Saturday was the day of the Agricultural Show in Aberystwyth. When I was little we always went to the show each year (I’m not sure why) but I think I used to enjoy them, so since the weather was so nice and Alan had a days mountain biking planned, Morgan and I decided to go along and see what all the fuss was about.
We didn’t get there until about lunchtime as Morgan had a swimming lesson first thing. A bit on the expensive side to get in, £6 for me and £4 for Morgan (even though it says £2 on the website!). I’m not sure what Morgan was expecting but I think it was some other kind of ‘show’ (at the theatre or something) as I think he was a little disappointed that we were in a field with lots of people milling around. The disappointment was soon overcome when he spotted the bouncy castle right by the car park and after a quick go on that we set off to have a look around. I knew it wouldn’t take us long once Morgan announced that he didn’t want to go and look at the horses or any of the other animals for that matter! Anyway, tractors were to save me and he was soon engrossed in a display of old tractors and steam engines (one was rescued from the bottom of a reservoir on the Isle of Man) and an ice-cream.
We were also supposed to be on the lookout for 3D shapes to take pictures of for Morgan’s homework and apart form the loud speakers (cones) and the steam-engines with cylinders for funnels we weren’t very successful.
I did manage to convince him to go and have a look at the sheep and cows and on the way back tot he car, via the steam engines again we bumped into Kai with his mum and dad. Thrilled to have someone to play with Morgan was suddenly more than happy to go and look at the sheep again before pestering to go back on the bouncy castle. He and Kai (and Kai’s mum) seemed to enjoy themselves and after a quick picnic (where Moragn who has never eater a sausage in his life decided to eat all of Kai’s) we popped into the chicken and duck tent. Morgan was more interested in the different sized and coloured eggs than the actually chickens and then we had another go on the bouncy castle!
I was planning on taking Morgan to the Royal Welsh Show this year but unless they’ve got a bouncy castle there I don’t think it’ll be worth it!
We still had a nice day and after a quick trip to Morrison’s to stock upon BBQ food we went home to wait for Alan and Steve and a well deserved BBQ for tea.
Photos below were taken by Morgan!