Thursday, 16 August 2012

Where's my pastry cutter?


It's almost 11pm  and I still need to bake my quiche and sugar the top of a fruit pie....
The kitchen looks as though a gaggle of fat ladies have just exploded inside it
and to complete a slightly surreal scene, a set of vegetables that have been fashioned into a whole collection of strange animals and people adorn the window sills.

I do this to myself every year ( all this pre event anxiety) and I must admit that I kind of love the slightly anarchic build up to The Trelawnyd Flower Show when cooked entries need cooking and flower arrangements need arranging.....
It's the same every year! 
This blog entry will have to suffice, 
Tomorrow I will be far top busy to scratch me arse, let alone put my oh so interesting feelings down on paper
I run around like a headless fart while Sylvia and Irene who are more or less a decade older than I ,do the leg work in the memorial hall! without even breaking a sweat........they are professionals at all this... old village ladies have flower Show organisation in their genes..... it's a natural gift!
Today the Hall has been transformed from 1950 community centre.... into a 1950's community centre with show tables in it..... through low level bullying I have conscripted 113 entries already ( a record for me) and many of those are from readers of Going Gently!
(tomorrow is the official day when locals can enter the show)

It has tickled the Show Committee that today one entry actually arrived from New Zealand! and only a week ago another popped up from Warriwood in Australia..
Trelawnyd Show has gone all global!

I won't blog now until Saturday night!
so come back then to see a blow by blow account of the event...the novelty vegetables are worth the price of admission alone!
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35 comments:

  1. Is that a very friendly lion called Parsley?
    Jane x
    PS Good luck!

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  2. Break a leg, John!

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  3. I feel like Celine Dion on the eve of a big concert!

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  4. Nice you feel like her - you don't do her looks justice, tho'! LOL!

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  5. You are a true sculptor, Johnny Bach. 1st prize.

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  6. thats not mine tommy
    mine is a selection of veg singing aka The Male Voice Choir!

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  8. Good luck, John. Since breaking my leg for real, i have problems wishing others breaking theirs, even wonderful actors and actresses.

    Glad to hear you've got so many entries--Auntie Glad must be pleased.

    Enjoy it, and i look forward to reading about it perhaps Sunday.

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  9. thank you horst
    do you have flower shows in your neck of the woods?

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  10. Hopefully by now you are slumbering away, lulled into sweet dreams by your vegetabular choir. I'm sure with all those international entries this year's show will surpass all expectations. Here's wishing you a smooth and enjoyable weekend for everyone. I, for one, will meantime be missing your stories of fur, feathers and feces, but I'll look forward to stories of flowers and, er, fellowship. Cheers!

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  11. your animal from squash is so cute!

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  12. That is fantastic, John!

    Good luck! Remember to have some fun in there, too. Congratulations! :o)

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  13. Cute critter!

    Remember to breathe!

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  14. I am actually excited for it all to begin by just sitting here having read your post. Patiently awaiting for it all to be over to see the "blow by blow" on Saturday ... break a veggie, John ! xx

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  15. I don't know if I can wait patiently til Saturday...however I will try! how fantastic that you have "Going Gently" readers entries and international entries...well done John!

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  16. Oooh John, I know how you feel! All the very best of luck. I wish I had got off my bum and sent you an entry when I first thought of it, but too late now. I was going to make a fancy card. Oh well, next year, eh?

    We are just in the first stages of organising our Spring Show, held in early November. First task - finding a date that everyone agrees on. (This takes HOURS of arguing!)

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  17. Oh how I wish I could be there!

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  18. Oh, this takes me back to my childhood days of constructing a 'Garden in a Saucer' for our own local show. Have fun!

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  19. I hope your village show goes wonderfully. Ours is tomorrow, too. There's a bit of a Scone War going on with a Young Pretender (Dom) trying to steal the crown from the old village ladies - it could get very messy...

    Have a great time!

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  20. A not so pink..., Pink panther right

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  21. I love the vegetable-animal. Can't quite decide which animal it is, but it's brilliant....

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  22. aww Parsley. Try to have fun. Hope all goes well xx

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  23. "I run around like a headless fart "

    Surely a fart with a head would be a s***?

    I hope you have a nice time and the show is a success, I'm sure it will be if you were involved.

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  24. LOL looks like you have a 'shaun the sheep' look-alike contender!
    Good luck and enjoy it!

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  25. I know what you mean about organisation being in the genes. Some people seem able to do what would take me a week in the space of half an hour and not break into a sweat! The Bradley Wigginses of village life.

    I wear myself out just thinking about making the annual scarecrow.

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  26. OOh, Parsely the Lion from "The herbs". Showing my age now I know.

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  27. Best wishes for another successful Trelawnyd Flower Show!

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  28. Keep calm and have more wine.

    And we do need to see a pic of the vegetable male voice choir. J.

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  29. That deer/cow/ whatever with the yellow ears is inspired John.
    Have a good day - you deserve it.

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  30. Absolutely infectious--wish I could participate!
    Looking forward to photos and all the details!

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  31. Wishing you all luck for a smashing day....looking forward to the photos.

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  32. I'm sure it will all go well. Try to have some fun with it! Very much looking forward to pics and a full accounting...

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  33. Oh wow - John,you've been busy. All the best for tomorrow. Have a brilliant day.

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  34. Hope it's gone well...did you roast the opposition?

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