Sunday, 16 August 2015

Success at the Show


This is like 'Show and Tell' at school, only in my case it really is 'Show'.

We had a really good afternoon at the show.  As we were busy here on Saturday morning with my eldest son coming to help Lovely Hubby get the net tunnel finished off, we had to go and stage the entries on Friday night.  I had my fingers firmly crossed for not to much droopage!!

But when we got to the show at around 2pm yesterday we were greeted with the sight of lots of winners cards on our produce  ... yay  :-)


Second for 'A Truss of Tomatoes' - Amateur Section


Second for '1 Cucumber' - Amateur Section


First for 'Five White Potatoes' - Open Section


First for ' 3 Sticks of Rhubarb' - Open Section


First for '2 Cucumbers' - Open Section


First for '2 Peppers' - Open Section


First for 'Salad Basket' - Open Section


Second for 'Liqueur' (Damson Whiskey) - Homecraft Section


Second for 'Celery' (2 Bunches) - Amateur Section


Second for '3 Long Carrots' -  Amateur Section


Second for '5 White Potatoes' - Amateur Section


Second for 'Miniature Tomatoes (10)' - Amateur Section


Second for 'Any Other Vegetable' - Amateur Section


First for 'Collection of 6 Cut Herbs in a Container' - Amateur Section


So I managed seven Seconds in the Vegetable Classes


A Second in the Liqueur Class and ...



Six Firsts in the Vegetable Classes.


So a very successful first showing at the Llanrwst Show, and very profitable too, as there is prize money attached to each win, which I totally forgot about until I was presented with a big envelope full of little envelopes all containing money.  I came away with £19.50 :-)

After the prizegiving we had a quick whizz around the showground, watched the Tug of War finals, a trick bike demonstration, and made one or two visits to the Beer Tent, the men had freshly made hot lamb buns and beef burgers, and we all finished the day with whopping big icecreams before heading back to the Vegetable Tent to pick up all the vegetables and pack them away to take home.

Once there I set out all my cards for the photographs and made us a tea using the fruits of our labours followed by a Rhubarb Crumble ... well you can't let prize winning rhubarb go droopy now can you.  ;-)

All in all a brilliant day.

Now it's back to work on the net tunnel ..... I have a bit of sewing to do!!

Sue xx



27 comments:

  1. Gosh, you did well!
    Can you still fit your swollen head through the doors?
    I knew there was a reason that 'a certain little doggy' ate one of your spuds, obviously sensed it wasn't a prize winner, so forced you into taking a different one!
    It's dreadful that as a prize winning veg grower/whisky maker you have to go and work in the form of sewing today, you should at least have one day to bathe in the glory of your successes!
    Many CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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    1. Thank you, yes I did think that Suky probably ate the one potato that would have jinxed my chances of winning, such a sensible little Pug ;-)

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  2. Wow! Who's a clever girl then? Well done!

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  3. Wow, well done you. How are you going to spend your winnings? :o)

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  4. That's fabulous, well done you :-) xx

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  5. wow! Well done you! and you have not been at your home for long so this is excellent!

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  6. Well done you. That was excellent for a first entry. Who knows what the future will bring!! I know the feeling as a couple of years ago I entered in a very small local show and came away with a couple of Thirds and 60p!! I couldn't have been more thrilled. Ann x

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  7. Well done Sue. You did really well.

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  8. Wow well done- That is fabulous :-D

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  9. What a fabulous result from the show. Well done.

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  10. Well done!!!!!!!... I hope this doesnt mean you wont be entering the Trelawnyd show next year!
    Btw... did you collect your prize money here? X

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    1. Nooo .... of COURSE I'll be back,

      I still have to try and get a First at Trelawnyd after all. No I forgot to get my prize money, actually I didn't realise there was any. Please put it into the 'funds raised' pot. My little contribution to a fantastic day. xx

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  11. Well done, some good wins there!

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  12. Congratulations Sue! I love local shows but as yet haven't had the confidence to enter. It's lovely to see some great results after all your hard work x

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  13. Oh well done!! Huge congratulations! Are you going buy seeds with your winnings and continue eating for free next year? :-)

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    1. Something along those lines I think. I have to have a ponder!!

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  14. Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments and congratulations. Now I'm blushing, so I've got a red face to clash nicely with my green fingers!! ;-)

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  15. Amazing! You really have a green thumb and all the vegies look so good. We're winding down the garden here in Northern California . I've put up a lot of tomatoes,, and zuchinni ( grated and in patties). We only got a little corn, onions etc just don't do well in our soil , so thats disappointing. I'm hoping we can get a fall garden started soon after we dig up some stuff.

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  16. A brilliant day indeed. Good result for all your hard work. Well done.

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  17. Well done, excellent results for all your hard work, well deserved :)

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  18. Congratulations on all your firsts and seconds! You did well! Enjoy the prize money!

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  19. Oh well done!! I want all your tips for growing veg now :)

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  20. Congratulations!
    Does this mean you are going to have to get LH to build a display cabinet?!!

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  21. Congratulations - you have been busy! That little envelope of coins at the end makes it feel all worth it doesn't it!

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  22. Congratulations! Enjoy a good spend.

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  23. Well done. Rewards for all that hard work. I love reading about the improvements on your new home and the poly tunnel (we call them green house's) The salad basket and the cut herb arrangement were lovely. I see why they won first place.

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