As well as lots of doggies at the fair, there were a couple of Llama’s mooching about
but most exciting, at least for me, was the birds of prey display. On the whole I do not like to think of birds being trained or caged, but the chap who owns the birds and did the display explained all about each bird. Some are endangered species, some are rescue birds, all are loved and cared for, and all are absolutely magnificent. I took loads of photo’s, but will try to restrain myself here 🙂
And that’s the end of our day out at the country fair.
Stay tooned for next time when we’ll be visiting the Pow Hill Nature Reserve on a sunny day up in Northumberland.
Sophie’s boyfriend, (can you be girlfriend/boyfriend over the age of 30/40 I wonder, maybe Manfriend would be more suitable) Mentat, came over from sunny Spain, to have a holiday with Sophie in rainy England, and we went out one weekend to visit Simonside Country Fair. We hadn’t done a country fair before so were excited at the prospect of dog racing, birds of prey, a pipe band and horses and hounds. All sounded like great photo ops to us. So off we went, and here are some pictures I took of the day.
There was a sheep show!
This chap was giving a talk on British snakes.
We visited the make, bake and grow tent and inside found a chap making wooden walking sticks with decorated handles
there was a competition for home made goodies, I wouldn’t have minded a tipple of the gin!
Outside one of the sheep was being roasted for dinner, (sorry veggie pals) and Mentat and I decided that was us sorted!
but when we went back at what we thought was lunchtime, it had all gone! They have early lunch in the country it seems.