Monday, 3 August 2015

Gay Gordon's Massive Cake Box

Working tonight has cocked up some of my list ticking off today, but I have got most of what I needed to do today, in an effort to catch up after our week away.
I've collected more shit ( sorry stuff) for Auntie Gladys ' stall, chased up a few final raffle ticket buyers and have persuaded a few of the villagers who have beautiful gardens to enter some of the flower classes.
I had just collected a few of the trophies from last year's best garden winners when Gay Gordon appeared at the door of his and Big Mary's neat little bungalow
" HELLO FLOWER!" he bellowed down the street " I HAVE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL HERE FOR YOU"
I giggled coquettishly and jogged over, and he led me into the living room where a large white cake box took pride of place in the middle of the sofa!
" IT's MY BIGGEST AND BEST YET!" Gordon boasted with justifiable pride
" 8 EGGS AND HALF A PINT OF BRANDY HAS GONE INTO THAT BABY!"
I opened the box and there inside was the largest and heaviest fruit cake I had seen since he made the previous one for last year's show .....(that one as I recall had to be transported in the footwell of Gorden's invalid trolley.)
" IT'S BETTER THAN MY LAST ONE !!!!!" Gordon tittered " BIG MARY'S OVEN IS MORE CONTROLLABLE THAN MINE"
Big Mary beamed from her arm chair.
" DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH IT FLOWER" Gordon said " RAFFLE IT, CUT IT UP AND SELL IT.....AS LONG AS IT HELPS THE DAY OUT!"  He looked at my shorts and added " CAN I HAVE THEM SHORTS AFTER YOU HAVE FINISHED WITH THEM?"
Gordon loves a nice pair of shorts!
I promised that he could have my shorts after I had worn them out and heaved the cake from it's resting place on the sofa.
I nearly did my back in carrying it to the Berlingo




38 comments:

  1. Lovely! Gay Gordon sounds like a wonderful man. Hope your back has recovered!

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  2. Would LOVE to try a piece of that cake!!

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    1. I second this emotion!

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    2. ummmmm me too !
      I am just making some coffee.

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  3. nice
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/08/porcelain-print.html

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  4. You fellows are too funny!

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  5. I'd love a piece

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  6. I would love a piece of the fruit cake. What have you decided is this to be part of the raffle or ?

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    1. Is he not entering it in the contest ?

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  7. Guess the weight of the cake competition?

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    1. yummm, great idea.

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    2. Yes, great idea. Mmmm, fruit cake!

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  8. YUUMMM I love fruit cake. Yes, I agree with Sue, have a "guess the weight" competition, draw the winner and then cut the cake up and sell the pieces. Who is Big Mary in Gay Gordon's life, please?

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  9. This flower show is just a huge event!
    I loved this post, by the way.

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  10. As if the cake isn't enough for the mind to contend with (the stomach will come later) I'm still trying to get my head around those shorts of yours (metaphorically speaking). Will G.G. want them washed before they are passed onto him? - or shouldn't one go there?

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  11. I love this post ! Gay Gordon and Big Mary ... priceless.
    I might be the other person in the world that won't eat fruit cake. But if you ever make one out of chocolate, I will be there with bells on.

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  12. Silly boy. You should have used the forklift to get it into the Berlingo.

    I just LOVE fruit cake.

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  13. "HELLO FLOWER!" made me giggle.

    What a bunch of crazy characters live in your village! I wish I could move there.

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  14. Yep, a guess the weight of the cake competition would be a very good idea.

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  15. someone should make you a scotch egg that size, flower.

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  16. That cake sounds great, weight of cake indicates more goodies less cake batter! Brandy - hmm - sounds even better! (I use rum)

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  17. Newish reader here...I'm confused??? Big Mary (adjective + name) lives with Gay Gordon (name+name or Adjective+name) ?? Also, does he always call you "Flower" or just during the flower /garden show event?? I love this mysterious blog!

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    1. gay just happy! ( hence the name) he lives with big mary in the pensioner bungalows.......
      See
      Simples!

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  18. Why on earth would Gay Gordon want your old shorts and what kind of state would they be in when you have 'finished' with them? When Going Gently the film or mini series comes to TV do you think Brian Blessed would be a good Gay Gordon with his shouty voice? Auditions for the part could ask for shouty shorty sorts!!!

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  19. I adore today post !
    Flower, hahahahahahahahaha
    Your village is a hoot.

    cheers, parsnip

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  20. I wonder what that Paul Hollywood would have to say about Gay Gordon's cake? Sounds like it could be used to secure a marquee in a storm.Or maybe the British curling squad could use it in place of one of their stones.

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  21. My mind refuses to go there .... /,Going Gently/ the miniseries is a brilliant idea ... on PBS , no commercials :)

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  22. Love this post John, wish you could post us a slice of GG's cake
    Twiggy x

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  23. Enjoyed this so much :) Good luck with your running around all this week.

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  24. Wait. Folks have to give their trophys back after a year? Like the Stanley Cup? That s too bad.

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  25. Bless your heart! You are the life of that village.

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    1. I don't even have to look to know that you are from the South ... Bless your heart !
      It sounds lovely ~ ( I grew up in NC)

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  26. "Hello Flower!" should be the name of your memoirs or miniseries. Can't wait to see the cake!

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  27. Lovely. All of it.

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  28. Try though I might I just cannot get my head around the thought of you giggling coquettishly.

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  29. I also like the "guess the weight" idea. Whoever guesses correctly gets a free slice or two. Does he make one at Christmas, too?

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