The annual Royal National Association Exhibition is on in Brisbane now. Everyone just calls it the Ekka. This is where the country meets the city. Animals, produce, machinery, cars and all sorts of other things are on show and looking their best. Over 10 days every August hundreds of thousands of people descend on the show grounds to have some fun and meet our country cousins.
I am working there every day at the cotton and wool parades, dressing the beautiful models. You may be surprised to learn that I have many offers of help from chaps. We don’t start until 11.00am so I have time to have a look around before I start work.
One of my favourite spots is the poultry pavillion. There are rows of prize winning chooks on show. For those of you who are not Australian, this means chickens. I had trouble getting these critters to stand still for me, so if some of the photos are a bit blurry you will understand. There are dozens of different types and they are all fascinating - well I think so anyway.