Just now I was watching The Americas Cup on telly, I'm definitely not a sailor, I don't have the stomach for it, but I was glued, or thought I was, the Kiwis almost capsized and I'd missed it - I'd nodded off! How middle aged is that?
The Show was a great success, I think, well no complaints registered, perhaps I was asleep??? !! The day before, Friday 13th was not quite so straight forward however, mainly thanks to Ellis Transport company who didn't deliver the BAS hurdles on Thursday as arranged and confirmed! You are named and shamed! Nikki and I, had a fantastic team of volunteers to set up - Sue, Ray and Lisa, Andy and Sally and Keith - we would never have done it without them. A couple of other hitches, well a hitch but no electrics on the new car, and a power cut before bed, which meant finding show clothes and car keys by candlelight, all added to the stresses of the day.
I'm one of those people who can never sleep if I know I have to get up early, with my 5.30 alarm set I had a series of nightmares, including running out of diesel on the way to the show ... etc.
Thank heavens it was a dry dawn and stayed dry for the day, but for a little drizzle now and then. Our team of Stewards Jay, Gary and Keith, did a great job, making the whole day run smoothly. Our Judge Nick Harrington Smith educated the audience and exhibitors alike with his oral reasoning. Congratulations to the Supreme Suri from Spring Farm Alpacas and Huacaya Hanley Hall Polaris.
With help from the exhibitors stacking their hurdles, for which we are extremely grateful, the marquee was soon empty again and we were driving off the show ground as the light began to fade.
Our own show team of 10 were all placed, with 2 Champions and 2 Reserve Champions and they are all back out in the field as if nothing had happened.
Now it's pouring with rain and windy and I'm going to watch or maybe sleep through Jane Austin..
|Intermediate Fawn Females - Melissa 3rd|
|Nick working his way through the Supreme line-up|