Monday, August 25, 2008

So how did I do then......?

Well, as usual I left everything to the last minute on Friday, the plan was, after a quick dash to Blairgowrie, I would come home and get on. But hey, when do things ever go to plan in the Hector household?? A big fat puncture on the way home, ensured that I didn't get started until 9pm on Friday night! Needless to say I didn't get to bed until 1am as I was making jam and was back up at 6am to harvest most of the veg, I was determined I tell you!!!!



So, the results, I'll let you have a look for yourself......







Third prize for my carrots, was pretty pleased with that!







Second prize for my peas, was very pleased with that as we hadn't had any peas last week as I was saving them all for a good picking on Friday so that I had the best of the crop to pick from. It was worth the wait as there were 7 or 8 entries, so I was pleased as punch with that result.





First prize for my photography, a picture of a castle. The picture was of Fortar Castle which is up in Glen Isla. I've won first prize for photography before at the Alyth Show so the pressure's on for next year!



And then the most amazing results of all were.......





First prize for my raspberry jam........





....and first prize for my orange marmalade! I was glued to the spot for about 5 minutes staring at the prize cards as I just could not believe it. I think I went back over about three times before I really took it in! To say that I was chuffed is a bit of an understatment, I was grinning like a Cheshire cat all afternoon!



I didn't get anything for my flowers, which ended up all from my own garden as I didn't get to Johns. Anyway, since writing the last post I have since found out that using flowers that aren't grown by yourself isn't the done thing as it's not actually about the arranging it's more about the content, so next year I'll just have to have my own sweet peas on better form!



I also got a third in the crafts section, a very cheeky entry that I put in for the "bag for life" section, really mine was more of a hand bag rather than a shopper, but it's the taking part that counts!



So, all in all it was a pretty amazing day, we took part in the World Bale Rolling Competition and Tug O'War so lots of fun was had. Roll on next year!! xx

11 comments:

Claire & Dave said...

Wow, congratulations Lisa. That's a lot of prizes. You'll be a marked woman now!!! I'm defintely going to visit Primrose Hill HQ soon to start Christmas shopping. Maybe have a chat, a wee scone and your first place raspberry jam?

Lazylol said...

Wow - you di fab!
Congratulations!

Lazylol said...

sorry that should have been did, doh!

Katherine said...

Well done you!

Pipany said...

Well done Lisa. You did brilliantly in so many areas. xx

Primrose Hill said...

Thank you all, it's great fun to take part in these things, but to get a couple of first prizes makes it really quite a special day and encourages you for next year!

L x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, you must be very pleased with yourself.
These days are so much fun and something I will miss when get home as we will be moving down south. I especially enjoy the many highland games that are held throughout the summer. Brings back memories of great family days out!!

Poppy

Jude said...

Well, congratulations, just found your blog so am pleased to be able to join in your celebrations. What an eclectic mix
Jude

Vanessa said...

Well done you!

You have a lot to live up to next year!

Vanessa x

tea and cake said...

Well Done, Lisa! You did brilliantly and, as one who saw all your entries, I'm not surprised at your good results!

Samantha said...

Congratulations with ALL your prizex.

No pressure for next year then!

x