Yesterday was such a bloody awful shift that I couldn't quite wait getting out with the dogs into a blustery , damp and cold morning to blow the cobwebs away.
I walked up trough the village and up over the side of the Gop, then returned down High Street.
Many of the houses at the top of the hill have similar Welsh names. Pen-y-Bryn, Tan-y Bryn..they all mean roughly the same thing...ie. "Top of the Hill!", so it was with some minor interest that I spied two "ambling" types who had stopped halfway up the hill to point at the side of one of the bungalows perched on the incline.
As I passed I heard one of the women saying to the other
"Perhaps....... it's a gay household!"
intrigued, I had to stop (pretending that the dogs were having a quick pee) to see what they were referring to...and after a minute or so scratching my head., I worked it all out with a smile
The non Welsh speaking woman had read the plaque on the side of the house
In an impressive Gothic script
So the Woman could almost be forgiven for mistaking the sign as reading
Tan-y-Craig more or less means "On the Rock" in Welsh ( another version of Top of the Hill!)
I kind of prefer, Ian & Craig...whoever they are!