Thursday, 15 May 2014

Trelawnyd In The Sun

It's been a day for being outside....
I took a few photos and a video Inbetween selling eggs and meeting fellow villagers
Had nice conversations with John F, Pat the animal helper, Stan from Bron Haul, Ralph the gentleman farmer, (who told me off for my overgrown nettles )and Islwyn who was cutting the graveyard grass.
Val and Peter promised me some bric a brac for Auntie Glad's stall in the Flower Show ....(they do a better class of bric a brac)........they were clearing out their shed when I passed!

Arfon ( from Pen Y Cefn Isa) stopped for a chat when I took the dogs out for their first walk of the day, but I was too tired to understand or remember what he was saying.. I even saw Bridget  from well street and her family when I went to Tescos to do the shop this evening

Pat found out that Trevor ( who lives behind us) is 90 on Monday
Trelawnyd-ers please note

The church has never looked so fine

Ceanothus in the garden

I sent this video  of our garden to Tom ( hippo)
I think he must be missing African green

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  1. So pretty. Did you plant the garden ,or did you inherit it?
    Jane x

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    1. I planted it the first year we arrived here x

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    2. It's lovely!
      Jane x

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  2. Tell Ralph we are all supposed to encourage a nettle patch nowadays because they are great for attracting and sustaining butterflies, which need our help (apparently). The local butterflies do like my nettles on my wild riverbank, although the moany old wifey next door dooes not, but I'd rather encourage butterflies than moaney old wifeys (of which we have plenty)

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    1. Andrew
      I had to laugh, for pat ( animal helper) was standing there when Ralph commented and bollocked him for that very reason

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    2. Andrew has stolen my thunder. He's right, always leave a patch of nettles.

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  3. Oh and give Ralph this link to "Be Nice to Nettles Week":

    http://www.nettles.org.uk/nettles/activities/createpatch.asp

    The ony thing more fun that watching bitterflies on nettles is winding up a farmer (or a moaney old wifey). All three at the same time is bliss.

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    1. I must admit Ralph is an affable sort of chap
      Who took the butterfly thing rather well

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  4. What a beautiful day!!!!!!

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  5. Bloody hell I'm losing the plot. "that" instead of than? Bitterflies? I blame typing in the darkness with a sleeping lady by my side. Sleeping lady not required for typos, but explains the need for darkness. Not something you know much about, I expect (sleeping ladies by your side, that is)... although I only have one.. Oh. Time to shut up

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    1. I prefer my lady without a covering of Welsh terriers (well... have never tried but I'm fairly sure that would be my preference). Yes, I AM shutting up now. Goodnight.

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  6. Happy Birthday from America, Trevor! Everyone in the U.S. loves you. Your photos are beautiful, John. I'm glad you have sunshine. We have a thunderstorm moving in.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. How beautiful - warmed me after a long cold rainy day here. Thanks John!

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  8. Well, thanks for the greenery John. We are back to snow again...(sob).

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  9. It's hard not to love a good sunny day--Do you prefer them over a good scotch egg? ;-)

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  10. That is a fine photo of the church.

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  11. Lovely!
    Someday it will be summer here too. Sniff sniff.

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  12. Such quiet! There was bird-song! One forgets how quiet a garden is out in the country.
    I love the greenery as well. Whatever greenery we had around us is going up in a wildfire.

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  13. Tell Trevor Happy Birthday, please!
    Beautiful countryside as always, John. Thanks for sharing it with us. ♥

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  14. how come you can take a film in your garden with out dogs joining in go to take a picture and a wow dog their smileing (great corner of england thanks for that)

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  15. It must take you forever to do the egg round and walk the dogs with everyone stopping for a chat - but it was certainly a lovely day for being out and about.

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  16. Standing in your garden and listening to birdsong must make you feel so calm and peaceful....a little bit of heaven on earth..........and how kind of you to send the video to Tom.......such a pretty spot to r'n'r in his mind.

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  17. Missing my African green? You jest, surely? Your garden is a verdant paradise, mine is sand, Sand with the odd spiky pit viper hiding weed. To make my raised beds I had to lug the soil in from miles away. To get something to fertilise that soil I had to spend ages scraping up goat poo from an abandoned building the animals favour. To get anything to grow in those beds I have to water them for hours twice a day and now that I am here in hospital I can't bear to think of my nascent garden dying as I write this!

    You do get something for free here which I do not get in Angola, rain!

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    1. Ok..nothing much has grown on bosoms as yet....I'll send you a video of that!

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  18. What a picturesque place to live!

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  19. Wonderful happy photos and film! I do like a better class of bric a brac too!

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  20. Making my way over from Sue's (New Life in The Country) wondering who is this John Gray she refers to. So, here I am flitting from one post to another amusing myself wondering how long would i have to keep doing this to catch up and to acquaint myself with these villagers you refer to; to feel part of this varied and wide spread following you have, all 700+ of them. Will i get lost in the crowd? So i have decided to weigh in and commit myself to some more post browsing. I may even get a notepad beside me and make notes to try and bring the pieces together (im an accountant). Im also an Aussie, yes, another one. We are everywhere and yet seemingly, so far away. Your village sounds like those i watch with envy on Escape to the Country several times a week. Its addictive and i find the presenter's narration amusing. Im never quite sure if its done tongue in cheek. Hint - im gullible, you can tell me anything and id believe you.

    Lynda - Living In The Land of Oz.

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    1. Lynda
      Thank you for following... I am actually a teenage girl living in Tokyo

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  21. Some beautiful photos John. The Ceanothus is awesome. I've never seen that over here in Kentucky.

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  22. I have a Flower Show question re. lettuces: I grow smaller lettuces like Tom Thumb. D'ya reckon that type of lettuce will be OK to show in the Lettuce category or will it look a bit strange compared to 'normal' size lettuces?

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    1. of course hannah that should be fine

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    2. Oh, goodie! Another category I can enter :-)

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    3. I need to drop some schedules off to you, and frigging raffle tickets too....

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  23. Wow John your garden is a cracker. and those views. wow. What I notice most is how quiet it is there. what a lovely place to live

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  24. Lovely photos :O)

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  25. So quiet! Did you lock the dogs in the back shed and keep the geese and ducks in? Now I'm thinking about doing a video circuit around my little garden bed. A mini Bosoms, if you will.

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    1. Alison I want to see your bosoms

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    2. HA! Cheeky monkey.

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