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Posted: Saturday 13 September, 2008

by Rosemary at 8:27pm in Anything goes No comments Add your own

It was the Show today. As usual, I wasn't as prepared in reality as I was in my head. I rushed home form work yesterday to make pancakes - which were not show quality so we ate them - and chocolate brownie, which Dan said was nice but not up to my usual standard. I had baked a fruit tea loaf using chai tea earlier in the week, to let it mature for today. After that, it was a quick run round the garden before it got dark, ending up with runner beans and mini tomatoes. A few jars of jam, marmalade and a chutney completed the entry.

Claire was entering three classes in the photography section - she takes some lovely photos. Have a look at her blog to see more.

We took the entries up last night, after culling the cockerels, moving hens and turning out the horse, knowing that we would be away to Carlisle early this morning.

It was the busiest I've ever seen the show. The Society has a new committee and they really are working very hard to make it a success.

When we got home from Carlisle about 3pm, we set off to see how we had done. We were delighted that Claire won a first and a second for her photographs; I got a second for the tea loaf, the brownie (Dan was right!) and the mini tomatoes and third for blackcurrant jam. Apparently I would have got first for the mini tomatoes if I had shown them on the right sized plate and set in sand - if the judge had tasted them, I'd have got first even if I'd shown them in a jam jar,' cos they are just yummy.

It was great to see the hall so busy, with lots of lovely entries in all categories. This year new classes for kids have been introduced and one fro scrapbooking, which had a few entries. It was a credit to all the folk that organise it, raise money for it and take part.

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