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Saturday, 16 May 2009

Malvern Spring Show 2009

The first day of the show opened to initial disappointment when we received a Bronze Medal for our Show Garden ‘Il Ballo Della Vita Humana’. I must now explain the disappointment: Felice Tocchini, the amazing Tuscan chef had chosen the garden to turn into a scale model cake to be auctioned for charity. Not only this accolade but my friend and broadcaster Johnnie Amos had come over to the show to interview me............... with this there were so many other people who’s faith and belief I felt I had let down. After talking through the judging with the judges at feedback it became apparent where the mistakes (all mine) had be come all to clear. Sean ever pragmatic said to be ‘well you have learned for next time’ and by this time I had to agree and get ready for the show.

The other news and if you have studied the picture may not be a total surprise was that I was also entered into the Chris Beardshaw Mentoring Scholarship, sponsored by Bradstone. I had written myself off actually. When Chris introduced the winner I was sat thinking yep I know this person and yes its not me. When my name was said I went into total shock and disbelief. Anyway more later as its currently time to go back to Malvern for Friday’s Malvern Spring Show day.

I’ll leave you with a picture of me and the fabulous Sabrina Duncan International.

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