Sunday, 10 August 2014

A Burley Good Show

Brace yourself - I have a lot of pictures to show you...

Last weekend, I spent a couple of days in the beautiful village of Burley in the New Forest. Every year, they put on the Burley Show, which I was delighted to discover is as close as one can get to a village fair in this day and age. It was a day of vegetable and cake-baking competitions, tombola's, tractor displays and - my personal favourite - dog shows. There was even a very impressive falconry display from the Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre! What more could you possible want from a day out?

Burley sign


Steam fair music

The Burley Dog Show

Burley dog show contestant

Doggie love

A Falcon

A falcon

A vulture

A flying vulture coming in to land

A Merlin

Following the show, we all went back to my bearded man's father's house to celebrate his wedding anniversary. They have the most beautiful garden, so I couldn't resist taking a few arty snaps of the incredible flowers and set up they have there.

In the garden

Robin and Ginny's beautiful garden

Beautiful flowers

Beautiful flowers


Magic the Border Collie

Delicious ice-cream cone cakes

If you've never been to the New Forest, I highly recommend a visit. Not only is it beautiful, but horses basically own the place and walk around completely freely! They also have some very tasty fudge.

How was your weekend?

Many thanks,

Swell Vintage