Well we had another early start on Sunday as we all set off to my parents for a day out at Great Eccleston Show in Lancashire. There is nothing better, I think, during the summer months than a day out at an agricultural show. They are full of crafty inspiration, lovely food, gardening stuff, animals and all sorts in the main ring from cattle judging to a bit of tug of war. So if you've never been to one you should give it a go. And we really should support them as they are starting to dwindle in number. We used to attend the Royal Lancashire show as children but after a change of venue and difficulties with the weather it hasn't been on since 2006 which is a real shame.
So we packed into a couple of cars with my parents and sister plus her family and off we went. The sun was shining honestly (it doesn't look like it in that photo) but little L still needed a blanket!
It is a great show not too big or small. There's lots of animal's which little L was enthralled by and she wanted to touch everything. I must admit even though I grew up surrounded by farms and animals I didn't get too near the cows with her. Little L just loves animals especially our dog (a big soft Golden retriever) who puts up with endless patting, pulling and prodding.
Beef cow judging (Limousins I think)
Super cute goats
The local hunt showing off their hounds
And there's the tractor pulling which is great to watch and really attracts a lot of people
And a bit of sitting in the sun for me
It was lovely to have a day out all togged up in waterproofs, wellies etc and not need them. I think I actually caught a bit of sun! I really hope the weather picks up generally as we are going camping in a few weeks and whilst we have endured many wet and windy camping trips before we have never had a baby crawling around with us (not that we crawl!).
The next show we will go to hopefully is the Westmorland show in September which is a lovely show in the lake district, but that's ages off!
Bye for now