But I managed a third for a jar of my Gooseberry Jam (the Plum remained unplaced!)
Another third for a handmade card (I confess... there were only three entries in this category so I did in fact come last!)
My Glutney Chutney managed a second place...
As did my washed and worn quilt... which was a bit of a surprise as I'd also put in a couple of machine embroidered pieces that I rather liked but were obviously not to the judges taste.
My Victoria sponge managed a second place too despite the rather dark brown crisp edge on one side... skillfully covered with a liberal sprinkling of caster sugar.
And my scones gained a FIRST place! But then the recipe was based on Alice's perfect scones so they couldn't fail really. The result of which was I managed to gain top points in the Homecrafts section once again and the Ladies cup is now gracing my mantlepiece... which probably means pistols at dawn with certain members of my community! I'm not sure I dare enter next year... although I really think it is time for a man to win the Ladies cup!