Tuesday, 6 August 2019

I See You



Terry, my Flower Show nemeses popped up in the lane this morning.
The usual gauntlet has just been thrown down
It's quiche Lorraine handbags at Dawn.
I think we are going head to head in the boiled fruitcake, biscuit and boiled egg categories too!

With non of the responsibilities of help running the show Terry said sagely
" We can just enjoy the competition this year!" 
" Bring it on bad boy!" I told him

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  1. Handbags at Dawn ... on Trelawnyd High Street. I can picture it so perfectly.

    Good luck, weren't you placed in two out of those three categories last time?

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  2. A bit of healthy competition is a good thing! :)

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  3. What, no scotch egg category?

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    1. We had it once ..only one entry and it was massive..... I nearly wet myself

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  4. How can you have a boiled egg competition?

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    1. lol it's historic and a bit of fun... you have to boil your egg and present it on a saucer on top of some lettuce

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    2. ... and pray your yolk is perfectly centred when the egg is cut in half by the judge!

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    1. I knew u and tom would

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    2. I am not going to give you the pleasure of complaining about it.

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    3. I mean by complaining about it.

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  6. Many many years ago there was a bit of a "do" over the annual pumpkin competition between our village and the neighbouring one.... So much so that it stopped being held !

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  7. great to be able to enjoy the competition properly!

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    1. Yes .... and I intend to win the cup

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  8. It's like The bleeding Archers in your village.

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    1. It is .....and my real name is Helen

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  9. Good job you're not going head to head in the Spelling Competition...

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  10. What a couple of boiled fruitcakes! I know some people who can take care of him for you. Just say the word. (Nothing violent; they’ll just take care of him for a while.)

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  11. what fun! go get him john!

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  12. May the best fruitcake win, if you see what I mean.

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  13. I wouldn't stand a chance in a quiche Lorraine competition, my pastry is diabolical! Good luck, we'll all be rooting for you.

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    1. The secret is to preheat a baking tray to lie it on

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  14. Or as my friend Lis says, "Get out your hairbrush and meet me in the parking lot!"
    Ha!

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  15. Relax and enjoy this years show!

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  16. I love flower show season!!!!

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  17. I think that it is all fun. I honestly didn't know people still had flower shows before I found your blog. I thought that those things died with Bewitched and the Andy Griffith Show.

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    1. Hi Linda, here in Thornton Cleveleys, near Blackpool, will be having our annual flower, arts and craft show, on 17 Aug. It's been running for 77 yrs.
      It's a great community event.
      Carol

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    2. Hi Linda. Here in thornton Cleveleys, near Blackpool, we'll be putting on our annual flower, arts and craft show on 17 Aug. This will be our 77th year. A great community event.
      Carolx

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    3. Out village one is 46 years me thinks

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  18. Haha
    A flower shoe is such a pretty event. Thinking about the backstabbing, last minute arrangements and desperation about flowers is just the icing on the cake. Or the filling in the quiche, no?

    XoXo

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    1. Absolutely, I've seen some dreadful behaviour over the years, I've seen someone bruise a competitors tomato

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  19. countrygal2:56 pm

    Village shows can be awfully competitive; a friend's mother (in her 80s) demanded a 're-think' by the judges as she had won the 'best Victoria sponge cake' prize for the past 4 years and was awarded 2nd place. Gasp, horror! The judges stood firm and she walked away muttering 'a conspiracy'.

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    1. Yeap , our old cookery judge was a real old cow

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  20. Flower show. Pistils drawn (sorry couldn't resist...)

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  21. Anonymous3:19 pm

    Enjoy the show and the competition. Funny story from country gal...People get so competitive! Lol

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  22. This does sound like fun!
    Barb

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  23. I was trying to think of a "funny" and all I came up with was "Pasties at Dawn" or Boiled Fruit Cake Shot Put contest.
    Happy to know you will be enjoying the fun this year.
    parsnip

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    1. I've always entered but this year I can take my time

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  24. Barbara Anne3:58 pm

    Ah, the village flower show. Hope it's not anything like the best village show in Hot Fuzz!

    Have fun!

    Hugs!

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  25. Take him down John, take him down! Nobody messes with a gay man and his recipes!

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    1. Way to go girlfriend , the bitch us going down!!!

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  26. Hope you do as well as I did at the show I entered on Saturday.... 2 Firsts, 1 second and 4 thirds! BEAT THAT!

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  27. I do hope it will be moist John x

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  28. Dont be like a lady in our W I long ago who baked twelve Swiss Rolls before she got one which satisfied her as her entry!

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  29. Sounds like serious business, lol

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  30. Had to giggle at the handbags at dawn comment. When Sir was nursing in EAU he said you could lay money on the fact that when they were moving a female patient he was the one wth the handbag dangling on his armūü§£

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    1. Old ladies handbags...a receptical for dentures and half eaten toffees

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  31. Anonymous8:02 pm

    Don't let yourself be talked into helping out last minute with car parking duties or raffle ticket selling etc. Doers always end up being asked to help with stuff.
    Just enjoy the show this year
    Good luck with the baked goodies entries.
    Tess x

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  32. Sounds like fun... boiled fruitcake I have never eaten... only every heard of it on your blog. Handbags at dawn hahaha!

    Jo in Auckland

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    1. It's bloody delicious

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    2. And it is even better if you transpose a tablespoon of sugar for a tablespoon of golden syrup. Makes a really moist cake

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  33. I once burnt boiled eggs (forgot about them, pan went dry, and the shells were scorched).

    I love boiled fruitcake, so I'd be willing to travel to judge this event.

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    1. I've won the cup for boiled fruit cake twice!

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  34. With reference to the 12 Swiss rolls, I had a similar go around with Victoria sandwich. I'm the go to gal for British baking among my Canadian friends. I was requested to make one for the nursing home tea. Not an easy task when flour and sugar are processed differently, measurements and temperatures have to be converted and appropriate pans are hard to find. Trial and error eventually produced something close and I grew fat on the rejects.

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  35. Boiled fruitcake is that the same as Christmas pudding??

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