On Saturday 13 August 2016 I went to the Ekka for the first time in 14 years! I worked out that the last time I went to the Ekka was when I worked there (not for the Ekka). I can’t reveal who I was working for but it meant many hours on my feet and I followed it up with meeting up with the hubby and kids after my shift for a proper look around and Ekka experience. Though I’m sure we all had a great time, with three kids this can be a very expensive exercise (entry fee + rides + sample bags + food & drinks etc = lots of $$’s) and is most likely part of the reason I hadn’t been back for quite some time!
As a kid I absolutely loved the Ekka. Dad would take us kids to the Ekka every year on the train. Even the train trip was exciting! We went on lots of rides, got sample bags, one of those dolls on a stick and yoyo’s and/or superballs and ate fairy floss and dagwood dogs. When I got older I’d go with friends and I did much of the same stuff plus would hang around for the fireworks and watch events in the main arena.
On Saturday I didn’t go on any rides. I didn’t eat any fairy floss. I didn’t get any doll on a stick. No yoyo’s or superballs either! I did watch some events in the main arena. I did eat a dagwood dog and I did eat a strawberry sundae and I did see lots of beautiful animals and a fashion parade and a guy playing an electric violin and other live music and I saw loads and loads of beautiful quilts and I sat for ages in a massage chair with no kids nagging me, no kids to chase after, no fighting kids … um – yay!!!
Here is a visual wrap up of my day. All phone pics. There’s a little more to be seen on my Instagram for anyone interested.
For the Quilt Lovers
Brandon Woods – Electric Violinist
These Instagram ’embeds’ never centre when you tell them to – drives my perfectionist side nuts!
It’s not the Ekka without a bit of sideshow alley!
A video posted by Min (@writeofthemiddle) on
Ciao for now,