It's been a busy weekend!!
Condensing two days worth of jobs into just Friday we managed to have a whole day off to go to the Trelawnyd Flower Show and take some time for ourselves for a mooch about Prestatyn and a spot of lunch.
As you can see I did a little bit better than last year. when I got two Second places for my tomatoes and potatoes, this time I managed a First and a Second for two of my jars of preserves. I was really pleased.
None of my veggies cut the mustard this time, but it was lovely to be able to talk to fellow growers and see what they had been able to grow in this strange weather we've had up to now this Summer.
My tomatoes were pretty good ... mine are the ones on the bottom left.
My little Aloe Vera succulent was dwarfed by the other entries :-)
As was my trug of mixed vegetables!!
The readers of John's blog filled the walls with their photo entries.
And unfortunately although my egg was pretty perfect from the outside it needed another minute of cooking to get the yolk a perfect solid colour, although I was pleased to see I had managed to get the yolk bang in the middle. Mine is the one on the bigger lettuce leaves, second from the bottom on the left.
It was a brilliant day, and John's speech on behalf of Auntie Gladys went down really well, as did her little impromptu addition to it at the end. We met a lovely couple called Joyce and Bob and sat chatting with them for a couple of hours between coffee purchases, with us all having a good look at all the entries and having quite a few goes on the raffles. Bob had been in a similar line of work to Lovely Hubby before his retirement many years ago so it was nice to hear them chatting about changes in technologies in their field.
So its been a good weekend, lots done at home, a couple of certificates to add to my collection and I now know that a lot of my crops are very small for the time they've been growing. So I now have two weeks to water, feed and mollycoddle them ready for the next show.
I have a lot to live up to with that one :-)