Sunday, 12 August 2012

The Crystal Brook Show

I can't remember what happened at last year's annual show at Crystal Brook show... but I think I'll always remember what happened this year!
We arrived (on time, might I add) to Crystal Brook to start our performance (with the Clare Valley Concert Band), after our first 'set', we went for a walk, and then returned to play our second set. After that, it was lunch. I had the brilliance of a large chocolate thick shake.. yuuumm...
Then, we went to look at the artwork. As soon as I entered the pavilion, I looked up, and said;
"Mum! My David Tennant picture won a prize!"

First Prize! (In the portrait section)
Of course, Mum replied with "What? You can see it (the picture) already?"
I was surprised too, since it was at the opposite end of the pavilion!

When we reached the part where all of my drawings were, I'll admit it, I was disappointed. In 3 out of the 4 categories I entered in, I was the only one to enter, ah well. The only section that had other entries in it was the 'open' (anything) section. All in all, I entered 12 drawings.

Second Prize (In the portrait section)

Third Prize (In the portrait section)

First Prize (Animals)

Second Prize (Animals)

Third Prize (Animals)

First Prize (Black & White Drawing)

Second Prize (Black & White Drawing)

Third Prize (Black & White Drawing)

First Prize (Open)

Third Prize (Open)

No Prize (Open)
And because I won the most prizes in the '17 years and under' section, I got a 'trophy'!

But that wasn't all! After we looked at the art in the pavillion, we went off to see whether we could find a hat stand (Mum wanted a hat). Dad found one, and there was a hat there (no surprises there). But the thing is, that this hat was one I had been looking for for months!
I've had the one on the left (the pink one) for a few years,
but I always wanted a black one as well!
So, yes, I was very very happy! But then, as I was walking along with Mum, I hear Daniel calling out to me, and see him beckoning. I walk over to see what in the world he wanted me for. He showed me a competition for the intermediate rural ambassador (I don't have to do anything, it was just a fun competition on the day).
I filled out a form with my name, age, school (homeschool!), where I live, and some hobbies and interests.
Then, I went up and answered a few questions.
"So, you play clarinet, does that take a lot of effort?" (person asking questions)
"Yeah, I practice for around 1-2 hours every day." (me)

"Is drawing a big part of your life?"
"Well, I draw quite a lot, in fact, I've entered quite a few drawings today, and I've won a heap of prizes"

"What do you want to do after you finish homeschooling?"
"I hope to go to university to continue my study of clarinet"

Those were the three questions I was asked, and my three answers! Then, the judges talked for a few minutes, and the winners were called out.

"The runner-up is Daniel!" (his prize was $20)
"The winner is Helena!"

Here's my ribbon;

My badge/ribbon

Then, after one more set of playing in the band, we started packing up to go home. We went for a quick skwizzee through the pet shed, and what do you think we found?
There were border collie pups for sale! (their mother was a pure-bred border collie, their father was a kelpie)
They were $80, and guess what? We bought one!

Our new dog, Crystal
So yes, all in all, it was a brilliant day!


  1. It sure was fun! You are a beatiful young lady, and I am very proud of you and all that you have accomplished. :)

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    1. Yes, and she is very cute, and awesome, and energetic, until we pick her up, and then she is very cuddly!

  3. Wow I love your pictures O_o they are really good! Sounds like an awesome day! I am guessing Daniel regrets showing you that competition :P

    1. Thank you!! :D Yeah, it was!

      I don't know; we asked him if he had learnt his lesson (on getting me to enter), and he said 'nope!' :P

  4. Congrats Sis! Sounds like it was a great time! :3
    And if I remember correctly, I gave you that pink hat a while back. ;3 hehehehehe. <3

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