Saturday, 15 April 2017

From Special guest to waitress..........

What a few days.............we headed down to the Sydney Royal Easter Show.........had been wanting to go for years and the CWA that I am a member of won a grant and someone had to be there to receive the grant and give a speech........the speech bit i didn't get til I was well and truly locked in to going.........OMG I was so nervous about it but the ladies said it went well.....no one fell asleep and no one left so thats good........I had to drag out a dress and dust off the high heels - only have one pair.............
put my best manners on..........
they had some very special guests Linda Hurley the wife of the NSW Governor..........she is just delightful and so easy to chat with........
Sue Ryan (above) head of the Royal Agricultural Society Charity Brunch committee........this is a very small committee of 5 ladies (who I think are all RAS Councillors or wives) holding a fundraising brunch each year
Raising some serious funds from one morning brunch......
(Sophie Hansen, Natasha Maclaren-Jones, myself)
Sophie Hansen from Orange Australian Rural Woman of the year 2016 was the guest speaker. She is so passionate about social media and using this to tell your farm story, home cook, food writer.......visit her blog @ Local is Lovely
Natasha Maclaren-Jones is the first female whip in the state government.
It was such a lovely morning............they held a silent auction throughout the morning which also raise funds..........the food was fancy and lovely not what I can ever get in my home town..........I felt very spoilt.........it was an honor to represent my branch at this function and I can't wait til they start the project that we were funded for ...............
After a quick change of clothes to something much more practical and back into my RM boots I was off to the CWA tea rooms at the show.........these are so well known and very popular - there is pretty much a line up of people for tea and scones all day........people were very patient.....Fairy Girl and I worked out the front for the afternoon shift clearing and wiping down tables.....we never stopped..........I would definitely do it again......i'll make better plans for next year..........I just dropped in the afternoon before and asked if they needed help.........I tell you it is a hive of activity and everyone has there job to fill...........
Onto the crafts pavilion...........some of the quilts........
I found a Lucy Boston.........
this amazing cake was made from wood............it looked so real.........
recognised this quilt immediately as one of Carols @ Cherry Pie Designs patterns.....she actually knew the lady who entered it too..........
under 20yrs work...........
this circle blanket  was gorgeous...........nice to see one finished as I had seen a few of these growing online.............
We loved both these mini quilts..........the bottom one was about the size of a A4 sheet of paper..............
amazing flowers........
there is something for everyone at the show.............
I don't have any pics of the Man From Snowy River show but there was also camp drafting finals, Polocrosse, the above were motor bikes and utes doing crazy stuff...........
great fireworks display............
just got these on my phone..............
 the other thing for me that is a show tradition is the District exhibits.........made with produce from the areas..........



 it's been years since I went down but I can't wait to head down again next year..............Its still on until the 19th so go along.......the weather is great in Sydney this weekend.......
Catch you later............
Chookyblue............

29 comments:

  1. I'm sure you did a fabulous job - those pictures bring back so many memories...thanks Chooky.

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  2. Wow - looks like so much fun - you're living the life these last few weeks LOL! Congratulations on your speech - I don't think I could even wear high heels for longer than 10 minutes anymore LOL???

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  3. I bet you did a great job. Looks great thanks for pics of the displays. Enjoy.

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  4. Gosh what a great show that is! So much to see. You looked as if you were in your element!

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  5. What fun, Chooky. I'm sure you did your branch proud. You can do anything! I remember going to this show when we lived in Sydney many years ago and how good it was. Tomorrow we're heading to Bendigo for its Easter Festival - the world's longest dragon in the parade, art show, quilt show and just general good fun. Off to AQC in Melb. on Thursday. Life's good.

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  6. What fun, Chooky. I'm sure you did your branch proud. You can do anything! I remember going to this show when we lived in Sydney many years ago and how good it was. Tomorrow we're heading to Bendigo for its Easter Festival - the world's longest dragon in the parade, art show, quilt show and just general good fun. Off to AQC in Melb. on Thursday. Life's good.

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  7. Wow! Where do I begin.... ok well done for doing the speech and I am sure you did an amazing job, and also good on you for helping out at the tea rooms, I can just picture how busy it must have been! Oh those quilts are beautiful.... and that cake! Amazing! Love the exhibits.. makes me feel quite homesick! Thanks for sharing all that, I really enjoyed it... xx

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  8. I'm sure you did a wonderful job. I haven't been to the Sydney show since i was a little girl but still remember it. I go to the Brisbane show every now & again. Hugs, xx

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  9. Wonderful pictures...sounds like you had a marvelous time.

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  10. What a contrast you had in your day!! Your photos are amazing, looks like you had a wonderful time, I am sure your speech was fantastic!! Well done you! Love the show quilt photos and the crochet..that mandala blanket is amazing!! Love those district displays they are very clever.

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  11. That looks like an incredible show. Beautiful quilts and like you it was great to see a finished mandala blanket. xx

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  12. I am sure your speech was brilliant. What's the ptoject.

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  13. Looks like you had an amazing time! Congratulations to you and your group for your grant x

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  14. oooh! It looks like you had a wonderful time ... how great that we have a "celebrity" in our midst xx DO NOT envy you having to make a speech xx

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  15. What a great day Chooky and well done on giving a speech

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  16. It all looks wonderful. Thanks for showing us. You look super all dressed up - it suits you! Well done on the speech too.

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  17. Good on you for doing a speech, there will be no stopping you now, and lovely pics of the show, I havent been to the Adelaide one for many years.

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  18. Congratulations to your group looks like an amazing day, so many beautiful quilts !!!

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  19. What an honour and what an experience to have , looks worth going to that show and Oh! to find a finished Lucy. You have been a busy girl. Happy Easter

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  20. What a wonderful experience...congrats. Loved the quilts too. Glad you had a wonderful time xx

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  21. Looks like it was a fantastic show...your smile says it all, I love that Lucy Boston ...I'm sure your speech went well.

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  22. Just an amazing show. Bet you did well with your speech too!

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  23. oh well done you.... getting yourself involved like that and I bet you did great....
    Hugz

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  24. Just love the Sydney Royal - I was going to go this year but ended up working. I am planning on going next year for a few days (because you need a few days to really see it all and take it all in)and also helping on the CWA stand - huge tally of scones again this year - such a great effort. Love your photos of the craft pavilions so much exquisite handwork on display in there. The district exhibits are amazing each year - they are planned and pulled together over a couple of years - so good. I am a little jealous of your time down in Sudney!!

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  25. I haven't been there since I was a kid...I mayst make the effort to go again. Congratulations on your speech...it's always nerve wracking but I bet you felt fantastic after you'd finished!

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  26. What a fun time. You certainly made the most of your visit.

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  27. How exciting for you! I haven't been to the show for over 10 years!

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