Hello dear readers, lovely to see you! How would you like a bit of something to bring a smile to your face, rather than a colour fix, today?
And what do you think of the potato dressed up as a baby?! With a diaper! Don't you think it's hilarious? If not hilarious, well, pretty amusing then...........
I think this baby was meant to have that circle of tinsel on its head, as a halo, not on its face. Some wings would have been the finishing touch in my humble opinion.
Who would have thought that a square of kitchen towel could have looked exactly like a diaper, when wrapped 'just so' round a potato.
Maybe I'll go with the Crab idea.
This potato, craftily disguised as a Dalek, caught my eye.
A Dalek Potato, how splendid!
Or is it just that, if anyone was to get hold of a potato, and decorate it to look like something other than a potato, it's funny? Potatoes, I've discovered, can be fun.
So why isn't there such a thing as potato decorating parties?
Maybe there is. I just don't know about them. They do exist? Oh! They're for children only? Oh! Adults can only join in if supervised? Oh.................. I see, I'm too old.
The above photo is more my age group is it? Well, I don't know, I prefer the children's category.
(And just as an aside, was the person displaying these vegetables having a joke?!!! AND he got first prize. Maybe the judge was having a joke).
I had to put this cat picture in for all you cat lovers...................... is soooo sweeeet.
I'd love to own a cat that looked exactly like the one painted above.
A good use of plastic bottle tops in the miniature garden above, don't you think? A bottle top as a tiny table, and a bottle top as a fish pond, with Goldfish in it, or should they be Sharks? Toothpicks create the structure for the swing, which is very nice, but not as nice as those chocolate hundreds-and-thousands, that are meant to look like earth. It must have been so tempting for all those little eyes at table height, to reach their little fingers over, and gobble a tiny bit of 'earth'. As for the grass/gravel stuff, what do you think it's made of? My guess, and I'm sticking with it, is grated Cheddar cheese.
The grated cheese on the above miniature garden had been cleverly dyed green. I detect the input of an adult in this one, the wit is quite sophistacted for a young child, don't you think?
I had to show you this one. Potato disguised as a baby bird. It might not be as witty, or as funny as the potato diguised as a baby, but it sure is CUTE.
I agree with the award of first prize for this egg. Isn't it beautiful! So simple, love it!
Aaaahhhhh, for the summer months of entertainment, when we went to the Agricultural shows where all these photos of potatoes in disguise were taken. Heaven, I love them. And I miss them in the winter months.
About March time, Hugo and I start to wonder about the shows out loud, and we get quite excited about their imminent arrival. I'm getting a bit ahead of myself, talking about them now, especially as Christmas hasn't even gone by. I am quite simply, Not going to mention that word, Christmas. I'm wondering if maybe this year we need to get a real tree, rather than drag the fake one out of the attic, then I might start getting excited about putting up Christmas decorations. Or maybe I need to borrow a child, and be infected with some seasonal excitement. (I think I just heard lots of Mums shouting "you can borrow all my children for the weekend").
I bought our fake tree years ago, and it's still going strong. The reason I bought it, was that I hate to see dead, dried up Christmas trees abandoned infront of people's houses, after the Christmas season is over. It really does make me want to cry when I see the skeleton of a Christmas tree, lying in the street. I seriously, seriously find it distressing. BUT.................... I do love a real Christmas tree, there's nothing quite like it is there? the lovely smell. I know my in-laws always plant theirs outside when they've finished with it indoors, which I applaud. So I was DELIGHTED last Sunday, when I was watching Country File on the t.v. to see that a man has set up a company where you can hire a Christmas tree, one in a pot, that stays alive. You can even hire it year after year, have your family's name on it, and they look after it all year round, till the season of good will arrives. I'd have a real tree if there was a company near us doing the same thing. Untill then, I shall just have to carry on scrabbling around in the attic, and dragging our fake tree down a wobbly ladder.
This was meant to be a light-hearted post wasn't it?! Sorry, got a little side-tracked there, by my feelings for Christmas trees.
The Agricultural shows are often held in huge fields, set in spectacular landscape.
Like this dramatic setting. I tell you, I could bore you to tears with photos I've taken of the beautuful landscapes surrounding these events. But I won't.
And of course, there is always a 'refreshment' tent at these events, which is almost first place in the importance of things for us. The 'Industrial tent', where you see all the entries for the knitting, baking, flowers and veg and miniature gardens, and disguised potatoes, has to be first place in the importance of things, for me. The photo above shows the inside of one of the refreshment tents, I thought this was a particularly splendid one, because of the old-fashioned tables and chairs, which have obviously been brought out each year for a long time.
I took these last two photos whilst waiting for Hugo to get the tea and cakes. These refreshment tents are normally jam-packed, and it can be hard to find a seat, but we must have done that "let's go and get some tea and cake before seeing everything else" thing. In other words, lets get to the cake before everyone else does. So that's why the photos are looking empty of people.
One thing that scores loads of points, in my book, in these refreshment tents, is jam jars stuffed with flowers, sitting on each table.
Like these above. If this happens, I'm usually so happy and satisfied, the cake can be 'not very nice', and I won't mind. Flowers on tables at country fairs, make my day. The tables in these photos are looking a bit bare aren't they? Well, I forgave the tables for being bare at the time, because they were such nice tables, and I was sitting on a vintage chair. And I felt transported back to the 40's.
My system of scoring points for these events is very complicated, I know.
Would you like to see one more photo of potatoes in disguise? Yes? Oh gooody, this one is fab!
Now that's me done for today. Cheerio and cheers. Love Vanessa xxx