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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: garden designer wanted. Reply with quote

Time to be famous and on da telly.
http://bloominthepark.com/news/super-garden-designer-call-out/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My neighbour won it last year but I couldn't put up with all that hype and pressure. I would just be very rude on telly. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose, on the one hand, this sort of thing doesn't harm anyone, but surely anything that relies on personal taste for its acceptability is just that, and I can't understand why people allow themselves to get sucked into them. E.g. Miss World, Master Chef, Olympic Diving and Gymnastics, Talent Shows. All Bunkum?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a means to an end Blowin. Everybody has a dream.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed - but then you have to wake up?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well a cousin of mine won a prize at Bloom last year and my son's each have several county, provincial and national titles for their musical abilities so I am going to have a different view than you on this one. Judges are there for a reason.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. Those on the gravy train will obviously endorse its validity but if you a) ask who appoints Person X as a judge or b) why a group of such people will invariably (without consultation) arrive at different conclusions, it's difficult to find an answer?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My neighbour has successfully launched a new career as a garden designer on the back of his win at Bloom last year, so it can work for some.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blowin wrote:
No problem. Those on the gravy train will obviously endorse its validity but if you a) ask who appoints Person X as a judge or b) why a group of such people will invariably (without consultation) arrive at different conclusions, it's difficult to find an answer?


And what is your view when such competitions are 100% a public vote?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Of course it 'works', but only because the average moron likes to be told what's 'a la mode' or 'on trend' but, if I were to ask the staff at my off licence to recommend a 'good' wine, they'd do so but, if I took one sip of it and thought 'Yuc', what value does one put on their recommendation, even if it's won prizes galore. By watching advertising messages, most books are said to be 'best sellers', Cds/DVDs are 'must have', and every food product is 'delicious' or 'tasty' - just to prompt a purchase.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People will always have their own opinions.
Wine, well that is down to your personal taste, most likely recommended as it suits most peoples palates but not yours.
Books are bestsellers based on sales.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
People will always have their own opinions.
Books are bestsellers based on sales.
The clue is in the word Tagwex 'bestseller' Smile It doesn't, as I am sure you will agree, mean 'most interesting book' or 'best book you will ever read'.

As for judging, when we were new to the area we were asked to judge a pet show - NEVER AGAIN!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe so but I think by word of mouth or personal recommendations or by what a particular author has brought out previously would carry some credence.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a big fan of Terry Prattchet's Disc World novels and on the strength of that bought The Long Earth - what a load of codswallop that was!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that is my theory shot to pieces then!!!
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