No posts for ages, then two in one week! We spent our weekend at two different shows. Saturday was the Kenilworth Show, and Sunday was the Rutland Country Show.
Chris was just a little pleased with the award!
We had a busy time at both, but Saturday bought a lovely surprise when we were awarded the 'Best in Show' trophy. We had an absolute nightmare setting up the gazebo in the morning with the wind, so things weren't really looking their best, but that didn't seem to bother the judges. We didn't even know that we were being judged, but at the end of the day, the panel came along and presented us both with the trophy. We were surprised to say the least, but absolutely thrilled! We got to bring the shield home, and then it will go back to be engraved with our details before being returned to us.
As you can see by the photograph, by the time we got the award, the tent was looking very sparse indeed! Chris had spent the afternoon sitting in the back of the van threading garlands before passing them out to me to be sold, so once again the new van proved itself to be very worthwhile indeed. I don't think we ever intended to use it as a travelling workshop, but there you go!
This coming Sunday we will be at Cosford Air Show, giving us Saturday at home to make a bit more stock. The following weekend we can be found at the Three Counties Show in Malvern, which is a huge event spread over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fingers crossed that the weather will be nice and a good weekend will be had by all. Come down and see us if you can and don't forget that a full list of where we will be can be found on our 'Upcoming Events' page on our website.