Ok, peeps. This is my post about the Royal Melbourne Show. I realise that the show isn't everyone's cup of tea and I completely understand that. That said, I really like the show because of all the traditional show things - craft, scones, goats, spinning. I hadn't been to a show since my last Perth Royal Show which I reckon was twelve years or so ago. So that's how I'm justifying the ridiculously overpriced and politically fraught choice to go to the show. There aren't any pictures of animals in this post - if you want to look at things that aren't food, go here.
Sunday 20th Sept - Essie, Tash and I went to the show. My main interest was checking out the Arts, Crafts and Cookery hall and it was indeed awesome.
Most of the photos aren't superb but it is a bit difficult to get photos when there's crowds, glass and lots of stuffed crammed into cabinets.
It was interesting to see how many people won a bunch of different categories and has really encouraged me to enter next year.
Yes, one lot of cupcakes in the Schools comp are decorated like poo.
SCONES! Esther and I made a bet about the CWA selling Devonshire Tea before we left the house (i.e. there would be and we would eat some and if there weren't, I would make scones when we got home) and whilst I WON the bet, we didn't stop and eat any because the scone hall was packed.
How amazing is this gingerbread house?!
Whilst this gingerbread house is not exactly my style, it is pretty amazing as well.
SUGARCRAFT! BRAMBLEY HEDGE SUGARCRAFT!
We ate all the things you are meant to eat at the show i.e. fairy floss and donuts.
And because I am a benevolent baker, I baked scones we got home even though I had won the bet.
They were delicious.