Sunday, 6 August 2017

A Day Out to the Trelawnyd Flower Show


Saturday started early for us, feeding the animals and sorting out the chickens and making sure everything was loaded into the car safely for the forty minute drive to Trelawnyd.  Once there all my earlier preparation proved very worthwhile and everything was staged within twenty minutes.

It was nice to have a look around the hall at all the other exhibits while it was quiet and chat to some of the other exhibitors as they put their vegetables and bakery in place ready for the judging at 10am. 

There was an excellent turn out for every category.


As you can see the standard is exceptionally high.

The we got back into the car and drove into Prestatyn for a spot of breakfast, a mooch about the shops, a few necessary purchases, a coffee and cake at Marks and Spencer's and then back into the car to return to Trelawnyd, although we didn't go straight back to the show instead we called to Jackson's, the local garden centre first for a look around at all their goodies, after all it's not often we get up to that neck of the woods.


Returning to the Show at two o'clock we were just in time to hear John's introduction of the shows opener and listen to her speech, which is what I'm doing in the top picture, then we had a look round the hall to see how we'd done.  I was really pleased to get a Second for my Blueberries ....


...and another Second for my green Marrow  :-)


Then we decided as the queue for teas, coffees and cakes was so long to have a wander round the village.


We got as far as the village pub, where ciders were purchased and consumed before going back to the show to have our coffees and cake.


It was a lovely day out.  It's always nice when we get to go somewhere for a whole day together and get away from the normal day today of our place.  Highlights of the day were seeing John again, winning two Seconds with my fruit and vegetables and meeting a couple of lovely blog readers. 

Christine and Debbie it was great to meet you both and get to have a little chat with you, I hope you both had as good a day as we did in what is fondly known of in Blogland as 'John's Show'   :-)


Oh, and to round the day off nicely we also won a £10 prize in the raffle ... which is how Debbie deduced who we were  ;-)

The next local show that I'm showing produce at is the Llanrwst Show in two weeks.

Sue xx


19 comments:

  1. Lucky you. I would really love to go and meet John in person.

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  2. nice to meet you and lovely hubby in the flesh....so to speak. well done on your prizes, mine got no-where in the crochet and cardmaking lol..... it was a lovely day out and enjoyed chatting to locals,plus John and yourselves.! good luck in the next show x

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    1. Nice to meet you too. ๐Ÿ˜Š Hope you enjoyed your little break in sunny Wales ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    2. Sue, if you ever have visitors who need a place to stay over, St Winefriede Guest house at Holywell is the Best at a very good price and a very warm welcome. (no you do not have to be religious and the place is spotless) x

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    3. Thanks for the tip, but we have a campsite over the road from us and our lovely neighbour Mary has a B&B right next door to us ... as well as our spare bedroom which usually gets called into service :-)

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  3. We were lucky to have you there thank you so much for coming x

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  4. It was lovely to meet you Sue and your " lovely hubby ", I was nervous about going to ask you if you was you from this blog ( if that makes sense ) I'm deaf and it was noisy so I hope I answered correctly as we chatted but meeting you made my day, congratulations on your certificates and good luck at Llanrwst and as I said I've read your blog for a long time and I do love it, all the best for your future plans x

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    1. Lovely to meet you too Debbie, and yes you made perfect sense. I'm used to talking loud to Alan, he's a bit deaf although he refuses to admit it!!

      You should never be nervous when approaching a blogger ... don't forget you know all about us and we know nothing about you, you most definitely have the upper hand ๐Ÿ˜‰ As I said lovely to meet you, hope you had a good day at the show and after.

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  5. Lucky you for your visit and your prizes!

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  6. It is lovely to have a break from the norm isn't it, well done on your prizes x

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  7. Great photo, ive nicked it to show off if thats ok! You got a by line x

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    1. I should think so too .... I'll send you s bill for the fee ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Well done on your wins and how good to meet readers - always good. We didn't get out to visit the flower show a couple of villages away after all - sadly.

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  9. Congratulations on the results and your £10 raffle prize. Tea and cakes yum!

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  10. Congratulations Sue on your Blueberry and Marrow Second Prizes. It sounds like it was a very enjoyable day for everyone. Love country shows like this, so interesting to see all the wonderful exhibits (and what a high standard they were). Good luck at Llanrwst. Hope you do another post to tell us all about that show as well - thank you.

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  11. Congratulations. Great job. I love a village show. We just attended the 150th one at Heckington, Lincolnshire. It was brilliant and the best bits are always the craft and produce tents. X

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  12. Well done on your winnings.

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