Cotswold Sunshine

Last year this happened.

This year…..

this happened

I love the unpredictability of an English Summer.

Wimbeldon? Andy Murray? Could he?

The British Lions? Could they?

All questions which we pondered whilst enjoying the glorious sunshine at The Cotswold Show, in Cirencester park, Glos.

@cotswoldshow if you happed to twitter. # picnicbaskets

Don’t ask me what it means, I’m far too old to understand.

The were A LOT of people there on both saturday and sunday.

There were loads of dogs too and a definite favourite and Saturday’s Dog of the Day was “India” seen here with her winning rosette

She was pretty hot and took a cooling rest in the shade of our trade stand.


Barty & I were sleeping in our van, both Friday & Saturday nights, which meant cooking up a gourmet dinner on our camping stove

(chilli that we had pre cooked!!, for night one and M&S curry in a tin for night two – we know how to live, eh?)

and drinking far too much wine for our own good. Well, it was a lovely evening. Infact both Friday and Saturday were. Hic!!


There were some great trade stands (Bartys Trading excepted).

Those bags, in the last photo, are brilliant. They are made by recycling used builders bags. You know the ones a ton of sand arrives in.

DDQ STUFF is the company, check out their website.

On top of the masses of things to buy there was loads of entertainment to watch.


Fools in the air…

fools in the fire

and out again…

Plus people on carriages

But if you want to see some real class then check out Benson and his carriage.

Bless him. He even has his own You Tube Site.

Benson and his owner Peter share a diferent type of life, but live it to the full.

Have a look, I think you’ll agree he just has to be Sunday’s Dog of the Day.


We had a good show but, apart from us, there was one stand that was sooooo busy that by early afternoon there was a 30 minute wait to get served.

This guy was weaving Dragon Flies out of willow.

They were everywhere. So many were spotted being carried around the showground. Even we bought one.

You’d be suprised how many people wanted to buy our one, as they didn’t want to wait in line.

Sorry mate, he’s coming home with us.

So, there we are . A great two days of trading in the sunshine.

Many thanks to Jackie and her team for running such a classy, well organised event.

Oh yeah, and well done Andy Murray and the British Lions.

Not a bad weekend after all.