Saturday, 8 August 2015

The 2015 Flower Show

 I've posted a few photos of today's show.....and now I am off to lie down..... More info tomorrow
Suffice to say thank you to everyone who helped organise it, entered it and supported it.......
Thank you x






50 comments:

  1. The flowers are lovely and the edibles look deliciously tempting. Fantastic!

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    1. We had 64 separate cakes entered!

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  2. How fabulous to have such an amazing community to live in. It looks awesome :-)

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    1. It has its faults like anywhere but on sunny days like today with a room full of happy people and flowers and cakes ...allwas right with the world

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  3. Wonderful! The cakes alone were amazing as well as everything else. I bet everyone had a grand time. Look forward to your next post but you certainly need a rest right now.

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    1. We had 549 enteries in total x

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  4. Absolutely fantastic and when you have recovered you can tell us all about it. I can't wait

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  5. Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful !
    All the lovely flowers, So wonderful.
    The table baked goods, fabulous.
    The bunting looks great.
    I had a wildfire 20 minutes from my home. It is hot here with not much blooming but the barrel cactus and prickly pear pod ripening with the the summer monsoons ! So all the flowers look so beautiful to me.

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. It looks brilliant. Well done JG and your committee.

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  7. Have a well earned rest John. I have been looking forward to this post and can't wait to hear more tomorrow!

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  8. Everything looks beautiful and it looks like it was a huge success! Love the bunting. I wish we had something like that here. The county and state fairs have similar entries like that, but I am sure it is not the same as your flower shows. Looking forward to the full scoop!

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  9. It looks wonderful. The flowers are unbelievable. It is 104 degrees here and not much of anything worth looking at. My tom turkey died from heat yesterday and the deer finished off what was left of my tomatoes. What wonderful weather you must have there to have such gorgeous flowers.

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  10. Great pictures! We watched The Caledar Girls the other day as a warm up for the Flower Show (Yorshire is far away from Wales I know but closer culturally than from here) Surely none of those cakes would ever be from M&S?

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  11. Is that the back and side of the head of a certain Chris that I see in the final photo? Certainly looks a bit like him.

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    1. Andrew, The Prof opened the show
      He did a stirring speech too

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  12. And you were worried! It looks magnificent!

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    1. It was our best show to date

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  13. That looks splendid! What a lovely spread of cakes! Well done to all those involved, especially a certain newly-wed x

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  14. The flowers are beautiful. Wish I could have sent a shot.
    Nice to see Auntie Gladys, she is one classy dame. Cute posies on the tables. Wow, all the baked goodies!

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    1. I did those !
      With donated flowers

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  15. Just these few pictures brightened my day way over here in Minnesota. Thank you.

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  16. It was a wonderful flower show. Well done to you and all the committee and helpers, a wonderfully orchestrated event.

    I was pleased as punch with my two Seconds'. Well done on all your wins, that Quiche was a masterpiece :-)

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    1. I thought my bottom was soggy......
      Thank YOU and wonderful hubby ( with the sean connery accent) for supporting the show xx

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    2. I DON'T wanna know about your soggy bottom; do you need winnie's "underpants of sex"?

      have a nice lie-down, dear!

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  17. Fantastic photos. Please tell Auntie Gladys that she looks wonderful and is that Professorial moustache I spy in the last picture.

    Congratulations John on a great Flower Show.

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    1. She looks good for 96 does she not? ...She still made the scones for the judges, held her own raffle and

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    2. bless auntie glad and the prof!

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  18. What a lovely community event - look like it was worth all that hard work! Well done everyone.

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  19. Glad it went well John. Very colourful. xx

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  20. can't wait to see more photos!

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  21. We were robbed! Ah, well. Gutted I missed the actual award ceremony but Milo slept until half 3 so we hot-footed it down there as soon as he woke up!

    P.S. Congrats re. quiche. I did notice!

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    1. Next year you both will enter the international event
      Thank you both for coming. Milo is a delight

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    2. Definitely! I could always enter the photography categories, too :-)

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  22. Looks fabulous John - the flowers are bloomin' gorgeous !

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  23. It all looks wonderful John and Auntie Glad looks as beautiful as ever.

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  24. The flowers are just amazing, they are so beautiful , I bet it smelled good in that room :)
    Aunt Gladys looks fabulous !!

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    1. And gay gordon is the guy on the left at the back

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  25. Congratulations, it looks beautiful. Auntie Gladys looks more put together at 96 than I ever have in my whole life. They don't make 'em like they used to, eh? Enjoy your well-deserved rest.

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  26. Fabulous turnout and everything looks extremely well organised. To avoid a soggy bottom give it little pricks all over then bake it for 15 minutes without the filling then give it a little wash with some beaten egg, bake for another 5 minutes then add the filling and bake for allotted time. Always put a baking sheet underneath the Quiche tin and make sure it is tin that you use. Glass or porcelain will induce sogginess!

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  27. It looks wonderful and I wish I was there. Cannot believe how young Aunty Glad looks . Xx

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  28. aunty glad is amazing and so is this wonderful event. you all should be so proud!

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  29. It all looks amazing. I love the hydrangea heads like that - they go from an ubiquitous hedge flower to a magical, perfect flower just by being vased like that. xo

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  30. Wow-beautiful! Great job all contributors, and especially you organisers :)

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  31. Next year I will send you one of MY fruitcakes. I swear.

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  32. All looks to be going swimmingly with lots of entries.

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  33. Gorgeous! Makes me want to enter our own local show this year, which I haven't done for many years!

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  34. It all looked so colourful and bright and well attended! Clearly a great success.

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