Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Show Time

The other week-end it was our annual Flower, Art and Crafts Show. I did take loads of pictures on my tablet and they've all deleted themselves. This tablet has a mind of it's own and I can't use the main computer as that is so very slow since it came back from the menders. I realy think we need a new one but it wil have to wait.

Anyway back to the show.  In the past I've not entered many exhibits. It was a case of if I had done something I would enter it. However it was a different story when it came to Laura, she had many exhibits and came away with one, two or three trophies. But now she is too old for those catergaries and possibly too young for the adult sections due to her inexperience and with this in mind we decided to give this year a miss.

Two weeks before the show we changed our minds and we found 14 things, between us, that we could put into the show.  There was the painted canvas Laura did for her GCSE, some painted pebbles, that looked like cactus, in a pot, some baking, and some crocheting.

I won 1st for my crochet jacked and 2nd for my marmalade and that was it for me and Laura didn't win anything.
The chocolate cake wasn't chocolatey enough but was very light.
The victoria sponge, not sure what was wrong with that. I felt it could have been lighter.
Scones, well they were a disaster, very much like rock buns. Won't use that recipe again. Will stick to the Bero ones.
One of my jams was disqualified because I forgot to put on a wax disc. oops!

We want to knock Miss Winner (not real name) off the top. We have our work cut out but at least we have a year to practice.

Carolx

6 comments:

  1. No wax disc???? You are a DISGRACE to the jam world lol
    Well done on your wins!! X

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    1. hahaha. Normally I use screw tops to my jars (recycling) and no wax discs so putting on the celaphane and discs is out of the ordinary for me. Thank you.
      Carolx

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    2. hahaha. Normally I use screw tops to my jars (recycling) and no wax discs so putting on the celaphane and discs is out of the ordinary for me. Thank you.
      Carolx

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  2. It's the taking part that counts. I like the Bero scones but I use butter instead of lard. 8oz flour, 2oz sugar, 2oz butter, 1 egg and a bit of milk, sultanas and I also put in some baking powder for an extra boost. I also double the amounts as DH loves eating them and so do I.

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    1. Butter is much nicer than lard. Think we might make some this afternoon. We like them too especially streight out of the oven
      Carolx

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    2. Butter is much nicer than lard. Think we might make some this afternoon. We like them too especially streight out of the oven
      Carolx

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