Monday, 19 August 2013

Operation Open Day

My new " high tech" publicity sign
We got home last night just as the six village helpers were beavering away on the field, shutting up hens and wiping blind cockerel's arses. I was very grateful for their help, for not a single hen had been lost in the process.
Now that Kentish Baptisms, Flower Show Shenanigans   and village funerals have been done and dusted so to speak, I can now concentrate on the allotment open day which is only two weeks away. With hospital shifts, the odd community council meeting, Samaritan training and a forgotten day out to London to see A Chorus Line, that two week prep time has been cut down to around 8 days
EIGHT FRIGGIN' DAYS!
I haven't even measured my bunting out yet!
Ok I have already received a load of items to sell and raffle ( thank you Jean Lacey for the latest and most welcomed additions) and the kitchen IS starting to resemble a hoarders paradise

Chris is going all a bit " thin lipped" at the state of the kitchen
But nothing is ordered, collated and listed as yet.
Cake bakers need to be conscripted, leaflets need to be delivered and a full risk assessment has to be completed for the day ( don't get me started on that one)
Operation Open  Day has begun



57 comments:

  1. You like to embrace a challenge don't you John?

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    1. I enjoy a good gunfight lib

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  2. Is that your special 'Allotment Day' hat; bottom left?

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    1. It's an extra large beret

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    2. No, Good Sir, that is in fact the cushion cover which I crocheted for the Flower Show, for which I won a 'First' and which is now going on to be sold at the Open Day for JG's Charitable Cause. :-)

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    3. If it doesn't get the appropriate price..I have instructed chris to buy it for my arm chairvxx

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  3. That sign is very similar to the Laser Display Board and the mystery voice for the listeners at home.

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    1. The lovely Samantha will be there too....complete with her welsh flag bikini

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    2. I hope Lionel Blair makes an appearance.

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    3. He'll be hosting the 'Guess the Root Vegetable' contest, I expect.

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    4. And probably will peel it in an entirely interesting way

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  4. I love your sign. Your kitchen looks ready for action with a big tea urn. KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON !

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    1. More like....

      CLEAN UP AND SORT OUT

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  5. How does name the turkey work? I thought we all knew his name,although saying that for the life of me I can't remember it at the moment....Duh!!

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    1. Shhhhhh no one is supposed to know that he already has a name.....
      Right
      How it goes is that the general public pays 1£ and writes a name down on a list ( one that they thinks suits a turkey)
      The best name is chosen by local character Peter Vincent
      And the winner gets a food hamper

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    2. That's a con if I won I would expect the turkey - alive ..... one less for the Christmas pot.

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  6. You amaze me, you really do John. All this dashing about like a BAF - you would think you would be as thin as a rail - but I suspect that Scotch eggs make sure this is not so - am I correct?

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    1. Tee hee.... Thanks for a back handed compliment

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  7. Wish I was nearer, I would bake you a couple of cakes.

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    1. If you lived nearer..I would ask you to

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    2. Next year I will be nearer and I will swamp you with cakes (if you can manhandle them out of Lovely Hubby hands that is).

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  8. It looks like you live in a place where you'd get away from it all...what went wrong? :-)

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    1. It's the ward manager in me I suppose.... I like to be busy

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  9. i want to go to allotment day!

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  10. one thing Chris must be sure about by now, it's never boring around your place.

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  11. You give to community and it seems the community gives back to you, with them looking after your critters while you are away. A show to attend in London! However will you cope.

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    1. .......I am on drugs andrew.

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    2. Oh dear. Be careful now. Next thing we hear will be that you joined in demonstratively when 'Tits and Ass' began.

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  12. Sounds like a busy time ahead but also sounds like you're well-prepared

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    1. Not yet..... But I will be

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  13. Operation Open Day has begun - cue theme music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0aVMrsodbc

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  14. I don't know how you keep up, John. No sooner do you finish one job than another ten are nipping at your ankles. As you say, you evidently like to be busy. You make a whirling Dervish look positively stationary.

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  16. If I lived closer I'd donate some of my husband's home made plum jam -- it's damn good! I'm sure with your 'savoir faire' all will be a rousing success...

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  17. Dare you, just for fun...fake an illness the day before the show and tell Chris he has to step in.
    Jane x

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  18. If it's like past 'opens', it will be a grand success! Break a leg John, you're on!

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  19. the flowers on the sign are a very nice touch...

    xoxox

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  20. You'll never win a prize as the Welsh Slacker! How do you keep up with everything - not to mention working long hours, herding, feeding and caring for all the animals AND Chris! I need to use you as an incentive just to get a few things done here.

    Nancy in Iowa

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    1. I only work 12 hours a week at the hospital
      That's how I can do it
      Lol

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  21. You are like the energizer bunny..you just keep going and going.

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  22. I am sure the operation will be successful. I hope you can get lots of pictures to share with us?

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  23. Sorry Ive not sent anything - Ive been gadding about. I'll send a donation - I bet it'll be a great day again xxxx

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    1. Thank you Diane.... The weather looks suspect compared to two years ago

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  24. Now then, looking at the state of your kitchen, this seems a good way to rationalize living on Scotch eggs for the next two weeks. (Don't tell Chris I've been encouraging you!)

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  25. Best wishes for the preparation. My goodness, it's been a long time since I saw A Chorus Line.

    Love,
    Janie

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  26. Oh, poor Chris. Not to mention your bunting.

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  27. Lotsa luck on the day. It all looks good.

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  28. Love the sign...I'm excited!!!

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  29. I started getting caught up in the excitement of the allotment day preparations. I wish I could be there to help! I would love to bake a cake.

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  30. I would like to send something for the open day but you need to give me about three months notice. I'll try and mark it on the calendar. Something Canadian-maybe maple syrup. Perhaps I could persuade one of our Mounties to show up for the day. Or I can drop something off in May when I will be in the old country. Would dearly love to be there, sounds tremendous fun.

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  31. "Chris is going all a bit " thin lipped" at the state of the kitchen"

    That man has no vision. None. :)

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  32. What is the first job you'll give Chris? ;-)
    Good luck, John!
    Hope it all falls in place for you all. ♥

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