Monday, August 2, 2010
This is the charity plant stall I did for the Roberts Cove Vintage stall yesterday. It was a lovely day - not sunny, but so clear you could see all the way to the Marathon gas rigs which are 27 miles offshore (I think...) and the derricks of the two ships anchored just offshore were reflected in the calm sea.
All I did was put a note in the Tracton Newssheet and various people kindly donated plants, as well as Carrigaline Dairygold Co-op. I'm not sure what it made for the Old School and SVP, but definitely 250 odd euros, I think. It was a lovely day with loads of good attractions like archery thanks to Helen O'Connell. George Hook, the Newstalk and rugby presenter, opened proceedings and promised he would be back next year. The Coastguard helicopter buzzed us and the winchman waved from the door while we all waved back like idiots.
Express Tyres (also chairman of the Vintage Festival) who turned up early on a Sunday bank holiday morning to fix the puncture on my tractor so I could get there.