Friday, 27 May 2016

Yesterday's News


  • Two new faces in the village today. One a dutch (?)  woman who has moved with partner and baby into one of the little cottages below Auntie Gladys. And the other a friendly middle aged woman with a pug, who is camping out with her in laws who have just moved here. Both were after eggs. I gave both a flower show schedule and welcomed both to the village. Apparently the Pug is called Eric and has dog  autism  whatever that is. 
  • Ann, the smiley member of our  Flower Show Committee has been unwell as of late. I took her round a card and plant. She is the sweetest of characters
  • The " black bin linered Windows" characters have fallen out with another neighbour....I can say no more on the matter
  • Trendy Carol is sporting a very nice, expensive looking new jacket! 
  • Three houses have been sold to new out of village  owners in Trelawnyd. 
  • Village character and farmer Med is still in hospital after a nasty bout of cellulitis, he is keeping locals updated on his condition via facebook
  • Rosemary and hubby " Bernard the German" called round with several pots of chutney and jams for me to try and a rather scrummy slice of bread and butter pudding wrapped in silver foil. They spoil me.
Th view from the Ukrainian village up the lane this morning
Look very closely and you can see Albert standing guard at the cottage driveway


32 comments:

  1. It is nice to be spoiled every now and then...

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  2. Ah! I had been waiting for an update on trendy Carol.

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  3. Perhaps they think that they are giving you some of what you deserve...

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  4. Give my best wishes to Med. I have had a few run ins with cellulitis. It's terrifying.

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  5. Just after new year, I received a printed village bulletin with very similar news. Births, deaths, newcomers, weddings, etc; everything except the expensive looking jacket. I hope it's something they will continue, otherwise I receive very little news.

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    1. For some years I used to rely on one of my elderly neighbours for news of the local area - there wasn't much he didn't know ! We used to meet when walking the dogs and he'd regale me with all the latest comings and goings. Sadly he's gone now, and much missed as I haven't a clue what's going on. We could do with a village bulletin too - what a good idea !

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    2. Our village doesn't have a 'centre' as such. There is the church and mayor's office, but the rest is spread about the countryside. We don't get to see people too much.

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  6. I also would spoil you John, with my homemade bread rosette and pizza - well that is if you like pizza :)
    Greetings Maria x

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  7. Dog autism? Whatever next!

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  8. It looks as though we shall have some new characters to enjoy in "Tales from Trelawynd".

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  9. What a lovely village bulletin. You live in a beautiful community, John, but you make is that way by your kindness and friendliness. xx

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  10. I love these snapshots of your village John ( do pop over to see what my neighbour's builder did while I was away )

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  11. We do get a local bulletin but in truth it isn't needed as we have 'Joan'. If Joan doesn't know what is going on in the street then no one else will. She is absolutely lovely and a font of all 'whats happening in the street' knowledge

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  12. Living in a small village too i know how much those news are important.

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  13. I look forward to updates on the autistic pug. I hope you have enough eggs to go round to supply all the villagers!

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  14. I wonder if the home buyers, are readers of your blog, you make me want to live there.

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  15. Is cellulitis when you get sort of orange peel dimples on your thighs?

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  16. big doings in the little village.

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  17. There are many aspects of village life that I miss - not sure about the gossip, but most of everything else. Christmases are usually good. My neighbour used to give me eggs (plus the odd, strangled cockerel) in return for throwing escapees back over the fence and warding off magpies. I had Cris Patten as a next-door neighbour, plus two dikes straight out of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Bliss.

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  18. Every now and then I check the houses for sale in Trelawnyd after reading your blog as it sounds our sort of place, but it sounds as if we'd need to get a move on before they've all been sold!

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    1. Dutch and Germans are accepted in Trelawnyd but you and Mrs Parrot are English! The Sons of Glendower would be round with burning torches, chanting nasty things in Welsh.

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    2. YP only the Prof is English
      i was born in St Asaph

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    3. Are you perchance one of The Sons of Glendower? If so, the poor Prof has walked well and truly into your cunning trap.

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    4. I thought Bexhill-on-Sea was in The Rhondda.

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  19. I can't see Albert but I can see Wally!

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  20. You deserve to be spoiled. We had a tenant in an apartment building in Palm Springs who had black bin liners covering all his windows. I was convinced he was a porn producer. Jerry thought he was just strange. None of the other tenants had anything to do with him. I wonder if he found love and moved to Trelawnyd.

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    1. Ha ha, I love that scenario.

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  21. Dog autism? That's a new one for me.

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  22. You really do seem to be at the hub of all village life John - not a lot escapes your notice!
    Oh and by the way - lucky you having lived in St Asaph - lovely cathedral.

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  23. What an amazing village. Only something I see on BBC tv here in Canada. To be so lucky.

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  24. I looked up "Dog Autism". Symptoms:
    Avoidance/Withdrawal: Retreating to a distance where they feel safe.
    Dysfunctional Interactions – Minimal interaction with dogs, socializing.
    Trance State -Appear to be in a daze, blankly staring at floor, wall, or an object.
    Restrictive Behavior – Avoiding anything new, including people, places, and things.
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Compulsive repetitive actions. For example, walks around the borders of a room.
    Lethargic – Appears sluggish, but really has a lack of interest in participating in any activities.
    Inability to Cope with Unexpected Stimuli – Over-reaction to loud or unexpected noises.

    In other words, Pug the dog is a cat.

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  25. Pugs are little shits - we have 2 and they are just shits! Autism does not come into it !!!

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