3/30/2010

Cheeeeeese!

I never thought that I would be living in a place where the culturally redeeming activities were things like a yearly back hoe digger contest held in Feilding (yes, that's spelled correctly). In case you care, Brett Hollyman has won the digger contest for two years running. Even I couldn't make that up. Click here for proof!

Or how about local  sheep shearing contests? They take that pretty seriously over here. Would I lie? Click here if you don't believe me. The Stratford contest was on Sunday, the 28th of March. That's all preparation for the World championships that take place ever 2 or 3 years around the world.

Sadly I have missed out of both of these events. *smirk* Sorry, I'm a city girl and don't get enthused about things like that.

However......I did manage to get to the first annual Eltham Cheese Rolling Contest. It makes sense that Eltham has an annual Cheese Day, since it is the home of 2 large cheese factories. And they had the perfect place to host the contest. I was surprised at the amount of folk that showed up to watch and to participate. There was also a contest for 'best dressed' racer.








So, now I can say I've been to a cheese rolling contest. Say 'cheese'!

6 comments:

Pete said...

Great set of pics and good commentary Betty! Have you heard about The Gumboot (Wellingtons) Throwing competition? lol :)

Connie said...

There was some cheese rolling event held in a town I visited in Scotland.. we visited a week or so after it happened. At the time, I didn't think much of it, but after awhile, when remembering that trip, I couldn't help but wonder what it might be like to see a large cheese rolling down the hill... really, it just grabbed my imagination :D Cheeeese!!!

Amy said...

I've never been to a cheese rolling contest, however when you live in a small town like we do, trust me anything happening in the area is something to do *grin*

Kate@AndThenIWasaMom.com said...

Okay, so that looks SO much more fun than any of the festivals/events we have here in our suburb. Perhaps cheese rolling needs to make its way closer to Boston...

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

It looks like a wonderful excuse to be out in the sun and visiting with friends...or even making new ones.

Vanessa Rogers said...

I love Cheese! Looks like a great time!