Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Village Gossip & A Thank You To Maryanne

I cannot hope to compete with the fantastic response of yesterday's blog entry, so I won't bother!
Today's blog will centre upon the plodding normality of Flower Show Prep.
All morning I was baking cakes for the refreshment stall. All have been wrapped and frozen ready for the day.

Last Night was earmarked for more raffle ticket selling which turned out to be a harder job than I anticipated , not because people were not buying, they were, but because people got me chatting and socialising rather than selling .
I sold a load of tickets at the wonderfully warm Cameron household , had a guided tour of their new garden and was given a jar of strawberry jam before I left. Ian and Jo at the old police house  proudly showed me Jo's collection of homemade pottery and I had a good gossip at another " unnamed" villager's house who told me all about the shady goings on at The Crown ( the village pub) where the latest manager has done a bunk over some " substance" issues! ...I also heard that the old landlords Ceri and Nathan are now returning, which is very good news for the village.

The Camerons ( centre) at my open allotment day

Around 8 pm I had to give up as I bumped into my nemesis, the Chairman of the Conservation group, who was selling his own committee's  raffle tickets .He was coming up High Street whereas I was going down......and although I knew I may have the popular vote when it came down to ticket selling,
 he had the gravitas and seniority.

We both politely said hello and both decided to call the selling thing to an end for the evening but before I left for home I called into Auntie Glads gleaming kitchen to drop off a few tickets for her to sell from the comfort of her armchair.
The old gal , with a slight twinkle in her eye asked me how many tickets I had already sold
" Nearly three hundred!"I told her proudly!
" Isnt that wonderful" she chirped with the faintest hint of a smug smile

For we both knew damm well that she had sold over four hundred last year

And to finish...I must thank Maryanne over at co.ukhttp://sentfrommyiron.blogspot.co.uk
For sending me several packs of homemade bunting to sell at the flower show this year,
Its so bloody kind of her especially as she posted them from New Zealand


I love receiving these gifts towards the show
And please remember that anyone in blogland can enter any of the classes in the show if they wish
Over the years we have had blog winners in the craft section, homemade card section, knitting and photographic sections ...so have a look at the schedule at


http://trelawnydflowershow.blogspot.co.uk





38 comments:

  1. She's had a bit more practice at it John. One day all the sweet young things will hope they get as good at it as you are.

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  2. I like village gossip.

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  3. big doings in the little town; and the gossip...OH MY!

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  4. Makes some of us want to move to the village

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    1. D'ya wanna move next door and compete with our potential garden? :-) Currently browsing properties there for when I retire. You will have to wait ten years though cos we have a lot of saving to do. :-)

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  5. I agree with Travel, I need to move back to a village, I miss all the going's on!

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  6. Well done Auntie Glad. Her photo in your sidebar always reminds me of a dear older friend who died a couple of years ago. She was Welsh too……her real name was a very odd welsh name that I can't recall at the moment, but we all knew her as Jenny. She didn't speak English until she was 10.

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  7. ps. I just found it online….it was Buddug ! No wonder she didn't use it.

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  8. No doubt she will sell hers very quickly ... perhaps even to folk who have already bought off you :-)

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  9. What cakes are in the picture John? They look very yummy. Well done on selling so many raffle tickets. I bet you'll be on target with Auntie Glads great effort by the day of the show.

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  10. You have to keep up with the goss, it is village law. well done on the ticket sales, would you like a raffle prize, drop me an email with a snail mail address and I will pop something in the post. It will be quilty or/and stitchy of course.

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  11. I love Auntie Glad....I can picture you both in her gleaming kitchen..... just delightful as always John.

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  12. My cousin lives in Rhuddlan, is Trelawnyd a bigger or smaller village ? I wonder if she knows everyone as you seem to do.

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  13. The world needs more Aunt Gladys's ... I need one today for sure.
    or a good back doctor. There are times that I think living in a village and knowing everyone would be like heaven. It was hell when I was young and lived in a neighborhood in the US South where everyone knew your business .. but now it would be comforting. Who knew I would grow into a grannie who wants to gossip with the other grannies ??

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    1. I turned into that grannie too. :-)

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  14. 300 ... 400 ... either number is amazing for a small village!

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  15. Oh, how nice it would be to live in a village such as yours. Is it truly real or a figment of your vivid imagination? It just sounds a bit like Valhalla.

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    1. I always cut out the bad bits

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  16. You really must live in one of the nicest villages in Wales and without a doubt you are at the very hub of it.

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  17. How nice of Maryanne - the bunting is beautiful!

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  18. What a day.
    Yummy looking cakes, lovely bunting by Maryanne, lots of interesting news and ticket sales !

    cheers, parsnip

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  19. I wish Life were like that ... we just cut out the Bad Bits :)

    My bed collapsed last night and I told my neighbor this morning and she and her son came here and put the bed frame back together, better than ever ! And she bakes !
    Now I just need to bring them with me when I move to Wales.

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  20. I hanker for village life myself, with the city option of course. We're looking t a house in a village about an hour away in Wine Country, fingers crossed the figures will make sense. I hope the locals buy the bunting and I had to include a "kiwiana" one in there too, being a Koiwi 'n; all xo

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  21. Christ. What a boring post.

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  22. Shady goings-on at the Crown? Substance issues? Oh dear, and I thought Trelawnyd was full of decent-law-abiding citizens. My rose-tinted specs have been abruptly smashed.

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    1. The real world occasionally encroaches nick

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  23. That looks so fun. Makes me want to move.

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  24. That looks so fun. Makes me want to move.

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  25. I love hearing about the flower show!

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  26. I was going to say I wished we lived in a village rather than being one of many lone houses on a hill, but I can't compete with that last comment except perhaps to say '69' .... Lol :-)

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  27. Hi John, do we enter things via photos or send them in real life? Think I'd be too late to send any crocheted items from Oz for this year!

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    1. It's amazingly quick though - I posted the bunting on a Friday and it was there in about 10 days. It's taken letters longer to arrive from 15km away! :)

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    2. It would be lovely if you could enter something merrybard x

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    3. I'll make something especially for you, ready for next year. Maybe a Mr Bingley in full gobble mode. LOL, now that's a crocheting challenge! :)

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