On this free writing day, remember the words of author Anne Lamott: “I don’t think you have time to waste not writing because you are afraid you won’t be good at it.”
As part of work I was at the Royal Norfolk Show on Thursday, it was a crazy day and reminded me of the Borough shows my hometown used to do during the summer when I was a kid. I didn’t really know what to expect, I wasn’t expecting it to be a big as it was even though it’s held at the Showground. There was literally everything there, from buying your upgrades for your combine harvester to dog shows and funfair rides.
During my lunchbreaks was when the fun started, I got to explore!
I always assumed Alpacas sounded like horses, they made such weird noises it was really amusing to watch them eat. I’d seen some when walking along Skeyton, but never up close and personal.
Then there was the sheep who had the same curly hair, as myself which I thought was cool. I had never seen so many sheep in my life, let alone that many sheep all under one tent. I did find it funny how each sheep had their own pen, but did they want their own food? No they preferred to eat their neighbours, guess the grass is greener on the other side for all mammals!
These two were soooooooo cute! I wanted one each, especially the goats.
But not everything was cute, although the funfair rides were great landmarks to work out where I was in the showground as I didn’t have a map or guide. Everytime I saw this monster my stomach felt like running away. I’m not great with rollercoaster, or things that go upside down, or heights. Don’t take me to theme parks, past the intensity of Chessington please.
Now to leave this post on a bright note, talk about going out with a bang? There’s a freaking dragon on the bonnet! Although I had the nerve to take a photo, I didn’t really want to waltz up to them and ask them the price for a hearse like that. Like I said, there was all sorts at this event.
Will I ever attend again? Probably, it’d be nice to do it from a spectators perspective and not a work one. Plus it wouldn’t be a ridiculously long day.
I have no idea whether any of those photos are lined up.