30 August 2008

Best viewed in black and white

When did the prizes at fairs become so terrifyingly garish? I think these would have given me nightmares when I was a child. In fact I think they may give me nightmares as a grown-up.

We spent an hour or two at the Quinte Exhibition in Belleville this afternoon. The busy part was a regular fair, with the usual rides and sideshows.

In the buildings around the fair were more traditional displays of preserves, fruit and vegetables (almost as good as those in the Emsworth Village Show (but not quite)):

There were cows too, a display of splendid chickens and a 'cuddle a chick' feature which Child #1 took full advantage of. I think the chick might have been rather traumatised by the experience.

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