after all...
  (just a little interlude here...are you impressed with my photos?...see how I think of you Wink
I thought I'd use picmonkey to create a collage so that you won't have to wade through tons of pics ~ thanks Tracey for the idea and hey it was peesers!)

I have to confess right up front here that I don't particularly like fun fairs...call me weird but that's the way it is...I never even liked balloons at birthday party's when I was a tot. 

But first let me explain why we decided to visit the Melbourne Show if I didn't like fairgrounds...
Well when we lived in Cheshire, England way back...we would visit the annual 'Cheshire Show' and it was fantastic. I have such wonderful memories of brilliant days out. It was more of an agricultural event and would only cover a few days (not like Melbourne which covers 10 days)
...so upon hearing that Melbourne had a similar show we decided to pay a visit. 
Immediately upon arrival I knew this particular show was going to be different than what I had expected...hearing the music blasting (no problem there I can cope with that) stall holders shouting through microphones trying to drag in punters, squeals of delight from on high as people where flung every which way...I knew that it wasn't really going to be my cup of tea.
I mean seriously...I just don't get the idea of flinging myself upside down and inside out until my last meal reappears...because let me tell you it would!!!
I remember when I went on a school trip once which included a big dipper ride as part of the so called 'fun'...anyway I remember the teacher accompanying the group wasn't too keen on going on the ride either but for some reason that has always escaped me we decided that we should face our fear and just do it together anyway!
WRONG!!! 
When I was finally still although I use that term loosely because I don't think my stomach landed for a few days...I had to prize my finger nails out of the teachers arm....
I'd make a bet that that particular teacher has never ever been back on a roller coaster again...likewise! 

So let's move away from the fair rides to another kind of ride that I imaged to be at the show...

Then of course there has to be a dog show that I obviously had to check out...
From the unbelieveably large to the tiniest...
The St Bernard wore a very fetching dribble bid (yuk) but obviously out of necessity...
one shake and you'd dripping from head to foot.
Then the hairy kind...who would have far too much grooming sessions for my liking...
I have enough trouble putting the comb through my own hair!
Then the teeny tiny chap...I think he was checking that all his followers of his blog were getting all the gen about his latest awards and rosettes...he's very intent on the ipad! ^..^

Then onto the country fair...and all the animals on the farm...
I'll just attach the photos here because I have to warn you there's quite a few...
Seriously how cute are these critters....
The Alpaca family
I'm seriously taking far too much of your time so I'll just group the usual farmyard together....
I'm sure you've all seen sheep, ducks, goats, and cattle before....
 I can just see the caption on the top right photo here...
'Hey Gertie does my bum look big in this stall?'

 Now that's a serious hairdo for the show...and the turkey certainly knew when the camera was anywhere near...strutting his stuff in fine style 
(by the way Happy Canadian Thanksgiving this last weekend ~ I just remembered ;D)...
and obviously someone got very nervous on this last pic when the judges appeared...
they just couldn't help themselves! 
This chap seriously can chop wood...he chopped this log in half within what seemed a few seconds.
(No jokes or smutty inuendo's here please!)
And just a few more cuties to finish....

 Hmm...I think I really should have put a warning at the start of this post...it does go on doesn't it?
Oh well...so that was some of the fun at the fair....
I hope you'll visit your local country show next time there's one in your area....
they're a brilliant way for the town and country to mix.

Happy Monday everyone ~ let's hope this week is a good one...and if not just take a deep breath and smile
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Catch you later