Friday, 4 July 2014

" I am BIG ...It's the flower Show that got small"

I think I would have made a rather good PA
As all morning I have sorted out Flower Show Business.
I have sold £40 worth of raffle tickets,  delivered Show Schedules, conscripted three gardens into the " best garden class" , drank two cups of coffee at kitchen tables , accepted a plant pot full of leek seedlings and  spoke to a reporter from the Flintshire Leader about interviewing Auntie Gladys in her role as longest serving member of the Flower Show Committee.
The reporter was very nice, but I could tell he was slightly on edge  when he spied six bags of smelly dog poo standing proudly by the back door wall.
" I sprinkle them around the field borders to keep the badgers away" I explained as he laughed nervously and his eyes went just a little rounder when Winnie trotted past , showing him a cherry tomato that she had triumphantly  retrieved from underneath the fridge freezer.
Anyhow, Gladys is an old pro when it cones to reporters and photographers, so I have left her to it
" alright Mr DeMille ......she's ready for her close up"



26 comments:

  1. one or two of auntie glad's scones will capture the heart of any reporter!

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    1. Apparantly he is coming with the photographer on Tuesday now!

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  2. You are such an interesting member of this village. Thanks for being yourself.

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  3. She'll be fabulous darling.

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  4. I wish we could all be there for the flower show.

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    1. Send in an entry... I am sure you can design a card or send me a photograph?

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  5. Did you not tell the reporter about that lad from Trelawnyd with 738 followers and his four legged friends? Please post photographs of the flower show, John.

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    1. I promise Dave... But then again I always do
      Put flower show in the search box at the top and you will see 7 flower shows past!

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  6. Would love to see a taped interview! He is in for a real treat.

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    1. She'll send him bananas

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  7. I was going to look up Flintshire Leader, and found you did it for us. I did have to inquire after bleep test, which I see you also will pass for reason of chairing the flower show. Have a great day.

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    1. http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/135275/wrexham-fc-midfielder-harris-is-the-bleep-test-champion.aspx

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  8. I would love to be able to attend your flower show. (I'd probably look a bit like the reporter.)

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    1. Please send in an entry!

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  9. Auntie Glad is a mega star. Like Linda, I would love to see a taped interview. Have a brilliant flower show.

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  10. Wow -you sure can pack a lot into a morning, John. I'm with the rest...would love to see Auntie Glad on video. Winnie...you kill me. Deb

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  11. Off topic but check out this blogpost.
    http://spitalfieldslife.com/
    Thomas Bewick's Dogs

    Ann in Canada

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    1. Ann
      I presumed you were spam
      But I kind of liked the dogs of shorditch blog entry
      I think I would like to do a similar one here

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    2. Not spam John.....just a doddering old lady who enjoys your stories!
      Ann in Canada

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  12. If he is a reporter worth his salt he can see a story in the bags of dog pooh. I would love to hear of all the ways to deter badgers, and suspect this isn't the most unusual by a long way. I suspect the dog pooh could be used as a people deterrent too. Celebrities take note.

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    1. I think he was more bothered by the cherry tomato
      Winnie kept showing it him ...an odd look for a fat bulldog

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  13. LOL! Laughing before I've had my breakfast, thankfully not got a mouthful of boiled egg sarnie!
    I'd love to have seen a pic of Winnie 'stealing the show'.

    Last night I said to my cat, 'Don't wake me up before 7am, I'm having a lie-in'. Bang on 7am, she's crying at the door and I swear she sounded like she was saying,' Mummm, I wanna go out!'. I know, human-ising animals is cazy but, that's what I am, crazy cat lady and soon to be crazy chicken lady!

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  14. Whata busy morning! Can you teach me how to be that productinve?

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