Sunday, 8 August 2010

The Day We Didn't Go to the Bunessan Show

The Bunessan Show is the annual showcase of all things agricultural, horticultural and crafty on Mull. It is a eagerly anticipated event and taken very seriously by all who compete. The vegetables are polished, the ducks are groomed and the cakes are guarded by high level security. It promised to be a grand day out. But, the morning came and it rained the proverbial buckets and, after a very wet walk up the track to see off the Community Kids, we decided with a little regret that we were just too soggy to go. What to do with a basketful of home grown veg, a dozen would-be-prizewinning eggs, an exceptional sultana loaf, and Mary's hand-rolled chocolate truffles? We had a fine lunch that day, let me tell you! We unanimously awarded ourselves 'Best No Show' in all significant categories*.

Jeayeun won the truffle eating competition hands down.

* The award of the judges will be final. The committee will decide on all other matters and their decision will be final. Protests must be in writing and must be in the Secretary's (read Camas Co-Ordinator's) hands within a week of from the date of the Show.