Thursday, 4 August 2016

Checklists


It's dawn and as one particulary dozey bulldog sleeps the sleep of the righteous with her head on my foot, I am mentally ticking off jobs that need completion.
The list seems endless
Noticeboards for the children's art ( tick)
Make Chocolate cake ( tick)
Make Coffee Cake ( tick)
Make Boiled fruit Cake ( tick)
Mrs Trellis reminded of entering that nice rose in her front garden ( tick)
Collect the previous winners' cups ( tick)
Box up the hundreds of craft hearts made by June from Kent to be sold ( tick)
Photocopy the international novelty vegetable  entries ( tick)
Unravel the bunting ( tick)
Challenge teenage boffin Cameron into entering another poorly supported class ( tick)

Luckily there are more ticks than not in my mind at the moment, but there are  outstanding jobs to be done
My mother's hand embroidered tablecloths are yet to be ironed,
A quiche lorraine needs baking
I need to mooch around Alan Walker's garden to pick his entries for the flower section ( he's been a bit under the weather recently )
Susan from Erw Wen needs gentle bulling about that bloody lovely dahlia she's in two minds cutting
Oh and I need to check if the hot water heater is still working in the hall's kitchen.

A few minutes ago, when I was wandering the lane in my night clothes, I spied " Trendy " Carol standing in her doorway with a wooden spoon in her hand ( she was dressed btw  in designer paint splattered jeans and a floaty top)  
" I've just made a carrot cake and there's not one on the schedule!!!!" She wailed

Such are the trials of running a flower show.




42 comments:

  1. What a busy boy you are! So much cake to be made.
    I had a quite small yorkie sleeping on my bed for a few months last year, and it disturbed my sleep considerably! Not helped by the fact that I was scared to move her around as she is prone to getting snarly if moved from a chosen place. If I had a bulldog wanting to be on the bed, I think I would sleep on the floor!! (Yorkie sleeps downstairs now)

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  2. for Saturday? keeps you on your toes eh? have a good show! xxx

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  3. Village life is so tiring. Best you move to the city.

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  4. I do not use embroidered tablecloths anymore because I hate ironing them. John, a lovely set table on a plain white tablecloth can look just as pretty.
    Greetings Maria x

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  5. Hot water boiler is working fine now John - tick

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    1. Can I pick the hall keys up later jason? Is there anyone in the hall later?

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    2. Phew ... thank goodness for that, so there WILL be tea and coffee for all ;-)

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    3. Think it's free this evening john

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  6. You are a star John, I love reading about your schedule and how you involve everyone x

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  7. Tell Sue, the Maenan veggie grower and blogger .... who has yet to even check that there ARE actually carrots, beetroot and potatoes under all the foliage ...... what time to bring her entries on Saturday morning ....... check?

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  8. Delegate!!!!I'm sure your hubby is an excellent iron-er!Good Luck with it all xxx

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  9. Do find some time to breathe! Please!

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  10. Read a Wikipedia article about ticks (tick).
    When gently bulling Susan from Erw Wen she is bound to moo in protest.

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  11. Have a few generous shots of whiskey and the enormous burden of ticks will diminish.

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  12. It all sounds tickety-boo.

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  13. I feel tired just reading all that. Phew!

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  14. I'm at your front door as soon as that quiche is baked! step back and count to 10 and breathe; the show will be the best ever!

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  15. Sounds as tho you are ahead of the game! It's going to be wonderful and well worth all the work!

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  16. If I had to run a flower show, I'd develop a number of tics myself.

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  17. By the time this is over, and the dust has settled, you will be ready for breakfast in bed.

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  18. A busy bustling village!

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  19. Compared to things in my life , right now, here ... it is positively a whirl of activities ! :)

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  20. SUSAN - DON'T LISTEN TO JOHN. DON'T CUT THE DAHLIA, LET IT LIVE!
    It always puzzles me when people admire a beautiful flower and then cut it to bring it indoors, shortening its life).

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    1. SUSAN , JUST CUT THE FLOWER.......JUST CUT THE FLOWER,

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  21. It sounds like it's coming right along.

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  22. Things just have a way of working out..... I remember telling my daughter that all the time when in school and she had a cross country race to run or a musical performance... you worry and worry but some how in the end 9 times out of 10 things always seem to work out and your just wasting your energy on the worrying part... Yeah i was that glass half full kind of mom... I must have drove her nuts! lol I'd love to know what kind of chocolate cake you baked John... Did you use one of our recipes or did you use your own... :) Best of Luck! Hugs! deb

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    1. I copied a reciepe someone sent to me here...was it you?

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    2. I sent you Black Magick recipe... It has a cup of coffee in it....?? :)

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  23. I wish I lived in Trelawnyd. I would love to help with the flower show.

    (wistful sigh...)

    xx

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  24. Looks very familiar to our check list from last week, and on Saturday you'll wonder why you thought there wouldn't be many entries, and this time next week you'll be thinking that it wasn't really that much work, and in a few months time you'll wonder why you were so stressed...have a fantastic show and take time to enjoy it xx

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    1. Nice to have you comment on Going Gently debbie x

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  25. Your skill, stamina and expertise amaze me - and I must say that bulldog does not seem to be helping.

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    1. He remained in this position until noon pat

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  26. Good air in, bad air out ... breathe ...

    If I lived closer I would iron your tablecloths. A very meditative job, I find, as long as I am not hurrying. The least pressure and I press the wrinkles in, instead of out. But just for your tablecloths, I would start early and they'd be flat as a pancake.

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    1. Come over and have a go at my underpants!

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    2. That was NOT part of the agreement! lol

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  27. I make a very good peach bread, but have turned lazy into an art form. The dog and I would get along nicely or should I say nappingly. Take a break...you work too hard

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  28. I make a very good peach bread, but have turned lazy into an art form. The dog and I would get along nicely or should I say nappingly. Take a break...you work too hard

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  29. Sad about the carrot cake. I always made my banana and chocolate chip for our "fete worse than death" aka school fete. Good luck .

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  30. Sad about the carrot cake. I always made my banana and chocolate chip for our "fete worse than death" aka school fete. Good luck .

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