Sunday, 25 March 2012

Observations


2.45pm Trelawnyd this afternoon
The weather was glorious. The temperature was 18 degrees.
It is still warm and sunny now.
The sun had brought out a good congregation as the Church bell rang out
Auntie Glad, Mrs Trelice, Desmond and Eirlys were already on the way down to St Michaels and I could see Daphne, Audrey Jones and  Chris not too far behind them, Rowenna from Erw Wen had already waved as she entered the Lych Gate
The Ice Cream van was pulling up high street playing its Dysney tunes.


There were still one or two late lunch diners in The Crown as I turned with the dogs up Byron Street, the drinkers were out on the back decking facing the sun and braving the odd smoker
11 year old Helen Williams and a rather bedraggled friend asked me if I had seen three boys with a bucket of water, both girls were "armed" with large  soaker water pistols, and were obviously looking for revenge.
Boris the turkey wasn't the only thing in the village with rampant hormones!


On one of the allotments at Bonc Terrace some wag had fashioned a wicker plant support frame into  the shape of a dalek (complete with a whisk and suction plunger as it's appendages) Already some of their spring planting had already been started.
London Road was busy with traffic, as we walked back home, people off to garden centres, supermarkets or just out for a drive in the country, I guessed. It took an age to cross the road!
Robert Cameron waved from his car, as did Arfon, who was off to see his mother in her bungalow  near Llys Mostyn and Barbara Parry called out to tell me that Stan Hopkins was home from hospital. I had taken Kit a few eggs earlier in the week.
It's amazing just how alive a sleepy village can become when the sun is shining.

28 comments:

  1. wicker plant support frame into the shape of a dalek

    I would love to see that!

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  2. kath
    Ive taken a photo, but its not that clear......

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  3. You make Trelawnyd sound very appealing. Of course, N Wales is ALWAYS appealing to me!

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  4. The sun brings us all out, even those of us who should really remain undercover lol. What fun to run rampant through the village with a soaker gun.

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  5. That Dalek will be interesting when it's covered in green!
    Have a wonderful evening, John.

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  6. How is Bonc Terrace pronounced? With a soft "c" as in "bonce" or a hard "k" sound as in "Bonk"? If it's Bonk Terrace what do its residents do for leisure?...In some ways this post reminds me of "Under Milkwood" - a chatty look at ordinary village lives.

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  7. looks like a glorious day! Here, it's grey and spitting rain.

    megan

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  8. Enjoyed the post as you seemed to enjoy the sunny day. It's interesting to read the different terminology that you use. Sometime I don't exactly know what is meant; but I bet I come pretty close. Spring is everywhere--oh in the northern hemisphere.

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  9. People seem nicer to one another when the sun is shining.
    Jane x

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  10. It looks and sounds like a beautiful day! Love all the green!

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  11. LOVE your village...maybe I should make a "dalek" frame for my jasmine! I miss Dr. Who...my favorite was the guy with the big curly mop of hair and the "10 mile long" scarf!

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  12. YP
    yes it is pronounced BONK as in PLONK!!!!!!!!!
    I JUST KNEW you would comment about this one!

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  13. John, your ability to see joy and laughter in the everyday simple activities of Life is a great motivator for me today. I'm off to load my soaker gun for a bit of fun with the hubbie.

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  14. Till you mentioned London Road, I was looking out for Miss Austen to appear at the lych gate. The church bells ringing... lovely, just lovely.

    Can we trade homes for a few months? I would take great care of Albert and the dogs. How is Albert? Don't know about taking care of the others.

    What a nice walkabout.

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  15. That could have been the opening scene from an Ealing Studios 1947 film.

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  16. sas
    he looks bright eyed but remains quiet and is not eating
    thank you for asking
    tom
    the traffic through the village today was pure 2012 los Angeles

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  17. Great commentary, it felt like I was there in the village with you.

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  18. Much cooler over here the past few days with a promise of heavy frost tomorrow along with cold temps. Should have placed a "bet" with you on the "Spring is Here" comment, as I am still not convinced ... lol.

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  19. Now there's a coincidence. My first wife was from Wales and was called Helen Williams.

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  20. did she wear a pink t shirt with a glitter cat on it Tom and did she carry around with her a water pistol?

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  21. John, so sorry Albert is still not feeling up to par. I'm saying a little prayer to St. Francis to bless him and restore him to good health.

    I've been through this with my cat. The antibiotics may have stressed him a bit.

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  22. What's nice about the sunshine is that people linger and take the time to enjoy their surroundings. As opposed to the depths of winter when people are scurrying along at top speed, desperate to get home and into the warmth.

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  23. What's nice about the sunshine is that people linger and take the time to enjoy their surroundings. As opposed to the depths of winter when people are scurrying along at top speed, desperate to get home and into the warmth.

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  24. I love your idyllic posts and I love the reposte even more, when we find traffic and pink glitter mixed in.

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  25. That photo would make a great header. Not that I'm tired of the chicken pic or anything...

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  26. Sounds quite idyllic. Just the sort of scene that makes me yearn to return. I'm sick of heat ... and sun & surf ... Need to save up again !!!
    Cheers

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  27. Snap YP - I was going to say Milkwood too.
    A lovely description to rival anything of Thomas's, John.

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  28. Sun does make the world better...and people too!

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