Saturday, 26 January 2013

Moel Hiraddug


Our friend Nigel has just made a flying trip to Trelawnyd which has been lovely.
I always enjoy his visits because being a history geek, he does drag us around local points of ancient interest by the scruff of our necks; jaunts that I must say that we ultimately rather enjoy even though I remember one rather unfortunate and painful expedition up the slope of an Iron Age hill fort near Conway dressed in a rather flimsy pair of flip flops.
Today he took us up Moel Hiraddug, a hill fort that more or less over looks Trelawnyd a little way to the South West.
It was fascinating, muddy, very skippy and all a bit of a laugh. especially as Nige and Chris had just a little trouble climbing to the top of the Hill Fort due to the conditions ( fortunately I was pulled up to the summit by the dogs) -
Nigel and Chris ( in his Australian hat---he told me it was Australia day!)

I am lucky knowing Nigel for he is blessed with the same somewhat tasteless sense of humour as I.
This afternoon was a case in point
On our return from Ancient hill fort explorations, Nigel decided to make some tea and as the dogs crowded around to watch he searched through his bags and gave each one a small treat.
" What did you give them?" I asked in passing
" warfarin tablets" Nige replied sardonically.

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  1. Such a nice guy that Nigel, always thinking of other's possible cardiac conditions.
    Looking forward to the pics!

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    1. Hope they didn't disappoint x

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  2. Oh, I had to look up "warfarin." I thought it was Welsh!

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  3. Is the English for Moel Hirradug "The town which the Devil shat on" by any chance?

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    1. The postcard image at the top looks like a massive dump (or Moel, as you say) on a small town or village, that's all - JOKE you know?

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    2. Oh yes
      Ha ha
      Ha
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      Haaaaaaa

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  4. That stuff is only for the stout hearted! They took me off in under a week. I couldn't quit the cabbage and brussel sprouts.

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  5. I hope you took some photos of the village from up there that you will share! Lovely view. Did you celebrate "Australia day"? ;)

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  6. Love the background of the Nigel/Chris shot!

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  7. I love finding out stuff about where I live and think I know, must have been a great day!

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  8. Hahahahahahahahaha ...... Nigel sounds like your comedy soulmate John...... Have fun. XXXX

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    1. Yep. I always refer to it as rat poison.

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  10. Generous man, to share his meds. Great photos.

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  11. Good to see Chris wearing his Aussie hat on Australia Day. My cousin who lives near you in Rhuddlan flies Aussie flags from her windows and doors on Australia Day and has been doing it for the 45 years she's lived over there.
    Cheers

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  12. Your 'views' are incredible John!
    Nothing better than spending quality time with good friends.

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  13. I may have some roots in Conway! Warfarin pretty much caused my mother's death. I would never take it! I'm sure the warfarin comment was in jest!

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  14. Skippy or slippy? Was that the deliberate mistake? I can't imagine you three guys from "Last of the Summer Wine" skipping up that hill! Were you Compo?

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  15. Ah, " warfarin tablets", I like them with clotted cream.

    And gidday to Australia and Helo i Gymru....

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  16. I could just picture you - stopping in mid-stride, looking up at the ceiling while you ask "Im sorry Nige, could you repeat that?

    "whaler fin samplets" the new puppie treat rage you know" Nigel answers, while absentmindedly humming Lehrers "poisoning pigeons in the park" as he goes about making tea...


    LOL

    xx

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  17. Did you feel like you'd gone up a hill but came down a mountain ? ( Dear little film which I watched asgain recently ) The only time I like Dillon pulling on his lead is up hill.

    My stepfather had to take warfarin. I did giggle when I found out it was rat poision !

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  18. I looked on Google Images for further photos of Moel Hiraddug, and guess who's picture I found?

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  19. How kind of Nigel to share; he spoils them no end. I hear they are quite the delicacy! ;-)

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  20. HA! Warfarin! I love those quick and witty replies!

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  21. Cool! I'll be draggin' my travel buddy up some of those ole hills for an ooh aw look. I've always those who have the ready quick quip. (Not a talent I share.)

    janet

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  22. aargh I meant I've always admired those who have the ready quick quip.

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