Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Poor Relation

" are you alright?"
This was from a woman visiting the new graveyard
I think I had given her somewhat of a turn
When she saw me lying face down in the snowdrops.
" I'm fine" I called over
" I am just taking photographs!"
She looked at me as if I was a loon.
Well I was taking photographs as it happened
See!

I have been busy today
I am responsible for sorting out the contents for the Trelawnyd side of the official community council
Website.
Now we will be sharing the site with our " sister" village of Gwaenysgor
and Gwaenysgor is the " posh relation"
Now if Both villagers were celebrities
Gwaenysgor would be Mary Berry and Trelawnyd would be more like Kathy Burke 
If both villages were James Bond
Gwaenysgor would be Pierce Brosnan to Trelawnyd's Daniel Craig
And if both villages were magazines
Gwaenysgor would be Homes & Gardens while Trelawnyd would be Take A Break
Ok...you no doubt get my gist
Apparently, there are people falling over themselves in Gwaenysgor with interesting web page 
information on the art group, local heritage, and that bloody important mention in the soddin Doomsday book
So I am determined for us not to look like the badly dressed spinster sister and have been busy collecting  the best bits of  the village in word and photo
Hey ho

45 comments:

  1. That sounds like a call to arms to your many followers John - we all need to get Googling Trelawnyd! :-) x

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    1. According to here: http://www.cpat.org.uk/ycom/flints/trelawnyd.pdf
      you're in the Doomsday book too.

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    2. thanks ruth..i know that and have documented it.... but i just dont crow about it
      xxxxxx

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  2. Yes, but can they boast a Bosoms and a Ukrainian village?
    Jane x

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  3. Your picture is lovely and I'm sure there are many lovely nooks and crannies just waiting for your camera in Trelawnyd.

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  4. Though Gwaenysgor has got a baron - Gordon Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald of Gwaenysgor, Trelawnyd has got its Earl - John Gray 1st Earl Gray of Trelawnyd. To decide which is the "best" village there should be a sumo wrestling competition between the two of them - both noblemen wearing adult sized Pampers nappies. It could raise a lot of money for charity.

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    1. I feel a reality tv show coming on

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  5. Love the snowdrops. I planted some this fall. Can't remember how many times the squirrels dug them up and I replanted them. So far I have not seen any come up, but it's still a little early. I'm sure Trelawnyd's website will be wonderful!!

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  6. I bet it is a lot more fun living in Trelawnyd. More your Vicar of Dibley than Songs of Praise? x

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    1. Simone can you write me a piece for the website... You have the right perspective

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  7. Love the snowdrops.

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  8. I much prefer Daniel Craig.

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  9. More excitement in Trelawnyd....I read of it on a daily basis! And the more photos the merrier!

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  10. Lovely snowdrops, was the woman blind?

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  11. Personally I much prefer Daniel Craig to the slimy Pierce Brosnan so your village gets my thumbs up over the 'posh lot'

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  12. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I needed to see the snowdrops! we just had another 9 inches (or snow) yesterday, with more due tonight. winter sux.

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  13. Sweet snowdrops, it renews one's hope that even in the depths of winter, there is hope.
    I think Trelawnyd has much more charm and character, John Gray and Auntie Glads topping the list.
    ~Jo

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    1. I aim to get Gladys on at least one of the web pages

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  14. I believe Trelawnyd's portion of the website is in good hands!

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  15. I like your simile of the 'badly dressed spinster sister' - it fits in nicely with my determination to up date my own image to stop me looking like a 'has been' eighty one year old. New blouse bought from Zara today step two in my campaign - step one was a bright red T shirt last week (farmer's only comment about said T shirt was 'well they'll certainly see you coming in that!

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    1. Oohhhhh Zara....... Get her!

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  16. I don't know the other choices but I will take Danial Craig any day, especially over the oh so slick and snotty Pierce Brosnan.
    And I too think of Trelawnyd as Vicar of Dibley.

    cheers, parsnip

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  17. Next time you lie face down in the snowdrops, get Chris to lie on top of you as you take photos. That will stop any unwanted and impertinent intrusions. Actually, I have just remembered the impertinent question from your work colleague, so maybe it won't. Hey Ho indeed.

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    1. You dirty old c--t

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    2. I, like 671 others, love you. 671! - you must have made a deal with Mestophiles.

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    3. Is that how you spell it? Maybe I am thinking of 'luv' - you dyslexic c***.

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  18. Well, who cares if your sister village is posh? That probably just means snooty and stuck-up, while Trelawnyd is refreshing down-to-earth and friendly....

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  19. Probably best not to include that recent photo of your dear dog presenting her fanny for attention. Just a bit of advice from here in the posh end of my own village in case your judgement needs fine-tuned to the preferences of the posher set.

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  20. Love pics. The old lady might have had a heart attack, but that's okay 'cause you would be there to save her.

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  21. Well John,
    Trelawnyd wins hands down because you are a resident there !!!!!
    End of. XXXX

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  22. Hey ho. You will do a great job on the Web site.

    Love,
    Janie

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  23. I love your "spinster" term... I heard the phrase "red-haired stepchild", meaning exactly what you're saying, in Louisiana a few years ago... still trying to work it into a blog as my sister is a redhead ;-)

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  24. Daniel Craig is high on my list of thing to appreciate, as is Trelawnyd! And you'll see that Trelawnyd is well represented on the website :) Theanne of the long list of numbers...arghhhh

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  25. I have had people tell me that my husband resembles Daniel Craig. So, there goes my vote!

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    1. Ooh. Picture?

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    2. Couldn't find Daniel look-a-like. Your blog is beautiful, Michelle.

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  26. You will prove the better, no doubt!
    Love the flower photo, too.
    Have a great Wednesday, John.

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  27. Is there not a dividing river over which you could hold a tug-of-war competition?

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  28. Auntie Glad's scones
    Your open allotment day
    Pub quizzes
    Affable despot Jason
    Croc wearing, somewhat scruffy man flinging dog shit at careless or dangerous motorists

    No contest, Trelanwyd is a happening place.

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    1. Lol Megan,.... So sweet.....

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  29. Haha, I was caught doing exactly the same thing last year, I was crouching down behind my car, hiding in the long grass on the driveway waiting for some hedgehogs to unroll from their little ball of prickles so I could photograph them when one of my neighbours walked past. Luckily they all know I'm a bit nutty so didn't bat an eye and just waved and walked off :-) Oh and I prefer Daniel Craig to Pierce Brosnan .... no contest in my opinion :D

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  30. i would snuggle up with those snow drops and love them to pieces... still under snow here.

    is that a photo perspective for all the visiting drunkards that visit Trewnlayd?

    xoxo

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