Part of our spring ritual is to visit the Royal Adelaide Show. When we went yesterday, it was a beautiful clear day, very crowded and full of things to see.
We always visit the floral displays, the crafts, the baking, the birds and the Grand Parade. We always buy a freshly squeezed orange juice, buy daffodils from Hancock's and have tea at the CWA cafe. I look forward to these simple pleasures every year.
This year, it was the 175th anniversary of the Royal Adelaide Show, something I had to think twice about - 175 years?!
The bonus this year was a stage show put on in the Goyder Pavilion. "175 Years of Fashion" promised to be an interesting display of costumes from those years, a fashion parade, or so we thought. It proved to be a dazzlingly camp dance extravaganza of dubious historical accuracy. The routines, gymnastics and glitter more than made up for the lapses in detail and the show was well received by the audience of city and country folk who crowded around the stage.
I highly recommend a visit. The show has a rare connection with the past and is a wonderful opportunity to indulge in nostalgia and to eat lots of sugary food. I even love the promotional campaign for the show this year. It has collage, old photographs and flowers - of course I love it! Here it is;