October long weekend means it’s town show time.
Do you have a show in your town? There’s something so comforting in a town coming together for an event like this.
Here in Australia, or at least in my part of Australia, the town oval functions for everything. Currently it’s being used for both the horse show-jumping and the dog trials. Football is over, cricket hasn’t begun. It’s the perfect venue.
And of course there are rows upon rows of entrants in the various ‘best of’ events.
I have never seen a judging of the cake section before but it’s exactly what you would think – lots of ladies first judging the ‘cut’ of the cake, then judging the taste. Just like they were on Great British Bake Off.
In such a crappy, hostile world ‘out there’, it’s deeply comforting to turn up to a day like this, know that there are people whose day may well have been made because they have been awarded ‘best egg’ or ‘best honey cake’.
At least I think so.