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Ekka 2015

21 Aug

This year we went to the Ekka with my sister and her daughter, my niece, Little Missy.

Isn’t she cute?

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Our first stop was to initiate Little Missy into the world of showbags.

She thought that was a wonderful place!

That’s a sugar high you can see on the kid’s face,

and she hadn’t even left the showbag pavilion!

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Showbag Pavilion is a favourite place for young and old.

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After stocking up on sugar

and stashing the loot in lockers,

we took Little Missy to see the animals.

She wanted to pat the piggies.

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At least she thought she wanted to pat the piggies.

When she got up close and personal with the piglets, she clung like a koala bear to Uncle Liam.

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She also had second thoughts about feeding the sheep and goats.

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Up close, they looked a lot less approachable than she had imagined.

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My little men happily fed the animals while the adults tried to coax Little Missy to pat the animals.

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Eventually, Little Missy found some animals she liked –

the cute fluffy little ducklings.

They were more her size.

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After the animals we checked out the exhibitions.

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I must say, we were disappointed with the quality and quantity of exhibitions this year.

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The rides of course were an important part of the day

…at least that’s what my boys reckon.

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And Dodgem Cars are their absolute favourite.

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Maybe we’ll have a third little driver in a couple of years.

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Until then, Little Missy had to be satisfied with a train ride.

She seemed to thoroughly enjoy it though.

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And after we mortgaged our houses and bought tickets, we went for a few spins on the Ferris Wheel.

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The thing I love about going to the Ekka with little people

is getting to relive things that my own men are getting a little too old to do.

Well not too old yet.

One of my men opted for a turn on the clowns.

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In the evening we enjoyed the arena events.

Little Missy enjoyed the sheep trials

and the horses.

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But when the noisy stunt motorcycles

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and even more awesome monster trucks arrived on the scene,

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Little Missy was none too impressed.

She fled back to her Mummy’s arms, pulled her scarf over her eyes and hid her face.

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My boys however came to life.

They thought the dogs and horses were boring

but the vehicles were brilliant.

(I totally agree with them!)

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Minutes later, we glanced down at Little Missy and found

that her day was just too big.

She slept through the rest of the events,

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and once again she missed the fireworks.

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But I think she had an excellent day,

as did the rest of us.

🙂

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Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Family Events, Family Life, Field Trips

 

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