Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Show Buisness Gay Gordon & Other such Dramas

Little dramas
They are the way of the world in any village
Large or small.
Yesterday's snapshot

-Mrs E had a fall at home and broke her hip. I saw her in her hospital bed yesterday..she was a little confused. In a bid to orientate her, I promised to enter one of her hydrangeas into the flower show
She used to win a load of certificates in the old days
- Graham.'s dogs got out on the main road yesterday and one got struck by a car. She galloped panic stricken down the lane with concerned commuters after her, but we couldn't find her . Graham thinks that she's hiding away in one of the sheep fields.
- a large cucumber was left on the cottage wall by an unknown donator....I presume it was to be entered into Class 32 of the show
-Alun H called in with last year's best garden cup, he's justified in his pride of his Japanese garden
- Mrs Parry, called to say she had several cookery entries for me. She has a big forceful Welsh lilt and always refers to me formally  as "MISTER Gray"
- the Flintshire volunteer association telephoned to say that they had double booked our notice boards that we use to display the children's art.....I was a little sharp with my reactions
-a man on a mobility scooter was seen painting the Church's notice board ..I didn't recognise him but he waved
-I bought the ingredients for my " boiled fruit cake" my nemesis Terry hasn't made his yet..or so he says

Like I said little dramas
If anyone has an entry for the show and is unsure of the entering procedure please contact me..please see my contact details on the " official" blog site ( click on link)

http://trelawnydflowershow.blogspot.co.uk

LOOKS AS THOUGH WE ARE GOING TO BE SHORT OF VEG ENTRIES THIS YEAR ( one of our main contributors is unable to join in with the show this year)
SO IF ANYONE HAS VEG THAT THEY COULD ENTER IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL IF YOU COULD DO SO!

Gay Gordon's 10lb fruit cake
Well I have seen everything now!
A few minutes ago, as I was talking to Val & Peter about their fuchsia entry, Gay Gordon careered down the main road in his invalid buggy towards us!
" I have a cake for you!" He bellowed " it's been soaked with half a bottle of sherry!"
The cake itself was perched precariously in the footwell of the buggy and was covered by a tea towel
" it's for your open allotment day" Gordon sang out
" it's over 10lbs- you need 2 men to lift it!"
He wasn't far wrong.....
I explained that we are not holding an open day this year but I would use the cake in the flower show,
Which Gordon seemed pleased about
The cake was so heavy, that it had to stop twice on the way home to rest the monster on London Road's stone wall



38 comments:

  1. E-mailed you! I've recently gotten into baking so I'm going to give cupcakes a try for this year's show. Eeek!

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  2. And city folk think life in the country is boring!

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  3. Boiled fruit cake? Think I'll stick with making clootie dumpling...

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    1. I've just made it, and it looks impressive

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  4. I always make a boiled fruit cake for our Chirstmas cake every year. Delicious and always moist and flavoursome - or is that because of the amount of brandy I dose it with...?

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  5. I want to enquire on the health of auntie glad; what is she entering into the show this year?

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    1. AM
      She's well and will be running her own stall and raffle as always
      She is also making the " tea" for the judges who have a special table of their own before the judging starts

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  6. I hope Mrs E and Graham's dog both improve. The other dramas are irritating - but much less important.

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    1. I have not heard about Graham's dog.. But mrs E is apparantly brighter this pm

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  7. Boiled fruit cake? Hmm not convinced. Village life here is so tame compared to Trelawnyd unless you count the cery large shipping container lorry which turned up on our drive yesterday. Turns out the landlord is moving to Canada tomorrow but no one bothered to tell us peeps who live in the side annexe. With homelessness pending maybe we should move to North Wales where it's all happening :)

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    1. And you said your place is quiet!

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  8. Never a dull moment, sounds like fun, wish I was there,

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  9. A tad busy then...?

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  10. On the surface things look calm but look at all the action going on. I do hope they find that poor dog.

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  11. Country living at its best.
    Hope the pup is found and is well.
    The cake sounds like it throw out your back, get you drunk and give you indigestion all at once. Haha!

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  12. Good grief, a 10 pound fruit cake! Bringing that home must have developed your biceps wonderfully!

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  13. It is all happening in Trelawnyd!

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  14. So, just another quiet day in Trelawnyd.

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  15. Are there a lot of gays in your village?

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    1. Gordon isn't gay
      He's just flamboyant
      Hence the nickname

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  16. We all crave drama, whether we admit it or not.

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  17. I bet it tastes good.

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  18. I think I made something like this for Daughter's wedding back in the day. It was a de rigeur kind of thing for the Irish rellies, I carved it into a 100 pieces and posted off in saran wrap and brown paper to various corners of the world. It sounds quaint now in hindsight.

    But in Ireland we call it "holding your end up."

    Life in a small village, John. I can relate.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. I hold my end with the best of them

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  19. How very peculiar! Just this morning the picture came into my mind of Bette Davis in her role as the eye-patched, crude mother of a dysfunctional family in 'The Anniversary' (only my image was when she squeezes the rubber bulb to make the little boy toy figure do a water-wee). But very strange indeed, n'est-ce pas?. I think we must be somehow telepathically connected, J.G. (I hope you can't read what I'm thinking right now).

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  20. Oh I hope they find Graham's poor dog!
    No quiche?

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  21. 'Missus' might have been better? Sorry I'm a bit rushed, but I will read your emotional roller-coaster of a post a bit later.

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  22. I think you could / should host a radio programme John xx

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  23. As Elephant's Child said, the most important would be the two with endangered health - the lady and the dog. I hope all goes well there. And the rest of it ... cumulatively the little things can be a burden as well.

    I've sent you my vegetable entry; then it occurred to me to wonder if I missed the deadline, since you are a number of hours ahead of us here in Canada. Ah, no matter - it was a load of fun.

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    1. You are 24 hours in time

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  24. I love it! A wonderful day in the ongoing saga that is Trelawnyd. You are a lucky man MISTER Gray.

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  25. Has the dog been found? I'm worried.

    Love,
    Janie

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  26. I hope the dog is found :-(

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