Sunday, 27 July 2014

Barrowby Allotments Annual bbq, 20 July 2014

So we are still casting back in time...this time a week yet again to our annual bbq.

It was a good day for us and the weather held out with nice sunshine right until the bitter end...unfortunatley not for the clearing up though!!

It was quite well attended and we saw a few new faces this year. I'll let the pictures tell you a little more (just hover over them for descriptions)!!

at 12 on the dot it was a mad rush for the food!!

Lovely homemade tarts with homegrown fruit.

A selection of sdrinks for the children.

A few people were photographing this memorable event...haha

Lovely relaxing settings for the bbq

everyone kept realy busy serving and socialising.

children were welcome

dogs were welcome on leads.

a selection of jams were available to buy from an allotment holder

visitors were free to take a stroll and look round the allotments.

It was definitely 'Service with a smile!!'

All meat and bread was sourced from the local butchers.

People mingled and chatted once they had their food and drink.

Allotments holders donated produce for sale to attendees.

Homemade Spiced cake, available fot £1  slice.

Another wonderful homemade cake.

A selection of beers for the men.

Wonderful salads prepared and grown at home or the plot.

A selection of wines for the ladies

Beautifully cooked meat.

a selection of chilli and fried onions.

rice salads

Kettle was on if anyone fancied a cuppa.

live music from the locals throughout the bbq was lovely.

And then there was the raffle with a good selection of prizes.

Can you spot me?? I was kind of hungry!!
The tart cut beautifully and tasted wonderful.

Hopefully the day was enjoyed by all who attended.

Well I hope you enjoyed joining us at the bbq, I will show you what happened at the end next time!!!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Allotment update and R.S.P.C.A. Dog Show.

Hi All...well it's been a while hasn't it....lets start with a quick allotment update...I've been rubbish and my garden grows terribly unless you count the weeds. That's about all i can comment on that for now.

Now to the good stuff...The Annual R.S.P.C.A. Dog Show at Waddington Village Hall and playing fields, for this i have to transport you back in time to last Saturday, 19/07/14.

Why is this the best event?? Simply because this is where we went to meet Trojan last year. After we had decided to get another dog and that it would be a rescue dog we started looking on line and that's where Trojan first caught our eye but when we rang the kennels to ask to visit they said the he had been taken to the show in the hopes of finding him a home so of we went to meet him.

So of course it was only natural that this year would return with Trojan so that he could go and see all of those people that helped him in his first stages of rehabilitation.

We arrived at about 1pm and the dog show was to start at 1:30. We entered Trojan into a few of the categories. After all any money raised was to go to help out the R.S.P.C.A. in all of the good work that they carry out.

The rain started as the dog show did and was torrential for about 20 mins but after it passed the skies cleared and the sun came out and it was a fantastic day. It was a pity about the weather at the beginning of the event though as I think it put quite a few people off!

Anyway we had a wonderful time catching up with Trojans foster family and meeting many of the other volunteers who know Trojan...then of course there were the few that didn't 'know' him but certainly knew 'of' him and a lot of people approached us that day saying' So this is 'The' Trojan.

Everyone was pleased to see him and how well he is doing and it was a great day.

Entering in the Dog Show
Entering in the Dog Show
 Trojan won first prize in the 'cutest crossbreed'  had his photo taken and got lots of treats and an ice-cream.

Trojan with his rosette and certificate.
Trojan with his first prize rostette and certificate.
Trojans winnings from the day!!
Trojans winnings from the day!!
 Trojan also got some lovely bits for winning and he was also given an extra bag of treats by one of the R.S.P.C.A. volunteers...which by the way he LOVES Amy!!

My Hubby won the biggest teddy ever in the 'name the dog' competition

Trojan and Millie.
Trojan and Millie.
On top of all this fun we also had a portrait photo of the three of us...

Photo taken at the dog show.
Photo taken at the dog show. 
It was a lovely day out and we will certainly attend again next year and pray the weather is a bit kinder. So if you live close enough by why don't you set a date in your diary for next year and come along and support the fantastic work of the R.S.P.C.A.!!

Oh and just because I haven't yet shared it with you here is another picture of Trojan....

pencil sketch of Trojan
pencil sketch of Trojan
This pencil sketch was drawn by my friend Juliette for my Hubby for will all know Juliette....she is Annabels Mum and has shown up in a few of the bee plot photos!!

Isn't it great? Juliette is an incredibly talented  artist and I am really pleased with this...Whatdo you think??