Friday, 5 October 2012

The Malvern Show

Firstly I would like to thank my lovely followers from the bottom of my heart for your very kind words after my "Post of Woe" yesterday.  I'm fed up with feeling sad.  Normal service will be resumed forthwith!

Last Saturday we were very decisive (if you knew us personally you'd understand what a momentous occasion this was.  We usually lie in bed umming and ahhing over what to do that day with plenty of "I don't mind - what do YOU want to do"s with any decision as to outings eventually being decided by the toss of a coin!! )

We got up relatively early and took ourselves out to the Malvern Show for the day.  The train from Stourbridge to Malvern doesn't take more than an hour (with one station change) and we arrived at Great Malvern (such a gorgeous little Victorian station) in time to grab a quick coffee before the free shuttle bus arrived to whisk us away to the show.  The Malverns looked stunning in the autumn sunshine.

The rest of post will be very photo heavy as I'll let the pictures do the talking.  We had a lovely day.  It was one of those perfect, golden autumn days and I'm so glad we made the decision to go.  

Enjoy the pics :)

I need to grow some of these in my garden next year - they were so pretty.  Particularly when the sun caught them.

Apples galore

Gorgeous colours!

The spectacular Malvern Seven Sisters (well three of them in this particular shot!)

Painstakingly perfect displays of autumn bounty

I love the way they displayed these caulis!

This display of tomatoes was almost too perfect!

Gorgeous gourds!

I hate 'Keep Out' signs - that just made me want to snip the rope and walk in!!  

How beautiful is this colour combination?  

Love these stonework arches - I couldn't fit one in my pocket, sadly.

oh!! Hello Cowboy!! ;)

Loved the way the sunlight filtered through these Agapanthus

Wonderful floral displays - reading some of the comments cards left by the judges, though - sheesh - how perfect do they need to be?!!

This was my favourite.  

Lettuce trees and mushroom .. erm.. fungi!  Inspired!

Isn't it a sign of the times that this sweet little floral pram display was chained to the drainpipe?!

We missed out SO much of the show - six hours simply wasn't enough to see everything.  I think we'll plan a little better for the next one so we're there early doors.  

Have a wonderful weekend.



  1. Looks like a fascinating, inspirational day Kim, and I think you deserved it :o)
    Rose H

  2. All great pictures,but your favorite was my favorite also. Glad you had a good day.

  3. What on earth are those stripy pears? I NEED a tree! I must get some Chinese lanterns too, I always love them when I see them in other peoples gardens. The perfect day out.

  4. Hehehehe....the same here with the 'keep out' or 'do not enter' signs. Invites if anything! Wow, a cowboy in black! Amazing what you can find mosying round these shows, eh?! lol Lovely photos. :)

  5. Meant to say that I'm up and running again, this time on Blogger, same url but as it's been re-directed you may have to delete and re-enter *sorry*



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