Thursday, 13 April 2017

Another Year, Another Flower Show


With another level head on the Flower Show committee in the shape of Trelawnyd Val, we thrashed out the 2017 schedule in record time.
There was a bit of a debate over schedule layout, some lively talk about who will open the show ( we are toying with a Mary Berry lookalike named tantalisingly as Mary Cherry, but we may be in muddy legal waters here. Meirion & Daphne know someone from Coronation Street so we may have a real celebrity on the cards! If we don't I'll ask the newly elected counsellor for our area.......the local elections are just about to start!

The pub tv was playing quietly in the corner, so I was mindful that my Nemesis Terry was paying too much attention to a video of a Macarena rather than the strenuous conversation over the differences between a pie and a tart!
We all missed Auntie Glad's kitchen!
It's Gladys' 98 th birthday on Tuesday...I learned today that the village Male Voice Choir had planned to call on her to sing her happy birthday. They called in to her old care home to sing carols to her at Christmas which was a delightful tribute I thought. ( Gladys had provided refreshments to the choir for many many years)
Anyhow I am going to propose that we have a new cup " The Auntie Glad Cup" for a baking category in the show. I forgot to mention it tonight, the pub was rather busy and it slipped my mind.....
The food in the restaurant looked fab, I must admit.....
As I sipped my diet coke!
Hey ho

25 comments:

  1. I suppose you opened with, "Let the fun begin!"

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  2. I love the idea of the Auntie Glad Cup! Differences between a pie and a "tart"? I hope you set them all straight... well, um...

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  3. Planning is half the fun, away you go.

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  4. An Auntie Glad cup for the best scones?

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    1. We've never had a scone category how strange

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    2. It seems the perfect category to award the Auntie Glad cup.

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  5. I love the "auntie glad cup" idea. a pie has 2 crusts, a tart has 1. and remember I have knitted goods for you to sell at the show.

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  6. Great idea but a (baking) bowl rather than a cup....

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  7. It would be a tough cup to live up to!

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  8. Sometimes reading about all the going-ons there and the people and problems if reminds me of the Vicar of Dibley.

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  9. Great suggestion and yes, a bowl sounds best.
    Every time I see a photo of you like that, John, I want to hug you!

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  10. I love the Auntie Glad cup/bowl idea! Do you know any potters who could make a cool trophy? And you must stop drinking diet pop. That stuff is really toxic. It's far better to have a few calories. Best, Su

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  11. Good news all round. The Aunty Glad Cup is wonderful, so is the idea of your choir singing for her. What a star!

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  12. The Aunty Glad Cup idea is wonderful. And you should definitely have a scone category. There was always a scone category at our old village show. Although I never even managed a 'Highly Commended.' X

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  13. That photo is quite disturbing ! At least you get your meetings in the pub. Husband's sailing club committee meetings are in the club house but held on a Tuesday when the bar is closed !
    I love the idea of an Aunty Glad trophy & introducing a new category for scones would be perfect though I know it is a flower show & not a flour show xx

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  14. That's not John - it looks like Bruce Forsyth superimposed on Mary Berry to me. Isn't it????
    Lovely to know that there will always be a reminder of Auntie Gladys at Trelawnyd, with people who can explain the history of the cup to newbies.

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    1. That's what it looks like to me too. You can sort of see where the moustache has been "removed". It's disturbing! Hand over the brain bleach!

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  15. An Auntie Gladys cup; very apt. Is the Finlay Memorial Cup still in existence?

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  16. You're a bit of a silver fox John. I propose that YOU open the show as a Paul Hollywood look-a-likee!!!

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  17. Simone got there before me!

    To save money couldn't you just open the Flower Show dressed in Indian dancing garb - Paul Bollywood?

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  18. Great minds think alike YP! I do think the Paul Bollywood idea sounds even better though especially if John danced his way into the show!

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  19. When is the show? Now that I'm retired my goal is to make things to contribute to special events for fund raising. If not this year then next 'cause I'm not quick. Love the 'Auntie Glad ' bowl. We've been in the upper 70's most days here in Houston TX. Guess spring is about done for us.

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  20. Wonderful! I am sure that Aunty Glad will love it!

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