Thursday, 7 August 2014

Number Crunching

Auntie Glad at the First Trelawnyd Flower Show

Last year we had our highest number of flower show entries EVER
We received 345 single items
This year, so far, with the support of the villagers ,some non welsh despots
and by the keen Prestatyn flower Show committee members who have jumped in with
their cakes and novelty cucumbers
already we have 307 entries!
Tomorrow is the official day for entries to be in
So I wonder if we will break the record
Watch this space
Thank you all for your support!
It means a lot .
Now it's nearly 11pm and I am just about to check on my quiche
I am worried about a soggy bottom
Hey ho
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47 comments:

  1. Is it a flower quiche? Are you entering it? Congratulations on the popularity of this endeavor.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. An egg and bacon quiche.... I am challenging my nemesis Terry
      We are fighting out four classes
      The quiche ( he won last year)
      The boiled egg
      The boiled fruit cake
      And the novelty veg!
      Bring it on!

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    2. I hope you kick Terry's ass.

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  2. Good luck, John! Keep us posted. XOX

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  3. What a beautiful photo that is. And here's to non-soggy bottoms, quiche or otherwise. Enjoy the weekend!

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  4. Auntie Glad was a stunner wasn't she? Inner beauty shining through.
    Good luck with your entries - and the show.

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  5. OMB, tis a beauty auntie glad is!

    "I am worried about a soggy bottom." - NEVER a good thing, john!

    good luck with pulling it all together; and I am holding out hope for a slice of your fruitcake!

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  6. Fingers crossed that this is the best show yet.

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  7. Wonderful photo of Auntie Glad, she rather resembles my Granny Alice. =)
    Is there anything worse than a soggy bottom; maybe a job for Boudreaux's Butt Paste? (Yes, there is such a thing.) In any case, I'm sure you'll sweep all four categories and eliminate your competitor's hopes for the future!

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  8. Soggy Bottom Boys...

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  9. Keep your bottom dry and flaky

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  10. WOW, that picture looks like a picture of a classic movie star. Like a publicity photo for a hollywood magazine in the 50's. Love it.

    Bottoms up!

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    1. Oh I feel guilty
      It's lady Edith from Downton Abbey

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    2. You have a very trusting following, they are putty in your hands and believe everything you say. Be careful how you use your power !!!

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  11. Auntie Glad was and still is a beautiful woman.

    May your quiche rise to the occasion.

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  12. Here's to the best flower show yet! I hope your, um, bottom wasn't soggy.

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  13. I have a sudden violent urge to watch Downton Abbwey while scoffing boiled fruit cake. WHY???

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  14. Gorgeous photo. Would make a wonderful card. Auntie Glad was a stunner.
    Don't know much about soggy bottoms (phew) but guaranteed best way to hard boil an egg is:
    Bring large egg to room temp.
    Put egg in small saucepan of cold water.
    Bring to the boil ASAP.
    If electric stove turn off heat, put lid on saucepan and set timer for 7 minutes.
    If gas stove boil for one minute, put on lid and set timer for 6 minutes.
    Dunk egg in ice cold water.
    White will be set and the yolk will be slightly runny and no dark rings in sight. Perfect for salads.
    Timing needs to be adjusted for size of egg and for how runny you want the yolk to be.

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    1. Heda, you are absolutely right. This is how my mother taught me to hard boil eggs many many years ago.

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  15. Oops realized you probably use an Aga. No idea on how to boil an egg on one of those. Best of luck.

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    1. Same as boiling an egg on any cooker, really! x

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  16. There's a category for "boiled egg"? Soft or hard?

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  17. Wishing you the best of luck, and perhaps next year I'll remember to knit and enter the item I asked you about months ago. Where has the year gone?

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  18. Does the boiled egg have a coating of sausage meat and breadcrumbs?

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  19. Good luck, I hope your bottom is firm and dry x

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  20. When is Downton Abbey coming back - I have a strong need to see it !
    Jess made salmon en cruit for the first time last week... we had to borrow a rolling pin ! she was worried about a soggy bottom but it was perfect
    Have fun x

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  21. John, you need to put our overseas friends out of their misery!!! Hope your bottom is OK. Will be watching for pics of the weekend's activities

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  22. Sorry about the soggy bottom - fewer scotch eggs, more running round the village???!!!

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  23. Hope you smash it John. And that your bottom wasn't too soggy! ;)

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  24. Soggy bottoms are no fun.

    I hope you woke up to a MASSIVE queue of last-minute entrants....

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  25. It's all coming together nicely thanks to everyone's hard work especially yours! Here's to a dry bottom and lots of blue ribbons and first place's. Take lots of pictures!

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  26. Will the dowager get the cut for the best bloom again this year?

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  27. Surely you are pulling our collective legs saying that is Auntie Glad at the First Trelawnyd Flower Show. The colors are much to vivid for a purportedly old photograph. And the lovely lady appears to me to be the actress who plays Edith on Downton Abbey.

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    1. Aw, say it isn't so! Well she could pass for a young version of Auntie Glad.

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    2. Was thinking that myself but thought I'd play along since by this time on the night before the Flower Show, our genial host is probably sticking to a ceiling somewhere in Trelawnyd!

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  28. Arrived home from London late last night and I've been in the kitchen since half nine this morning, baking cupcakes, boiling eggs and assembling veg. Knackered!

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  29. Yes, a soggy bottom just wouldn't do now, would it John!
    Break a leg this weekend!

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  30. You allowed despots as entries. Watch out for them. They do not take defeat well.
    Looking forward to report and photos!

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  31. Here's to a a dry and flaky bottom.....good luck sweetie pie!

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  32. Chiz, curses, discovered, as Molesworth would say!

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  33. Arleen's comment is exactly what I'm thinking. Well done to all of you.

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  34. Good Luck to Everyone! I quite like being known as a 'non-Welsh despot'!Well, we're all Gaels anyway aren't we? Aunty Glad was and still is a very pretty lady. Soooo excited for tomorrow.xxx

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  35. That is a photo of Aunty Glad at the first flower show? Wow! How special.

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  36. Keep on cooking John, only 9 hours to go. X

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  37. You have worked so hard, hope everything goes well.

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