Thursday, 12 February 2015

Curo

My only worry about getting married at a registry office is the potential experience of bumping into the back of a late running wedding.
This happened to a couple of friends of mine in Sheffield where the bride  ( who looked incredibly classy and beautiful) had to rub shoulders with a tattooed monstrosity of a bride in a lurid red dress and nicotined stained fingers.
A diminuative, very cheerful and very Welsh registrar I saw today reassured me that this could not possibly happen in Llandudno. " we have an hour between each wedding" he told me proudly in his sing song voice " there are no overrunning problems here!"
After discussing the service in detail , the registrar asked about Trelawnyd and he let slip that he too had a small holding with sheep, and ducks and chickens.
" you don't want a bantam cockerel do you?" I asked, quickly thinking I could possibly rehome the big girl's blouse  Cecil and sort out the wedding running order in one fell swoop.
So, I showed him a photo of the little fella taken only this morning

Cecil and the ever faithful Phyllis Diller

"yesi Mawr!" The registrar exclaimed " that's not a cockerel.....its a sparrow.my hens would give him
Curo!"
" I'll take that as a no then" I said.
( I only found out when I got home that Curo means a beating in Welsh)

21 comments:

  1. Cecil is a handsome fellow. And good things come in small packages, as they say. You just have to find what he's good for.

    At least you made out better with the bigger issue of things running on time at the wedding!

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  2. He's so pretty! Why would you get rid of him?

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  3. Love that Phyliss is in the back ground with her crazy hair do.

    maybe he will just have to be thrown out and let to fend for himself. Be bold Cecil, be bold...

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  4. Ah thank goodness Cecile was saved from Curo from the registrar's bullying hens! I'm also please you won't be squashed in between horrid couples on the day!

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  5. Cecil even, Sorry I emasculated him!

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  6. Just as well...it might not have boded well for a happy ceremony!

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  7. If you are not careful he will have hens lining the route to the wedding!

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  8. My Dad had a saying "So-and-so's just as mean as a banty (what they used to call bantams hereabouts) rooster."
    Methinks Cecil didn't get the mean memo...

    I'm so excited for the both of you!

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  9. I was married at City Hall in Toronto. The waiting area was occupied with brides in white satin and the riff raff from the general court that were waiting for hearings. It was dirty and untidy and most un romantic. Topping it off was a Justice of the Peace who couldn't say my name right. But it was only $15.00. Exact change.

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  10. If you could get Cecil to sit on Sorrel's head, he would make a fascinator worthy of Philip Treacy!

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  11. I almost Googled Curo. no need i see.

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  12. I am surprised you would worry about this. All part of the rich tapestry of life...

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  13. Cecil is very handsome, and he and Phyllis make a striking pair. I'd like to think that he'll do something wonderful at some point, to make you glad he's part of the Ukrainian village.

    I love MrsC's comment

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  14. But he's so pretty.

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  15. I once watched a bride get out of the most beautiful car whilst she went in the bride and groom before her had all their photos taken with the other brides car

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  16. So glad I never want to get married. I'd hate to be thought of as a tattooed monstrosity in a non white frock

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  17. Hey you tried, John! Poor Cecil always the last to be chosen.......sounds familiar.

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  18. This may not be politically correct and to misquote a well known recent comedy series and given his recent behaviour with the rest of the hens ...... ' Is Cecil the only gay in the Ukrainian village?'.

    Glad you'll be avoiding tattoos and nicotined fingers as I imagine your wedding will a much classier affair. My man and I keep talking about getting married but I fear we have too much of a lassaiz faire attitude about it - we keep waiting for the lottery of life to reveal the perfect venue/ time to us and thinking 'we need a new shed, let's spend the money on that.' At this rate we'll be having worms and shrouds as wedding decor. Thank goodness your preparations show how it should be done. Can't wait to see the pics.

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    1. Cecil is my FIRST gay rooster...........

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  19. You could make him a gift of chickens

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  20. I went to a wedding in Kent and they had the bridal party lined up on the stairs waiting for the 'one in front' to come out. The 'following one behind' got the waiting room.

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