31 March, 2010

Volksworld Show 2010 pics

Volksworld Show 2010
So, having missed the Volksworld show for the last couple of years (thanks not least to getting married on it's regular weekend slot) Thomas saved up his pennies and bought his Mummy an advance Saturday entrance arm band for a Mothering Sunday gift (which she was very pleased about indeed)...after baby swimming we piled into Poppy the Beetle and zoomed as quickly as we could to Sandown Park (near Esher), however, being a bit later than we would normally be (i.e. crack of dawn), by the time we got to the Esher Park *junction* on the motorway, the queue to even pull off to start the painful slog towards the venue was several miles long!
Volksworld Show 2010
Spotting a cheeky splittie jumping the queue and continuing down the motorway we decided to copy (and hopefully take advantage of some local knowledge), turned out, after loosing them several times, frantic bashing at the Tomtom only telling us to "Turn around when possible", it finally managed to work out another route, and we roared triumphantly up to the entrance to the car park only to be told it had been completely full since before 10am, even waving our "for sale" sign didn't get more than a shrug from the guy in HVJ blocking our way, as he handed us a map showing other car parks in the area...bah! Anyway, we quickly found a spot in the council car park (by the tiny farmers market), popped Thomas in his borrowed baby carrier (thanks Absolute Beginner!)
Volksworld Show 2010
- and made our way through the car park towards the show entrance -
Volksworld Show 2010
- enjoying even the sights of the car park (not often you can say that)... ;)
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
- including a bit of "work in progress" -
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
- someone that obviously got a bit lost ;) -
Volksworld Show 2010
- and someone who did an almost perfect disguise job on their Honda(?) mini-MPV...
Volksworld Show 2010
- we took a look around all the shiny bugs and buses in the main halls (including some interesting new raised vehicles) -
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
- marvelling at these (never seen before) Baby hammocks attached to a few of the campers -
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
- and some seriously lowered vehicles...!
Volksworld Show 2010
Poked around the shopping (although it felt like there were slightly less stalls this year) -
Volksworld Show 2010
- loved these flame boots, absolutely custom made for rainy years at Santa Pod -
Volksworld Show 2010
- and these "Plain Lazy" flasks "Don't wake me, I'm busy"...hehe... ;)
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
...and then we popped out onto the stands -
Volksworld Show 2010
- to watch the "how many people can fit in/on a VW Beetle" -
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
Volksworld Show 2010
- Bug Jam - quite literally...! I think they managed 94 this year...although I saw at least four people walk off without being counted (silly lot)... ;)
Volksworld Show 2010
- then I had to run out and put some more money on Poppy (as the council office was pay and display) while Flyingpops and Thomas went to catch up with old friend Sam (hello!) and have a little ride in his beach buggy (which he thought was everso good!) -
Volksworld Show 2010
- then we went for a quick pint, and watched someone making a real mess in the bar while we were waiting for the barrel to be changed... ;)

A lovely (if a little tiring with the baby carrier) day, we're already talking about next year... ;)

4 comments:

Absolute Beginner said...

My pleasure, glad you had a good day :)

Anonymous said...

Great pics and write up!!!

Laura said...

I felt compelled to comment on this!

I live locally to you I think (I found your blog when googling for 'active birth classes surrey'). My partner and his family are VW fanatics, we're saving up for one, and we go to VW shows like this all the time :)

I'm 30 weeks pregnant now...hence the googling! It was interesting to read about your experience of the NHS antenatal class, we had our first 2 hour session on Saturday and I wasn't impressed at all, wish I'd paid for the NCT ones now!

I'll be reading your blog to get some more advice :) I blog too, I have a beauty/lifestyle/pregnancy one :)

Thanks, Laura x

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Hehe! Great to meet you (IVL) Laura, sounds like we have a lot in common! I've linked to you, and if you hang out Redhill way no doubt you will bump into Thomas and Flyingpops at one of the baby groups!