Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Trelawnyd Flower Show Meeting

The Flower Show Committee met around Auntie Glad's kitchen table tonight as it always has done. We have a large lively committee of around a dozen souls, most of whom have been doing the show for years.
Everyone knows their job, so the show generally has a habit of  " running itself" this makes my job as chairman pretty easy. The meetings are more social than really functional.

Julie, Derek, John F and animal helper Pat

Terry ( above- left ) and I have challenged each other in entering five flower show classes. Last year we both entered the infamous " quiche challenge" which Terry unfortunately won. ( a fact he has not let me forget ) so we now have a cash wager agreed upon. A ten pound  note on the person who wins the most categories.


The committee meeting is halted so that Tea and scones 
Are served
( yes Gladys is STILL baking)

Pat, Auntie Glad and Ann

The Trelawnyd flower Show is scheduled for Saturday 9 th of August. We are now in our 42nd Year.

42 comments:

  1. A long shot of a question but, has Auntie Glad been involved with all 42 years?

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    1. The flower show was an extension of the village welfare committee.. Gladys served on both from 1958 some 56 years

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    2. Auntie Glad is an amazing woman.

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  2. Wonderful traditions in that room. It's nice to see such a large group of people dedicated to carrying on...wow, just realized the flower show is younger than I am. Does that make me venerable?

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  3. Aunt Gladie! So glad her scones are still on the table.

    What can you do to beat that devil Terry? Take photos.

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    1. Oh yes susan......watch this space

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  4. Good to see that Thelma from the Scooby Doo series has found an honourable past time in her retirement ......if it hadn't been for those pesky carrots she would have won that " best in show " trophy .....

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    1. I trust you will be entering the novelty veg again this year Jason ?

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    2. Ps what's up with your hair?

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    3. Not sure .....needs a cut ....or shave

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    4. Ha ha thought you meant as of this evening .....

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  5. Auntie Glad's scones are flying off the plates again. I like meetings like that.

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  6. They look like a lovely bunch! Good luck with your flower show entries. Are you still going to make a quiche?

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    1. Oh yes.! That bastard terry won't beat me again!

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    2. Make sure you don't have a soggy bottom. It's critical for quiche and you need all the help you can get to beat Terry. Mary Berry has a new series next week and she hates soggy bottoms - in quiches!

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  7. Wishing I lived in a place where there is a sense of community! Entering in a local show is my idea of fun.

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    1. Mindo
      Several bloggers have entered the show before
      What about the crafts? Greetings card? Or photo competition?

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    2. Does that mean I could enter something ?
      I would sure be fun. I could be Trelawnyd for a day.

      cheers, parsnip

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    3. Of course!
      Today I shall be updating the flower show blog site and will put a link to it......I am sure you would like to enter the photograph or home made card category ?

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    4. Can I send preserves from Australia? Would they get through customs, do you think? I'm not artistic so homemade cards and such aren't an option but I'd love to join in!

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    5. I am not sure but you could give it a go!

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    6. I'm not a blogger just a reader but, if there is a knitting or sewing section count me in!

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  8. Put a little nip of alcohol in your quiche next time John....influence the judges.

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  9. I love Auntie Glad. I wish she were my neighbor!

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  10. Should we create a cheerleading team for you?
    Jane x

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  11. August, eh? So I have time for an entry. I wonder how well my Angolan Liamba Quiche would go down? Or maybe my 'Burning Bum By Morning' hot pepper sauce?

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    1. A photo at least tom?
      The categories are
      My garden
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      Winter

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  12. I love the community you have found and fostered. There should be more of it.

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    1. It's phenomenon that's dying i am afraid

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  13. you live in a truly wonderful place!

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    1. No I don't
      We all do xxx

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  14. I would serve on a committee if the meetings included fresh scones.

    Love,
    Janie

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  15. Fancy running an event just to get fed tea and scones; have you no shame?

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  16. Is this becoming 'The John and Terry Flower Competition'?

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  17. Hats off to your Aunt Gladys!

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  18. You can't beat a meeting with Auntie Gladys' scones can you (just look at that hand going in for the grab!!). Good luck with your five categories ... we'll all be rooting for you :-)

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  19. It's been a sad week for me and baking always helps. I'm thinking Aunt Glad needs to post one or two of her scone recipes.

    Cindy Bee

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  20. Some of those pics look like a 1970's sit-com John. Ever thought of writing one?

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  21. Aunt Glad must just love having you all there! so glad she's still baking...

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  22. Good luck, John!

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