Friday, October 23, 2009

Country stuff

The Country Show opening was great: lots of yummy things, lots of fun activities.

I'm just trying to herd the cats into a box to get them down to the parental farm for the weekend -- parentals are in WA -- but Padge hasn't shown, and I'm afraid our departure may be delayed until he can be found!

So I haven't got time to write more, other than that BB won second prize in the cake comp for his Quince & Nut Cake and Bumblebee won second prize in the chook raffle, so I now have a very annoying rubber chicken squawking at me whenever he's home.

Photos next week, when I can get some from the gallery. I was -- ahem -- selling raffle tickets at a table, so missed out on a lot of the action. The drawing of the raffle was very fair though: we sold hundreds of tickets, and Bumblebee only had four in the mix. it was drawn by the child an artist not in the show!


Mummy/Crit said...

Once upon a time (1992, I think it was) I 'borrowed' a rubber chicken from a desk in the art school. We ended up needing it for longer than planned, and the original owner put up signs that said "have you seen this chicken?" with a hand-drawn pic of said rubber chicken. We had to leave a ransom note after that, and ended up returning her after the need had been satisified. All of which is to say, there's something about art school and rubber chickens.

Have a lovely weekend!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

yes, we had a resident rubber chicken for a while in the print room too. must be their inherent comedy value ;-)

oohh.. I keep meaning to tell you we met a horse called Padge down on the Mornington Peninsula back in September... he was white and bore no resemblance to a black cat whatsoever.

Poppy Letterpress said...

I ended up missing the show (baby issues), but good to hear it was fun!

Ampersand Duck said...

The art part of the show is still going, until COB on Saturday, and it's well worth a gander!

There are still posters for sale, too, so let me know if anyone's interested.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I dropped you an email about posters, didya get it?

also, I was just browsing the Doubleday book club and came across their blurb for The Gutenberg Revolution by John Man. part of the blurb quotes Stephen Fry as saying it's “clear, engaging, fast-paced and authoritative”.

really? has he actually read it? cos I could barely finish that book, it was a steamy pile of badly-written poo. have you read it?

Ampersand Duck said...

Yairs, sorry, just emailed back :)

I'm not joking when I describe myself as a dreadfully slack friend and relative...

I have read that book -- well, SKIMMED it. I thought it was a piece of poo too.

Anonymous said...

Had a lovley visit with Colonel Duck and Lady Duck on the weekend. The boys came for dinner. I was very lazy and ordered pizza,s.We heard all about Colonel Duck pizza oven, you made good use of it down there, I hear. It has got the boys thinking of making one at their place. It was lovley to have the time with Lady Duck with no other females here. Real quality. We went down and had afternoon tea with Uncle Doug and jenny, which was also great. I am beginning to like these smaller family gatherings. Love to all Aunty Lou

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

all good on the slack front, d00d, I can slack right back at ya :-)

also, vastly relieved that someone else thought it was stinky. it kinda makes me look sideways at Mr Fry, though, which worries me. I hate it when idols have feet of clay!