October 22, 2011

The Show and Donuts

Filed under: Idle Ramblings — pearsey @ 4:17 pm
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Well, it’s that time of the year again. It’s Show Time! For longer than I can remember and longer than I’ve been alive, we’ve had a highland dancing competition at the show. In fact, Mum used to dance in the show comp when she was young, so it’s been a long time…

I remember when we were young, we’d have a public holiday for the show – so no school – and Mum, Nan and my sister and brother would go up to the show, help Mum and Nan set up their flowers in the flower comp, then take a look around the show.

Then on the Saturday, the day of the dancing comp, we’d have the comp, on the back of a truck, then we’d hang around to collect mum’s and nan’s flowers and have tea from the Gillies pie stand, then stay for the fireworks. And we’d always have to have some jam donuts. Well, as we got older, Mum and Nan stopped doing the flowers, Nan has passed on, and we no longer get a public holiday for the show – and no longer care enough about fireworks to stay and watch them!

But one thing hasn’t changed – when you go to the show, I gotta get jam donuts! So today, after the dancing comp and a quick look around the photography exhibit, I headed off to get some jam donuts. Sadly the jam donuts are just not as good as they used to be, they seem to be going a bit easy on the jam, but still, pretty good!


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