Well I never...........
........would have believed it you could have knocked me down with a feather yesterday, when I saw how WELL I had done at the onion show!! I received 9th place!!!! I was so surprised as it was not where I expected to be placed I really thought I would be in the 20's somewhere, not as high as 9th. The picture above is of my onions!!
Here you can see part of all the onions that were presented in our little show - there are 30 members of the club and we each have to show 3 onions of a kind (similar size and shape) and one onion for the heaviest onion category which I failed miserabley at, pictures below show mine and Marks heaviest onions and the winning heaviest - we both had a lot to catch up with there.
A lot of hard work and organising the show entails here is a picture of Karen our secretary working out the points for the heaviest.
Later on in the afternoon we have the grand presentation, Colin our chairman resigned after the show he has been our chairman for the past 7 years and he has been brilliant - he's such a comedian is our Colin and he will be sadly missed, but he isn't leaving the club he will step down to vice chair for a couple of years, the lady members suggested I stand as Chairlady but I don't think I will, as I remember all the blood sweat and tears it entails when Mark was chairman, but maybe another year I will stand.
Here is a picture of the winning onions and very well deserved was the winner his onions were great.
By the Way our onions are wonderful to eat, full of flavour even though they are very large, they cook beautifuly.
Oooh and P.S. Mark came 22nd
Edited to add - The judges are looking for conformity of shape, 3 onions that are as identical as possible in shape, size and the way they are dressed (i.e. necks tied accurately with the same distance from top of onion, the bottoms where the roots were neatly cut and and level with the onion)