Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Bush Tucker Trial Experience!

I know a funny way to start a blog, but back in September 2012 I got choose to be part of the Miss South Lakes first ever final! to say I was excited was a understatement! Part of the competition was to raise money for The Children's Variety Club and somehow (under the influence of my crazy boyfriend) I decided I would carry out a bush tucker trial! Not long after the news of my bush tucker trial appeared in the local newspaper I got a phone call from The Bay Radio asking if I wanted to do my trial LIVE on the radio! I really did feel honoured to be asked to go to their studio and complete my crazy fundraising idea! 

The bugs I was going to attempt to eat were grasshoppers, crickets, weaver ants, grubs (which were one of the more sickening ones) and scorpions! - may I just add that I did not just wonder into the wilderness and snatch these creatures from there homes, it was all bought from a proper bug eating website! I felt like such a celebrity sat in the studio all head phoned up with my massive microphone! and with the help off all the presenters I managed to eat all of these "lovely" bugs below! 

When the final of the competition finally approached I was so nervous but met so many lovely girls along the way and we all just had such a laugh you even forget its a competition - may I add getting all dressed up and pampered was a added bonus to whole experience! I managed to raise over £1000 for charity and I won the Charity Miss South Lakes 2012 and came third in the overall competition! WOW!

I'm not the sort of person that would usually go ahead and compete in something like this (I always wanted too but never actually had the guts to go and do it) so I really would recommend this to anyone wanting to try something new! I took the jump and look how far I came!  This is not something I would usually put on my blog but I had such an amazing time doing this I wanted to share it with everyone! 

Let me know if you have ever done anything like this or thought about it? and would you be able to eat all those nasty bugs?

Thanks for reading guys



  1. Haha this sounds awesome and like a really cool experience. And actually I've tasted the things in the upper right corner which my friend brought home from Thailand - not as nasty as you would think. ;-) x

  2. Hi Laura, It really was such a great experience overall! They werent as bad as I thought they would be and plus I had a tonne of adrenaline rushing through me but the worst one was the bottom right, It had a really fishy taste, hopefully I will be uploading a video for people to watch if they want too!