Monday, November 8, 2010

Orange Country Fair & Wool Expo

Yesterday we spent some time at our local Country Fair and Wool Expo. It was a great day for it, not too hot and not too cold, I still managed to get sun burnt though : (

 Our local historical group organises the event and money raised from it is donated to the community. This year they had approached our school with a request to assist on the day and in return they allowed us to have a BBQ stall along with some information displayed about the school. We will also receive a donation from the funds raised on the day.

There were some great displays and the old machinery caught the boys eye. 

I also found lots of great stuff to look at.

Unfortunately we were not very organised and we didn't have a great deal of cash on us. So I just enjoyed looking. I could have bought lots of lovely things though!

We helped out on one of the gates for a couple of hours. You can see my boy is getting so big and he did a marvellous job!

He does need a haircut though, however he likes it long and I am trying to pick my fights ; ) and I am sure once it gets hot he will get sick of it.

While we were doing our stint on the gate we were fortunate enough to have some musical accompaniment! We did feel very special!

It wasn't just for us though, we had a special guest, the Governor General arrived! In my lack of knowledge and preparation I tried to snap a photo on my new phone and this was it! Oh well, I think she was in there!

I was thinking that I would try and do a regular post on where we live, what do you think? Would you like to participate and share about where you live or would you be interested in seeing more of my beautiful home town?

Have a great week everyone and thanks again for your prayers and concern for my health. I am well enough and just playing the wait and see game at the moment, so there is nothing new to report!



  1. Sounds like you guys had a great day out.
    I would love to see more images of Orange its such a pretty place with so much history.
    I would consider joining you in this as Maitland has so many wonderful events & incredible historical homes & buildings it would be an endless topic!!

  2. Hi Nellie, so glad that you are well at the moment. Have my fingers crossed for you xxx!!
    Isnt it funny how the boys are going through this awful long hair thing! Jack has had his longer for ages, Seb likes to be the same - I Hate it!!! They always look so scruffy (in my mind!!) Hope that nice neat short cuts come back into style very soon!!!
    I would also consider joining you! and would love to see more of where you live! definently.
    big hugs and smiles nellie, thankyou for such a fabulous post again!
    Laura xxx

  3. Hi Nellie, my husband visits Orange now and then for work. He says it is a lovely town and that I would like it. I would love to see more of Orange. I am winning on the long hair front at this stage but he is turning 13 this weekend and all of that may now start to change as we enter the 'teenage' years - scary stuff, I hope I pull through.... Glad to hear you are well and smiling! ;-)

  4. Looks like a busy but fun day Nellie! I'm glad to hear you are doing well too xx

  5. Nellie I am so glad you are back. I missed you. My boy asked me to make him a hair appointment the other day. I nearly fell off my chair and had great trouble keeping my mouth shut. Bless em! Would love to see more of Orange and it's surrounds.

  6. Looks like a fun day. Love the look of the old machines and vehicles.

  7. Hi Nellie,
    You look like you had a great time, Love that you have an Orange county, we too love close to our Orange county in California.
    Enjoyed your post and nice to see you back, and blogging.

  8. Oooop's I meant to say we tooo! live close to an Orange County in California :)

  9. Sounds like a great day! I would like to visit the OC fair sometime!

  10. My husband would have loved all that old machinery :) Looks like a great day out - I'd love to see more of where you live and think it's a great idea for future posts x