Sunday, 15 July 2018

The Last Flower Show Meeting

The photos were not up to much ( the man at the next table could quite work my phone camera)  but the company was good and the food surprisingly excellent! 
A few speeches were made and several bottles too many of the house wine were quaffed and I think it was a testament to the company and the event itself that every chair was still filled at the very end of the evening, with no one sloping off too early and with the thirteen of us tottering off to the four corners of Trelawnyd well after eleven.
We raised our glasses to the Flower Show achievements over the years and saluted Auntie Glad who could no be with us in person and the loud chatter around the room, which was almost deafening at times reminded us all of the times around Gladys' kitchen table when I or Sylvia lost control over the meeting and everyone when off on their own tangents.
I shall miss those meetings.
But they have taught me a valuable lesson...........they have taught me the power of a shared goal, the importance of fun when bringing together powerful personalities  and the sweetness of kind actions






47 comments:

  1. Local pubs are a lot fancier looking than I remember! Looks like a lovely group. Glad you had a good time.

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    1. I've just written the blog commentary . Too squiffy last night

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  2. Makes leaving even harder, doesn’t it?
    It looks like a big happy family..

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    1. It is..... a nice swan song so to speak

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  3. awww so very nice !

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. A happy memory in the making!

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  5. I’m so glad you all had a good time. You have some wonderful memories of the Flower Show committee. You will fit in and blossom where ever you land. Your a wonderful human being. Gabs

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  6. What a wonderful capture of some genuinely happy, lovely, and caring people sharing a good time! Congratulations to all on all your efforts. Thank you for all your hard work. You've all created a wonderful and marvelous legacy.

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    1. I think we all felt that last night especially after nine or so bottles of wine

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  7. I'm glad you had a good time. Hold that memory tightly.

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  8. You deserve to feel supported and loved,I hope those feelings stay with you.-Mary

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  9. It doesn't look like a lot of business is being accomplished at this meeting. :-)

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  10. I have obviously never visited Trelawnyd but it looks like a great place to live, amongst all those people. Don't worry old mate, your ship will stabilise on these rough seas. Believe.

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    1. I have done good friends

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  11. I am so pleased to hear that you felt loved and supported.

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  12. Parting is such sweet sorrow.

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  13. It looks like a great time was had by all.

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  14. So happy to read this, and see the pictures. Must have tugged at your heart strings a bit though. But good memories for you to carry forward x

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  15. Everyone looks so happy to be a part of this memory. Good luck John...a fitting end to a lovely story. xx

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  16. You must be having second thoughts about going. Yes?

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  17. Looks like a fun bunch of friends together and good memories to see you through John.

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  18. Looks like a jolly good evening out. I like these pubs with their (usually) very good home cooked meals.

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    1. The Criwn has a new chef who is excellent, everyone had a lovely meal

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  19. Pity you aren’t in the photo John. Trelawnyd will miss you, happy memories in so many ways...

    LX

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    1. I'm in the top one !

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    2. I see you now, so glad it went well and a testament to all.

      LX

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  20. Cheers to you all! x

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  21. Sad that the flower show won't continue xx

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  22. I simply cannot understand why The Flower Show won't happen again. So much energy and ability around that table. So much community spirit. It is a damned shame that you have all called time on The Flower Show.

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  23. So sad...for me. Thank you for the wonderful years.

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    1. As others have said, everyone looks so happy to be together. I am sure there was much story telling. A toast to you all.

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  25. John, Just thinking about this year, the departure of bloggers and the apparent stress felt by bloggers. I never understand why bloggers feel pressured to blog. It’s free entertainment for us. Why don’t they just relax and blog when they bloody well feel like it and not blog when they can’t be bothered, simples. When you blog we are pleased when you don’t we will probably be grateful when you do again. In between the sky won’t fall in.

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  26. Great reminder of the importance of having fun along the way. At work we are rightly concerned about not offending anyone, and we have not figured out how to have a good laugh.

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  27. Such a happy looking group....leaving on a 'high note'.

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  28. Never lose your grace, John.

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  29. And you’ll find or create this wherever you go.

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  30. Wonderful John . . .
    Bet that felt the best ever.
    No doubt about it . . . you have a charm . . .
    and being with you must have felt as wonderful
    to the flower committee as it did for you.

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  31. Looks like a brilliant evening. A good way to say farewell to some of your good friends and neighbours in Trelawnyd.

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  32. A good time was had by all, clearly. I'm glad you were all still compos mentis enough to find your way back to the right house.

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  33. An end of an era.

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  34. Such wonderful memories to store away, John, and call upon when needed.

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  36. Did the Flower Show stop because you are leaving? You were the driving force and all these capable people cannot continue without you? Or maybe it was just time, end of an era?....quite sad, I loved the idea that village fetes still exist.

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  37. Lovely memorie.

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  38. Working with the AIDS Quilt here changed my outlook on things too.

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