Let’s go fly a kite (not)

Let’s go fly a kite (not)

Melplash Show proved again what a great day out it is. There is just so much to do and see; it would be easy to lose yourself there. For our second year we were in the Countryside field where the arena saw terrier racing, horse displays, ferret racing and falconry....
Lucky number three

Lucky number three

Chagford was a beautiful setting for a show, although as our landlady at the B&B where we stayed said “We have our own washing machine of a climate up here”. We took the opportunity to visit Castle Drogo and Fingle Bridge the day before the show so...
Rosette at mid-Devon Show

Rosette at mid-Devon Show

Winning the third place rosette for a trade stall was the icing on the cake for our first visit to the mid-Devon Show. The weather was lovely and thankfully not too hot in the mid-Devon Craft Guild marquee where we were located. The footfall was just right and after a...
Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

I decided to enter 10 classes at the Uplyme & Lyme Regis 90th Horticultural Show – the first time I’ve ever entered a formal show. On the morning this added somewhat to the work of setting up for the day. ¬†After an early tour of the garden and a rough...
Excellent Exeter

Excellent Exeter

The Exeter Craft Festival was amazing. Glorious weather, plenty of visitors, interesting enquiries, wonderful entertainment. It was a super family day on Saturday with kids running around, everyone enjoying the sunshine and some great entertainment from the likes of...