Sunday, 29 December 2013

The Mysteries Of The Gop

The storm of a couple of days ago

Today will be sunny and calm, a respite from the stormy weather we have been experiencing of late. I spied village elder Islwyn in the churchyard yesterday, who is he unofficial " weatherman" of the Trelawnyd....he warned me in that Dad's' Army way of his, that another storm is on it's way, and will hit the area with its 80 mile an hour winds sometime tomorrow...
" we're all doomed!" 
Luckily, Trelawnyd is protected  by " Gop Hill" which shields the village from the worst of the Northerly winds.......for those that may be interested this is a video I found on YouTube , it gives a little background of The Gop....
I found it interesting
Unfortunately the storm winds that are expected tomorrow will be blowing from the west

40 comments:

  1. You're right, it was interesting, although a little bit like listening to Bert and Ernie.

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    1. Yes... But at least my American readers could understand what was going on this time

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  2. If we had eighty to a hundred mile an hot winds here it would rip the roofs right off the houses. Wriggly tin can't stand much more than the breezes we get here!

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    1. hour, not hot, although the breeze is hotter here than those you are enduring!

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    2. This will be our third strong storm in as many weeks....
      I am not sure the Ukrainian village can take another pounding

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  3. Here in the states GOP stands for Grand Old Party ie the Republicans who are also often a mystery.
    Hold tight! Happy New Year.
    Peter

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    1. And a happy new year to you too Peter..........
      Wish us luck

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  4. Thanks for posting the little film - it was thoroughly interesting. Have you found your way up to the top?

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    1. Oh been up the Gop almost daily
      Especially in the good weather....... It's only a ten minute walk from our cottage

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  6. interesting, very interesting. have you gone to the top and felt the female power?

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    1. All the time....I am very in tune with my feminine side x

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  7. I don't like wind. I don't like storms. I don't like earthquakes. I like getting into bed with Willy Dunne Wooters to nap when it rains on a Sunday afternoon.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. You wait until Heron spots this.

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    1. So far...so good

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    2. In the early days of A.D. when Boudica was sacking London, almost all of the Druids were killed on the isle of Anglesea - not too far from you - by the Romans.

      I say 'almost'. They missed one.

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    3. Perhaps a very old centurion will rectify the problem?

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  9. For a moment when they played that music that sounded like a movie theme, I thought they'd had close encounters of the 3rd kind LOL!
    Maybe there are aliens and a spaceship buried there........na na na na, na na na na,..........

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    1. Hummm that would make a good movie
      Antie glad and the aliens

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  10. That was fascinating.

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    1. There's more to trelawnyd than poultry and sheep

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  11. Stay safe in the wind.

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  12. I gave up after 2 mins. I want news about YOU!

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    1. Don't be petulant
      Now go back and watch the video
      I will be asking questions about it later

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    2. Having complied with your instruction (yawn!) if I get any of your questions wrong will there be severe punishment? I do hope so.

      Btw: The chap on this commentary has an ideal voice for one of those tapes that help one fall asleep.

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  13. Hopefully, by the time it blows itself over here to the east, it will have blown itself out. Our local hill is called Zebra Hill. It is enclosed by a circular wall and nobody knows its history.

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  14. Most interesting story about Gop Hill. Very powerful force around your village John! Besides yourself of course!!

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  15. Well, is it BOO-dica, or boo-DEE-ca? I enjoyed seeing the map, anyway. I need constant reminders of where in the world you are, exactly.

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    1. Boo dick a
      I think that the way it goes

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  16. I enjoyed seeing the area where you live. I enjoyed hearing about it in English that I could understand. Aren't you glad you didn't live there all those years ago when the locals were obliged to pack rocks to the top of that thing?

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  17. I thought the man sounded more like Mr. Rogers than Ernie or Bert. And the map looked kind of like an apple core. It was nice to see Trelawnyd on a map...mine is too big.

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  18. Hold tight. I hope the Ukranian Village survives. That reminds me, does William still stare at Mary?

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      He does..... And now does Winnie and George ( but not for as long)
      Mary is totally unconcerned with all this attention

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  19. Be safe, John. ♥

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  20. All of us Americans are not Nut Jobs like Alan & Elyn. I don't know what "realm" they exist in, but it is not where the rest of us live. Liked seeing GOP & leaning how close you live to it., but you should have warned us about the interspersed crazy content. Much of their archeological facts are junk. Most man made mounds were built because there was a Worldwide belief held by many primitive peoples, that the building mounds at the highest elevations in the area, allowed them to be closer to their gods in the heavens. The general belief was that the higher the elevation of the land, the closer people could be to their gods to make offerings to them and ask for favors such as good crops in return. The people who built Gop didn't just hike to the top with their stones for no reason as the narrators ignorantly explained.
    For those that are interested in seeing more of the area around the town of Trelawnyd, you can use Google Map and enter Trelawnyd, Wales into the search engine and you can take a lovely tour through Trelawnyd yourself. Photo GPS usually updated every 6 months.
    John, I was wondering how long does it take you to get into London by train?
    I hope the storm does not blast you with 80 MPH winds. That kind of force must cause so much damage to structures that are weakened by earlier high winds. Batten down the chickens & tether down Mary the Disabled bunny's hutch. You may have to bring all the animals inside for safekeeping during the storm or they may end up blowing out to sea. Does Bingly know how to tread water?

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    1. We survived!
      And thank you for the video review!
      Xx

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