Archive for August 27th, 2014

Emsworth Horticultural Society Show on 25th August

August 27, 2014

Following the traditional August bank holiday weather this turned out to be the wettest day for this show since 1986 – just my luck!

The organisers had done a magnificent job in setting it all up in the most deplorable weather and many were soaking wet already by the time I arrived. We were welcomed warmly and started to walk around the show but the weather defeated us after a short while as it had become increasingly more difficult to see what was there through the pouring rain. We went into the marquee to walk round the exhibits – a phenomenal number of members both adults and children had entered the various wide ranging classes. It was a treat to see the floral blooms and the massive vegetables on show, The photography was varied and marvellous to look at. Most of all, it was great to see the number of children and young people who had entered and the pride they showed when they, or a member of their family, had won a prize.

Unfortunately, after lunch, we left somewhat drenched along with everybody else there. This was much earlier than I would have chosen to leave, I would have enjoyed going round all the stalls and seeing what was there. Congratulations to all the organisers and volunteers who worked so hard to give everybody a wonderful experience. I can only hope that next year the weather will be what the show deserves – I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

HIADS Production of Spider’s Web on the 21st August

August 27, 2014

Yet again another very well produced and directed play staged by the Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. The leading lady performed fantastically – her facial expressions on stage captured the moment so well and along with all the other excellent acting it gave the audience a wonderful experience.

Suffering acutely from arachnophobia, I had great difficulty getting into the auditorium as there were several pictures/artwork along the corridor depicting these “detestable creatures”! By the end of the evening everyone around me was aware of how terrified I am of them and were very careful not to let me come face to face with one. I feel thoroughly ashamed but really can’t do anything about it – it certainly did not detract from the play itself!

Emsworth and District Flower Society – Open Meeting on 20 August 2014

August 27, 2014

My second visit to the Emsworth and District Flower Society for an open meetings and it certainly did not disappoint. My escort and I were given a very warm welcome and as before there was a demonstration by an extremely talented and amusing professional floral arranger.

We sat enthralled and entranced at what can be done with a relatively few blooms, leaves and wires to create stunning eye catching displays. A few very lucky people won raffle prizes and took home these displays.

A thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining and instructive evening – thank you all!