Sunday, 24 July 2011

And number 21`s new name is...........

The above picture is of John announcing and naming[ and saving little piggy`s - number 21`s ] bacon ! She has in fact got two names now- [ a double barreled name, posh ! ] one picked from the internet and the other from the raffle drawn this afternoon-we thought it only fair as we had such a brilliant response from everyone-so are you ready ? It is ...............drum roll please .................

........................................................................Margie Flower ....................................................................

Congratulations to Eric Woods from the United States-you will receive a welsh love spoon and CD of The Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir not forgetting the best bit [ I`ve saved this bit for last ! ] a trotter and snout signed [ can`t wait to see this ] photograph plus a certificate stating you saved this little piglet and named her for M.N.D- she also promises to send you a Christmas card and 6 monthly updates !! Lucky you x

I did promise to take lots of photographs but as usual as soon as we got busy-the time just flew by-I did mange to take a few snap shots just before everyone starting arriving - a huge thank you to all of the tea ladies Judy and Carol pictured here with Chris, Jayne and the the two Gwyneth`s, Sue , and hubby Ned- you all worked incredibly hard xxx

The weather was gorgeous-and there were hoards of people ! I met fellow blogger Diane who made a special trip up from Sheffield- [it was lovely to meet you and your hubby - wish I could have spent a bit more time with you x ]
The day was a great success raising in total £1,177.66
John will be donating £700 to the church and £477.66 to the MNDA we already have the £230 we made on the online competition, which bring the total to £707.66 !! A fantastic response !
A huge thank you to Mr and Mrs Barker who kindly contributed to the day by opening up their garden too- [ it is conveniently adjacent to John`s field ]- and to everyone who contributed to the day making cakes and donating bric a brac and manning /selling raffle tickets and doing their bit to help-you were all fantastic ! Thank you .
Time for a glass of wine now -me thinks! Poor John -he was working a night shift last night-when we arrived this morning he was still wearing his hospital scrubs-hope you and Chris have got your feet up by now and are doing the same xxx

17 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

A lovely name for (ex) 21. Congratulations on such a fantastic day.

Diane said...

It was lovely to meet you too Janet - you did a fantastic job. THANKYOU for my heartshaped gifts - Hubby cannot believe you bought these when a "Thank you" would have been enough. I left some prizes for a raffle, and a box of corsages that I had made for you with John - but they ended up on his Bric a Brac stall, so if you can rescue them - they are yours. Hope top see you again sometime. xxxxx

Janet said...

Aww thanks Diane -you are welcome- we have appreciated your kindness and support, I will mention the corsages to John don`t worry !It`s quite possible our paths will cross again some day-till then xx

John Gray said...

I saved them!they have been put away safely!

Sharon said...

It does sound like you were pretty much covered up and I'm so glad! Congrats to the namer of the piggy!

It was great that the weather cooperated and the day was pleasant!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

On this day, the sun was shinning, John's event was a success, money was made for a good cause and a pig was named and saved.

Sounds like a perfect weekend.

Congratulations!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Lovely! Congratulations on your new name Margie Flower!!!! I still think Lindsay Loham would have been good...heh heh heh. xoxoxo

sophie...^5 said...

Congrats on the successful day...you guys! Margie Flower...perfect choice!

Jim said...

Janet, this looks like it was a great day! What a good bunch of people you know!

Terry said...

Marge Flower is a very good name! So glad you had beautiful weather, a fine turn out and great helpers.

Cassie said...

Excellent!! Welcome to Miss Margie Flower! You all did a splendid job. Wish I could be there when you do these cool events.

acuriouscure said...

Congratulations and great job! I love it when a community comes together like this to pitch in and have fun. You guys must be exhausted!!

Margie Flower is the perfect...PERFECT...name for her. She needed two names. One would never have been enough.
Congrats again Janet!

ted and bunny said...

Margie Flower is such a good name I feel like changing mine!
xx

Chris said...

Congrats Jan on a great event day.

Must be brilliant to have a bro like John (even if you are falling over packs of dogs and knee deep in poultry when you go to see him!)

John Gray said...

I get on her tits sometimes chris!
lol

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Well done Eric, love the name♥ Oh what a smashing day it looked. Wish I could have been there. Well done to everyone on such a marvellous fund raising effort xxx

Denise said...

That's a great name, congratulations to Margie Flower :)