On Monday I was lucky enough to have the day off to visit the Royal Melbourne Show with the husband. It is a two week long agriculture show where you can see the best in Australian produce, art and craft. As well as eat carnival food, go on rides and buy show bags.
For those of you not from Australia Showbags are a bag filled with toys, food and games. You pay around $7-$25AUS and get some amazing things like cute backpacks, stationary and jewellery. You can choose from hundreds which they put up on the wall so you can see what you are paying for. It is my favourite part of the Royal Melbourne Show and I always buy way too many. I filmed a Showbag haul which you can watch HERE.
While I don't go on rides due to a fear of vomit, I like to walk around and look at all the amazing art on them. There were lots of comic book themed rides this year like Spiderman which was like a giant swing and this Captain America ride which was... I guess... also a swing.
This x men piece was by far my fave. The ride operator said it was now a 10 year old paint job and has never been retouched. It was simply breathtaking and I think my favourite paint job on a ride that I have ever seen. I love the galactic background and the detail in each character. So pretty.
After hours of walking around looking at rides it was time to get out of the sun and find some delicious snacks. I got a yummy potato on a stick that was deep fried. I was having so much fun eating it until I discovered it was covered in chicken salt. I then ate copious amounts of fairy floss to get the taste out of my mouth.
After all that junk food I decided it was best if I got something healthy so for a mere $1AUS I purchased this granny sith apple which they made into a spiral. So very yummy.
Just next to the apple vender were some fluffy alpacas which I stood and stared at for a while. They were having a lovely time eating hay and apples. I named them Edna and Bruce. I also got to pat a cow which was a life long dream fulfilled. I have been obsessed with dairy cows my entire life with their pretty black and white fur. It was very rough in texture but the cow was very cute and friendly.
I was so excited to see this giant inflatable Sebastion that I just had to take a photo with it. He looks very happy.
By far the best part of the day was meeting Mickey Mouse. You all know what a Disney nut I am. I waited patiently with a group of small children and then there he was. Looking fancy in this little top and tails. It was such a treat to not have to be on the other side of the world at Disneyland to have this special moment.
This was the coolest cake I saw in the judging area. I love all the detail in the balloons. How on earth did they get it to stand up like that? So talented. Up is one of my all time fave Pixar movies but I've only watched it twice because I cry like a crazy woman each time.
I also fimed a VLog of our adventure to the Royal Melbourne Show. We had so much fun eating way too much fairy floss and looking at all the exhibitors. I can't wait to visit again next year.