Adelaide Royal Show: Bringing Country to the City

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Last week we visited the Royal Adelaide Show. Shows are such a wonderful example of the conflict between healthy planet, healthy people, healthy home, and the reality of all the things that are causing us to drown in waste. They showcase healthy produce, home cooking, looking after the environment and family, with all of the crap that is out there making so many people so unhealthy – think fairy floss, dagwood dogs and supersized showbags full of rubbish. But it is always so fantastic to see the things people are making, growing and creating.

Heading in, excitement plus!

Heading in, excitement plus!

My son Maxwell, who had just come from his first ever school visit (a big day!) was totally focussed on three things:

1) Laughing Clowns (providing a large amount of totally unethical rubbish but genuine old fashioned delight)

Last count he did about 10 of these!

Last count he did about 10 of these! 

2) Animals

Patting the goat

Patting the goat

Brushing the cow

Brushing the cow

and 3) Driving the train

Driving the train

Driving the train

We were rather looking forward to seeing the farmers and their produce, what people are growing, cooking and baking, as well as sampling some goodies!

We did manage to squeeze the following in (with a large amount of whining in the background).

Amazing floral displays, fruit sampling and a little craft.

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We tasted the amazing Sumo citrus which apparently costs $10 per piece of fruit in Japan where it originates from and is being grown in the Riverland in South Australia at the moment but not yet available to buy – it was delicious!

There was more – such as the vintage dress I bought at the pop up charity op shop bus and the very bad shots on the basketball side show, but I was trying to be mindful and enjoy the day and not spend it looking through the lens. All in all a wonderful day!

Do you love the show in your state? Would love to hear and maybe see pics of your visit!

Helen x

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