Simonside Country Fair~August 2017~ birdy edition

Part 1.  Part 2. 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…

Simonside Country Fair ~ August 2017 ~Doggy edition

Part 1.   Of course everyone and his dog had a dog at the country fair, so it would have been rude not to photograph some of them.  They had time trials for dogs to fetch a little bean bag which was fun to watch That little doggy wanted the beanbag back when he’d done his run! They like to meet up they had a horse and hound display in the arena I was really surprised when the announcer invited everyone in to pet the dogs! Considering they are trained to hunt and kill, it seemed a bit odd especially…

Fraggle Report~ Simonside Country Fair~August 2017 ~ part 1

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! and sheepherders…