My brother in law runs The Prestatyn Classic Car Show
My sister organises the catering with a team of volunteers that are similar to my old Flower Committee despots.
Thousands of people descend on the seaside town as they did today and most want a drink and a cake and comfortable place to park their arse .
I joined the small team of eight volunteers and a smattering of air cadet teenagers in the furnace hot tea tent.
Pauline was sweating cobs over a mound of babs and stated she " couldn't stop as she'd only done the ham and not the cheese " as the others busied themselves over cutting the cakes into manageable chunks.
It was going swimmingly until the water urns blew their fuses
Luckily previous flower Show disasters have made my sister and I used to sudden tits up moments like these so after collecting a collection of kettles from local shops we entered a local house and started ferrying boiling water into the tea tent whilst the other ladies fended off a small riot with glasses orange squash and the odd Ribena before the handyman arrived.
The lady in charge of the washing up bowl flirted outrageously as I took over the tea making responsibilities . My previous Trelawnyd memorial hall kitchen experience obviously impressed her....but I knew she was only after another trusted pair of hands for the Prestatyn Flower Show teatent as matriarch Denise was on holiday!
There is no room for ditherers in a busy teatent
I only did a four hour stint, ( whilst most of the volunteers did all day!!!) but after I had finished I had to go home to lay down in a darkened , cool room