The Balmoral Show!

21 May

As we were all ;) off on study leave we deicided that we would make an appearance at the Balmoral Show. We had two debutants at the show, my colleague and our American Refugee known as Brian Wright.

We quickly showed them the ropes and after the first burger of the day we got going. Me and Michael decided to try and relieve ourselves soon after and suceeded but on the way out realised that we had managed to use the Ladies Toilets. Which answered our questions about how clean and well kept they were. The worst thing was that the lady that I confronted on the way out convinced her husband that they were mixed toilets too!

We quickly passed the embarassment over with a food interval and then progressed to try and look impressed by the machinery while farmers were crawling around us! We squeezed out and entered the Government Department Building and as there wasn’t an opportunity for me to fail my driving test like previous years, we filled out pockets with tons of pens, pencils, bookmarks, cheap magnets and stickers. Then we hit the Kings Hall, but it was abit of a let down as we weren’t really interested in the new PVC Broom that collects 25% more dust. However we did benefit from a cooking lesson from the good people of Sainbury but left early so we could avoid the free samples of carmalised apples and pork pieces as they wouldn’t sit well with our eating schedule!

One of our party became sufficiently more interested in the show as a namesake of mine arrived and we hit the stand to relax and watch some quality Show Jumping but quickly left as we realised the voiceover man had possibly the most boring voice ever. We decided to head for the Childrens Area and went on the Virtual Simulator, which altogether was a bad experience as myself, who had never been known to head a Football in my life managed to get a textbook header on the back of another womens skull in front of me!

One of the Highlights of the day was doing Kareoke infront of a huge crowd at the Dale Farm stand, we proclaimed 500 Miles for all to hear and there was even randomers taking video’s of us so we musn’t be too bad! James is trying to get a video of it up here so watch this space!

As we decided to head home and hit the trains, we narrowly avoided a coach on the road outside the Kings Hall and managed to head home and watch the Show disappear behind the horizon.

Also I used the F.A Cup Final to get out of revision and forget about watching paint dry, this was like watching a tin of paint dry. Incidentally I switched to the Cricket after the first half, apparently it got abit better but I wouldn’t know!


Ok still working on getting the video up but until then enjoy this photo of a shame-faced Michael making a hurried exit from the Ladies toilets! Ali had already scarpered!


Ok this is hopefully the video. Enjoy. Or maybe not! I’ve only managed to get a few seconds up but i’m not sure you’ll want more!


7 Responses to “The Balmoral Show!”

  1. Anonymous May 21, 2007 at 4:15 pm #

    sounds fun whooo.

  2. Alastair and James May 21, 2007 at 7:45 pm #

    Thanks Annonymous. It was a great day out. The kinda day though it depends who your with. If you’re there with good friends its a great laugh.

  3. Abi May 21, 2007 at 10:17 pm #

    Alastair McCollum! yea right all off on study leave!! looks like uz enjoyed friday then? lol if ur claim to fame is doin the kareoke, ours is persuadin tom and james to get u n brian over to do it!!


  4. Alastair and James May 22, 2007 at 6:06 pm #

    There’s me thinking we must be getting very popular, 3 posts today, then I look on it and its just Abi talking to herself! Yea thanks it was such a laugh. If Brad and Ali hadn’t come the kareoke could’ve been disasterous!

  5. Alastair and James May 24, 2007 at 5:12 pm #

    After watching the Video i’m sure your wondering how come we all of a sudden became such bad singers! Look who’s closest to the microphone for most of it!

  6. erin February 16, 2008 at 3:35 pm #


  7. Anonymous April 9, 2008 at 7:07 pm #

    lol This made me laugh. Sounds like you had a great day!

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