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Best of Bedminster Show 2010

What an amazing weekend!  The sun shone so hard, I thought it was going to wear itself out!  The final golden rays of summer, slanting shadows and warm sunkissed skin.  Totally beautiful.

Last Saturday was the Best of Bedminster Show (BOB), our own take on a classic village fete.  We live in a very bustling suburb in Bristol (Bedminster), very firmly in the grow your own movement, and although we are in the City we have hearts in the country.

The Bedminster show is a wonderful community event bringing together local groups such as Sustainable Southville, Pace, Better By Bike, City Car Club, and other proactive groups such as the help the bees club.

Like all good shows, there was a chance to join in.  Several categories in which you could enter your best seasonal produce, scariest vegetable, best jam, best chutney, best cake etc.

In our household the Best Jam category was hotly contested.  I entered my classic Strawberry Jam  whilst Dan entered his 'Rootin Tootin' Rhubarb Jam (to which he was convinced he would win).  Hmmm, yeah right!

The Judges took their jobs of tasting very seriously.  The tent was sealed, no-one was allowed near.

At 2pm, hush descends the crowd, as Bob (the compere) steps up to announce the winners of the Jam Competition:

1st Prize:  Apple & Cranbery Jam
2nd Prize:   Blackberry Jelly
3rd Prize:  Me!

Here I am receiving my certificate... heheh so chuffed!
(Yes, Bob is a woman dressed as a man! - in a comedy way, not a wierd way!!!)

Some of the produce on display was dazzling!  Just look at this yummy cake, god it's making me hungry!

The seasonal produce displays were awesome!  The stuff at my allotment has either been munched by us or the rabbits!  Note to self: Save some for next years show!

The boys loved it, and just hang out with their friends from school.

Just a great day.  More sunshine, more cake and more days like this please!


  1. Well done for your prize

  2. Oh My God!!! That is the coolest thing ever to win a jam prize!! Next stop the WI!

  3. Waahoo well done, oh how I love village fairs - roll on next summer!

  4. What? I had no idea you were in Bedminster !!!
    We live in Midsomer Norton, nr Bath, my sister used to be in Brislington but has crossed to the other side of the downs (gert posh!).
    Hey, do let me know if you ever fancy a cup of tea, or a museum visit, or a spot of window shopping - it would be lovely to see you.
    Denise x


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