It happens every year (apparently) – Bathford Flower Show. You can enter your produce in a veritable plethora of categories including your common or garden flower categories (including the minature flower arrangement section). Your basic veg categories (like the five tomatoes on a plate category – seen here) or your more unusual entries such as the ‘homemade pizza’ (must not exceed 9 inches) category and the ‘largest dug potato’ category. I must admit I’d never been to a village flower show. Flower shows were an alien concept in the northern mining town where I grew up. If you wanted flowers you went to Blackpool or Cheshire and if you had an allotment you grew veg on it – not dahlias! So I was intrigued when David mentioned that there would be a flower show and that he had 17 (!) entries in it. I had to go. It started at 2:30pm, was 50p to get in and actually was rammed with visitors. It was nice – I wouldn’t say exciting – but I’m sure if you had 17 entries it would be seat edge stuff. Predictably though, I was sucked in. When I heard the words, ‘my cucumbers are better than those’ come out of my mouth I knew I would be entering next year. 50p or no 50p.