Rubbish Football was...aptly named. Once the ball had been released from the packaging (I supplied cottton gloves to the ball ref to put on BEFORE opening the package...in order to make it...um...easier...), it was heads down for a hootin'! And they are off...nope! Can't see a thing apart from a flurry of top hats and fascinators jostling with ferocious abandon; inside the scrum somewhere must be the ball - and cheers! As one side managed to toot the tiny ball through the tin
The Ostrich racing proved popular - so popular in fact that we saw not one - but two races - and apparently there were lots of people that wanted a go but were sadly disappointed - so we are planning to purchase another stable full of steeds for next time. The wonderful Alan Sennett apparently won the first Ostrich race by a fez - although it was a close thing! Well done Sir! And to your steed! For the next round though - a few dastardly racers were disqualified for crossing
And there was Tea Duelling! Of course there was - expert Tiffin Mistress, The Wonderful Spy Mistress General led the duelling, ably assisted by a last minute kettle supplied by the Royal Oak (I must have words with them about the Urn for February...) The Mayor did turn up, but I think might have just left before Tea...I do know the poor Her Worshipful was in a bit of a hurry to get to another event. And the champions for this Convivial? Mr. Hari H. Snottop (The current holder
Well that was exciting! Thanks to the wonderful Karen Hanley, the Intellectual Supercilliousness Slam went ahead, with much magniloquent verbose verbal abuse from all concerned! Graham Stevens went all out tête-à-tête against Lady Catherine Paver, in order to try to defend his title - but the audience was wowed by The Lovely Catherine - and she took the crown for this year. Well done Lady Paver!
The Splendid Teapot Racing proved to be a challenging sport - with entries ranging from an actual bluetooth teapot, to a pirate ship. Foxcar Willy and Barnabus the Elephant once again battled it out and there was a suspiciously Dalek-like pink teapot...but the winner, hands down was Chris Osborne - with this spectacular tank, that navigated the Ramp of Doom, the Obstacles of Breakable-ness, The See-saw of Indecision, and The Jump of Faith with unering nonchalance. Well done C
This time, instead of having a cake competition, we awarded the Certificate for the Best Cake in the World to a winner from several years ago, who wowed us with her bakery skills and prowess. Brenda Turner baked a cake of such deliciousness, it was awarded the most marbles in the Best Cake in the World Competition, neatly putting her in first place. Unfortunately, Brenda didn't pick up her award (which she actually won in 2014) on the day. We tried to award her at the followi