Saturday, 17 August 2019

Flower Show

Terry unhappy at our draw

Terry beat me in the biscuits and I won the quiche , so it was a wash given our eggs and boiled fruit cakes were not placed.
We have sworn that next year we will fight to the death in the cookery section.
I have to add here that Terry is not my new boyfriend ( I have just been asked on messenger by an excited blog reader if he is! ) 

Wendy from round the corner won the cup...she can bake with one hand tied behind her back.

The Ressurected flower show has gone very well. Now Obviously, because of a hiatus of two years, the number of exhibits were lower than they were in our day, but the Show was impressive given that and the fact that a new less experienced committee was at the reins.
I really enjoyed entering...and actually won a cup for my vase of garden flowers!!!


I saw lots of people I haven't seen in a while,....I was especially moved when villager Alan W shook my hand and with much emotion told me that he was pleased that I was staying in the village
" you are well loved here" he told me over my boiled egg exhibit
And I believed him

The domestic classes

My garden flowers

The Women's Institute provided the refreshments!

75 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhh, now I need to make a trip the a bakery. Glad it went so well.

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  2. Very impressive stuff there John so well done all round.

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  3. Congrats to both you and your arch-nemesis!

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  4. Congrats, JayGee (but of course!)

    "It was a wash"? Is there a typo in there? (Washout = wipeout?) If not, I need a translation.

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  5. Brilliant!!! Well done John! X

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  6. In hindsight, it seems obvious that you would shine in the flower competition. But well done with the quiche! On to higher and grander goals.

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  7. A perfect result! You each won one class and were soundly trounced by Wendy round the corner...
    Thanks for pictures!

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  8. I can see why you won. Lovely flowers.

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  9. What a wonderful village tradition, now into the future

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  10. What a lovely post, in every way. It was an utter joy to read. Thanks.

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  11. Are you going out tonight?

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  12. Well done. Lovely photos too.

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  13. Congratulations on your wins!

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  14. Congratulations on your wins! So much tasty looking produce there.

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  15. Barbara Anne6:13 pm

    Applause, applause on your wins and the cup for your lovely flower arrangement of those sweet garden flowers.

    I'm glad there were lots of entries as it was the committee's first show and the WI treats look wonderful. Which did you choose to have?

    Hugs!

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  16. Your garden flowers are beautiful and deserved of a win. Well done.

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  17. W.I. cakes. I dream of W.I. cakes.

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    1. They sold the lot in an action at the end

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    2. I thought they had rather over catered, now I know why!

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    3. I like imagining an action at the end. Endings can be so dull.

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    4. Our WI is very pragmatic

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  18. I wish I knew how to arrange flowers. It's definitely a talent that some have and others don't. Congratulations on your cup, and I think a wash is the best outcome between friends!

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  19. Congrats on your wins! All the goodies on the refreshment table look scrumptious! You can email me your quiche recipe!!! :) I love quiche!

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  20. Well done but what happened with Parsley the lion? Curious minds need to know!! x

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  21. Well deserved successes...but best of all...you are loved.

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  22. Well done.
    Have you got to look after the vase all year and then give it back next year? If so for gawds sake don't lose it

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  23. You are so good, entering all those categories, throwing yourself into it and being so supportive.... you certainly are well loved and are right to believe Alan. XXXX

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    1. I think every initiative should be supported in a community
      In some way...
      Plenty of people have supported my dreams

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  24. i am so happy that you are still there to enjoy it.

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  25. What a lovely event, simple skills appreciated, growing celebrated. My only issue is with the W.I. refreshments- I have put on half a stone just looking at it, delicious! Glad that you belong to such a great community, and long may you be happy there x

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  26. Well done you. And of course you are loved.

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  27. Reading this from Macedonia! Glad to hear the show went well!

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  28. Well done. It sounds like a fun day. xx

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  29. CONGRATS on your prizes! and those baked goods in the last pix look dee-lish!

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  30. Congratulations on your wins! And on your return to something very dear to your heart.

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  31. Congrats on having fun John! Makes me want to enter something in the local fair. Now everyone here knows that biscuits are much easier to make than quiche, so... (whispers) you win.

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    1. Shhhhh I bought the biscuits and covered them in chocolate

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  32. Well done on all your wins. Really glad lion got a first. Any chance you'll be share your winning quiche recipe?

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  33. Well done for having fun and more well done for your wins! Parsley the lion deserved it; and so did you. Nice to have it confirmed that you are indeed loved!

    Jo in Auckland

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  34. Cannot say how delightful it is to see you enjoying yourself as you participate with your fellow villagers in celebrating the talents of producing the best from homes, gardens and kitchens. It all speaks of warm companionship...
    Your just rewards for having acted like a gentleman with a kind heart during the past recent seasons. Once again I find myself feeling proud of you, for all of it. -Mary

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  35. Fun that you had some wins, lovely to read that you have such togetherness in your village and so glad for you that you will be staying put.

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  36. To be well loved is surely the best prize ��

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  37. What a fun and spirited community you have! Your flowers were deserving of their cup.

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  38. Huge congrats. dear John! I'm on holiday in New England and the flowers up here are almost as beautiful as in English gardens - much cooler weather than where I live in North Carolina. Your vase would be lovely anywhere.

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  39. Well done John. That is just how I remember the annual show in my native Surrey village of Lingfield. It was the highlight of the year; along with Bonfire Night.

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  40. The winning vase of flowers is almost as Handsome as your new "best friend" Terry (cough-cough). It's wonderful that The Flower Show has been resurrected because it is very sad when such village traditions die away.

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  41. Congratulations on your wins it must be rewarding to see the event resurrected John you set the bar high and no doubt were a big influence for them going forward.
    Yes knowing your loved is one thing but hearing it said
    is even better such a nice thing to say'
    Thanks for sharing the event with us through your lovely photos.

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  42. Well done, John! How lovely of Alan to let you know how the village feels about you :)

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  43. Well done and what happens with all of the cakes and baking after? The show should sell off slices to raise money for the village.

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    1. If you put a red sticker on your cake, it was sold

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  44. It's a FIRST....oh hurrah. Lovely stuff including the munchies from the women's institute. :)

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  45. Lovely sentiment from your fellow villager! TAke care!

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  46. Damn, my allergies are acting up again...my eyes cant seem to stop tearing up...

    You are where you belong, john xoxo

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