Wanna go to another show? Yes? Of course you do - especially when it is the Carloway Show, held yesterday amid warm sunshine and happy crowds.
As it was the Centenary Show, we were welcomed with a piece of Aran-Cridhe (gingerbread) handed out by this lovely lady dressed in a costume from the time. At the early shows back then, aran-cridhe was handed out to the children and would have been the only sweet or candy they were likely to taste all year.
And it was nice to see our own local music hero in attendance, happy to sign autographs and catch up with folk. Do check out his band's website above - they have a wonderful sound.
James was happy just running around the field and playing in the playground, meeting up with his friends.
So I got lots of time to study the produce entries - stunning as usual.
As was the baking and craft section. Loving that quilt.
And John was able to study the livestock and listen to the judging - for next year maybe?
The heavy events were enjoyed by us all - Ranald Fraser (bottom) makes it all look so easy.
and even our celebrities are not too grand to have a go.
There were childrens' events - although I do think this lot on the end were kidding themselves a bit
Mind you - the opposition didn't let them off lightly.
The final competition of the day was the Maide Leasg (pr. maji leash - tr. lazy stick). This is a trial of strength, first used as a Highland Games event at the early Carloway shows. Great fun.
And James and I had our artwork entered in the show too. A second and third for me - which I was very pleased at, since the competiton is always very keen here. James put in a picture of The Titanic striking the iceberg. He didn't win, ( the category was for under 8 years) but he had a lovely comment from the judge praising his brushwork and use of two colours.
All in all a lovely day that just hit the mark. Latha math, as the song goes.