Friday, 25 July 2014

The Prestatyn Flower Show

Only a week before The Trelawnyd Flower Show ( which takes place on the Aug 9th) is the much larger and more robust Prestatyn Flower Show.
I have done my stint taking monies on the gate today....in the glorious sunshine.....almost content ( but not quite) in the fact that I got a third place for my veg basket and 3rd prize for my hen scarecrow
( there were only THREE ENTRIES IN EACH EFFING CATEGORY!)
To add insult to injury my two competitors in the scarecrow competition were aged 6 and 7 respectively.
Little bastards.....bet they got their parents to help them!
It's not fair
I'm an orphan
My basket of veg is the piss poor one in the background

A Monster  cabbage entry


37 comments:

  1. And you didn't take a picture of the competitors' scarecrow entries ... hmm ... not wanting to show us how exceptional they were? Hah!

    An orphan ... so funny

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  2. Poor John. I can't help laughing at third out of three. Children are vicious, competitive monsters. They probably bribed the judges.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. hahahahahahaha
      So true and I could not have said it any better. They probably did bribe the judges.
      You are so funny !

      cheers, parsnip

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  3. Now if you had said one of the dogs made the scarecrow you might have had a chance.

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  4. Winning isn't everything Earl, it's the taking part that counts...but do they by any chance have a scotch egg eating category? You'd be like Usain Bolt in that competition!

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    1. We had to take the scotch egg out of the trekawnyd show for thati VERY REASON

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  5. Orphans are always picked on. Good try, John. Deb

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  6. Oh dear!!! Did you have to pay an entry fee too?!!!

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  7. John, you know we'd all award you first. Except maybe the chicken, as we know a grown up did it.

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  8. Lol, you do cheer me up x

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  9. I lasted about one minute in that marquee — it was like a sauna! Good effort, though, John... but I'm gonna kick your ass in Trelawnyd's novelty vegetable :-)

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  10. I think the first and second to the kids was a sympathy vote. Your hen scarecrow was just so good that the judges felt that to award it First would have just heaped ignominy on their poor little heads.

    As you say, little Bastards!



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  11. You'd always be my first choice.

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  12. LESS IS MORE John LESS IS MORE... chant this to calm down !

    Bravo for taking part. Honestly, I like the less pumped out looking veg myself - far more tasty !

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  13. To be fair john, that is a shite looking veg basket ......lucky for you there were only 3 entrants in my opinion ....

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    1. " infamy...infamy..... They all have it in for me"

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  14. Blimey! What a scare you gave me. I thought you meant it was only a week until The TFS! Best get my skates (or knitting needles)on!It's been all about babies oop north of late! Have a lovely and sunny weekend. x

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    1. You have two weeks to get your entries in nana xx

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  15. The one and only time that I decided to put entries into the local flower show we had a tropical storm which flattened my garden and upended the glasshouse. I did win the Victoria Sandwich and the jam and chutney, but I unwittingly cheated with the chutney, I labeled up a jar from the year before. It was over a week later before someone told me that it should have been made in the last 4 weeks.

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    1. Our cooking judge is a stickler
      I didn't put bacon in my quiche and BANG out went my hard work

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  16. Oh look is that you John over there in the corner pissing and moaning. Oh buck up old man, they only gave the wee ones the first two places because they want them to try again next year. They gave you third because they know they have you hooked ya big baby.

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  17. Pesky brats. Always showing off, went skiing once and the little French fits were whizzing through my legs! Never allowed a Frenchman there since!

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  18. If they've only got three entries in a category, you'd think they'd award only first prize; if four entries, perhaps the first and second prizes.

    Of course, you won't have this situation with the Trelawnwyd flower show because you'll have scads of entries in every category.

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  19. It's like they gave you an 'E' for effort. Poor John.

    Poor, poor John.

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  20. It doesn't matter that you win or lose, it matters that you made the effort to compete...and you made the others look better. Kidding!

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  21. Saving your best for TFS?

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  22. They gave the kids 1st and 2nd because they didn't want to make the wee ones cry. Didn't count on your blubbering, did they?

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  23. I recently watched the first series of river cottage where Hugh is going it alone in the little cottage by the river. During the series he enters his first veg and cooking show and oh lordy, what competition. Regulations for this and that and presentation rules. Certainly not for your ave joe blow gardener. Well done for even attempting such a feat. Gosh i wish i could visit during the show season. For a sporting nation that will take a gamble on anything, veggie comps dont really feature here in Oz.. Better luck on the 9th. Can you bribe someone?

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  24. one of my biggest pet peeves...parents doing their kid's homework.

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  25. Oh shucks! As the proud and 'out' paedoPHOBE that I am, sometimes don't you feel that the little vermin-brats need a damn good dose of extermination?

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  26. Didn't anyone ever tell you that it is the taking part that matters?

    Wish I had had something I could send to your village do, but couldn't think of anything this year. Next year will try harder.

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  27. A win is a win, third place is a win over all the people who didn't enter. And I bet you had fund getting ready, being there and interacting with the crowd.

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  28. Is it wrong that I laughed at your petulance and the "I am an orphan" comment?

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