Champion! Well, Reserve Champion.


That’s my Just Joey on the right there. You’d think he was the ‘Champion‘ the way he is proudly holding his head up high, but alas he’s a runner up. He got first in his category ‘Rose of any other colour’ and the Champion Reserve prize: a ribbon, a sash and forty bucks.

On the left there is the offering of my rose nemesis Bernadette Ryan. For her ‘Champion‘ haul she got a rosette, a plaque, a trophy AND $100. I can still hear the hoots and howls from the cooking and the craft entrants. Their prize monies were $1 here and 50c there. Though a friend of mine did get a little trophy for Best Exhibitor in the Leatherwork section — but nothing like my foldable red snappers. One of my yellow roses also got a first, and I suppose I should also mention that #2 got a 2nd for her Best Decorated Saucer (4 years and under). #1 was an also ran for her saucer (though a pernickety parent should be pointing out that the winners in #1’s category were using dinner plate sized saucers so their mandalas of Tibetan proportions obviously lured the judges into an hypotic trance). Then again her saucer was pretty shit.


Comments are closed.