14 September 2009

What a busy weekend!

We had a busy but enjoyable weekend this week. First we went to the Essex Country Show at Barleylands Farm in Billericay.

It turned out really warm and we had a great day. It was just a shame we didn't get to see it all in one day.

Sunday Richard and I did a boot sale to raise some much needed holiday funds and to make a bit of room for our new arrival who is due early February next year. We made a good profit and I actually enjoyed myself.

This year I gave myself a treat and held an owl. She was a European Eagle owl and weighs about 9lb (without feathers) so I was told. She had the most beautiful orange eyes and I even stroked her chest - but very carefully!

Here are a few pics from Saturday.

Leah and I enjoyed a ride on the carousel and she smiled the whole time!

There were lots of draught horses pulling traditional ploughs in the field, so here are a few of my favourites.

This one was called Ben and he even turned to the camera when I called him!


LizzieJane said...

What a fun place. How I envy you at being able to hold that wonderful owl, it was just so beautiful. Glad that you all had a fun time. Thank you for sharing those wonderful pic's.

TeddyBearsCottage said...

Looks like you all had a lovely time. What a great day out!

LissyLou said...

How funny!!! My son held an owl there too. Yes we do live close - your in Southend aren't you? I'm in Rayleigh xx

Joy said...

Looks like you had a fun time. Congratulations on your imminent arrival. How exciting. xx

Jenny said...

New arrival??? What have I been missing around here? I know I don't visit blogs enough these days but whoa! You turn your back for a few weeks and look what happens! Congratulations!