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Johnstown Get-Together Video

12 January 2017 10:40:44

Hello folks,

I just wanted to say that I too was at Johnstown last Saturday, despite a rotten cold, and what a wonderful day it was too. Hats off to all the organisers!

Can you believe, I didn't take a single photo on the day but I did make this little video, which I'm sure you will enjoy.

Hazel, you were recognised on YouTube from the video as the lady whose garden I visited last year ;-) I wonder who I'll inflict a visit on this year!

Snowing heavily here in Wexford today so stay warm, all of you!

Gardening Club Get-Together at Johnstown - plus orchid display - YouTube

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Gardening at Douentza - YouTube

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fran m fran m 12 January 2017 11:32:29

Watched it on FB yesterday, really enjoyed it. Thank you.

I have no photos either, thought I'd forgotten the camera, found it in back of the van on Sunday I've never put it in the back of van before. No idea what I was thinking.

Cold but grey here so far.

Rachel Rachel 12 January 2017 11:40:57

Oh yes. There was no snap-happy Fran the meeting. Now I know why :)

fraoch fraoch 12 January 2017 12:10:14

Great video, Rachel, lovely to see everybody enjoying themselves. Cold and wet here today, no snow yet!

fraoch fraoch 12 January 2017 12:20:19

Actually,, sleet now.

JoanG JoanG 12 January 2017 12:26:33

Thanks a mill, Rachel, you really captured the spirit of the day there :-)

Cold but still dry here in Blackrock, sleet/snow showers forecast for later. 

Myrtle Myrtle 12 January 2017 14:39:00

Well done, Rachel !

Rachel Rachel 12 January 2017 16:38:20

Sorry the snow caught yo with you, Heather. You were missed at the get-together.

Thank you, Joan and Myrtle. I seemed to have missed you completely, Myrtle :O

Myrtle Myrtle 12 January 2017 16:40:29

Just as well, Rachel, might have broke the camera :)

Rachel Rachel 12 January 2017 16:42:41

Haha. Not a bit of it!

Scrubber Scrubber 12 January 2017 18:58:36

Aw Rachel, you held up so well that we didnt realise you were unwell. Backdated sympathies and werent you great to travel. Lovely video apart from one unfortunate individual in a headscarf-obviously enjoying himself hugely but scaring the newcomers!

Jackie Jackie 12 January 2017 19:33:01

Oh didnt realise you didnt feel well on Saturday, you certainly kept that to yourself Rachel! Great video, I too saw it on FB yesterday lol.

I  didnt take that many photos as I was far too busy talking and catching up with some great friends!

No snow here as of yet, but now bitterly cold after a glorious sunny day. Hope everyone is ok and keep safe!

Lìga Lìga 12 January 2017 20:37:05

And when i slipping all around place,,,that ok Jackie :D ???

Great video Rachel!!!

Jackie Jackie 12 January 2017 20:45:16

Yes Liga, you nearly went on your ear lol... you have great photos too!!


Rachel Rachel 12 January 2017 22:26:21

Peter, I've had complaints over on YouTube from someone who was bitterly dissapointed to not have the full text of your performance in the video this year :)

Feeling much better now thanks, Jackie. So many are fallen with this flu at the moment.

Liga, fear not. I got you properly when you fell. Check out tomorrow's video on outtakes ;-)

Lìga Lìga 13 January 2017 09:08:31

Poor ,poor me :)

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 15 January 2017 16:45:10

Great video, Rachel! I was just remarking how much Johnstown seem to have increased their stock of Orchids over the past few years ..... I blame a certain Doyen of the Orchids from Douentza :-)

Rachel Rachel 17 January 2017 17:02:04

Ah, you're all right, Liga ;-)

Yes, I think you're right about the increase in stock, Hazel :)


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