Friday, November 30, 2012

Kyneton Show 2012 Craft and Cuddles

I love a country show, the sounds, the sights, the smells. A part of my childhood to revisit.  We were very fortunate to visit the Kyneton Show the year that the Macedon Ranges Shire had sponsored a free kids zone, it made the day amazingly affordable ($25 for a family) and there was an incredible amount to do. The children were so busy they didn't even want to go on the rides, the sound of food and ride hawkers didn't have the desired effect of luring them in. Our kids hate a cacophony. They soon wanted to return to the peace of craft and animals.





 Magical recycled flowers that spin in the wind, wide eyed owls swooping, rainbow serpents with slippery smooth scales, gorgeous face painting by a talented artist, soft new ducks to cuddle, woolly backs to pat - leaving the scent of lanolin on our hands, a flying fox, a wedge tailed eagle with downy soft feathers and fierce talons, a saltwater crocodile, and that was just the morning.....more tomorrow.


  1. I wish my children were similarly noise adverse. The little one (Mr 3) in particular loves rides, Miss 6 less so as she is a bit scared by the rides themselves but she still wants to be in amongst the noise.

    1. I do feel blessed on such occasions, noise averse perhaps not so good at the music festival this weekend.

  2. I think your kids got the better wise of them. The owl and eagle are magnificent and the crocodile patting would have been an amazing experience too.

    1. noise intolerance can be a blessing, they are magnificent birds


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Margaret Atwood

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And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
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