Tuesday, 24 January 2017

No McDonalds!

Alice's comments in yesterday's post tickled me.
She thought that when I referred to buying  a sneaky egg mcmuffin, we actually had a McDonalds in the village! 
Today, I've been playing with my ipad doodle! 
It gives you all a bit of a flavour of where things are in Trelawnyd 



The positions of everything shown on the map are very general!

1  Our Cottage
2  The Ukrainian Village
3  Trendy Carol
4  The Church
5  Animal helper Pat
6  Village Helper Islwyn
7   The School
8   Gay Gordon/Big Mary
9   Mrs Frazer
10 Mrs Trellis
11 Gop Hill
12 Village Centre, Auntie Glads, Harmonika,High Street
13  Memorial Hall
14  Chapel
15  Affable Despots
16  Old Post Office
17  The Crown Pub
18  Village Green, Cameron the boffin

44 comments:

  1. It is small like our village here, but much much more beautiful.

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  2. I have only been inside a McDonalds once. A friend was working on the design of Heathrow's Terminal 5, and he needed to time how long it took to order and receive a burger. We timed it at 20 seconds; we didn't eat the burger.

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  3. Map? It looks more like a target for a nuclear missile. "Let's nuke 'em Mad Dog! Where's the button? Oh yeah, under my toupee. It's so freakin' hot in here!"

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  4. compact little slice of heaven; and NO ONE needs mcdogchow!

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  5. How cool is that. The village is much smaller than I thought. From west to east would be London Road. I thought 12, 16, 17 would be where the shops are, but no, they are in different streets. I might just zoom in with Google Earth. Oh my, what nice weather and what a nice lane.

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    1. Go down the lane on google earth and you can see me in the field and maddie ( our first scottie) sunbathing

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  6. This reminded me a how much I enjoy books that show a labelled map on the inside cover so you can see where the story happens! Now I can imagine your walks with the dogs, or driving past the school. How long a walk would it be for you to get to the village centre? (12) Or would that be a car ride there? -Jenn

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    1. No its tiny! From our cottage to the high street would be 2 minutes

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  7. Peaceful looking burg.

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  8. To think Auntie Gladys walked all that way to bring scone to you; what a dear!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Yes not a bad walk for a then 96 year old
      Having said this it only takes 4 minutes for me to walk from one end of the villageto the other

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    2. Yes, but we all know you speed walk, John!

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  9. John, thanks for posting this map. I've always wondered about the placement of people and things in your village. Looks about the size of our little town.

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  10. That's very helpful. The village is bigger than I had imagined it.

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    1. Funnily enough I was just about to write that the village is smaller than I imagined!
      I wish I could do things like this on my computer John. Mind you, as we live a mile out of the village any map would show just us and our neighbour.

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    2. I found the doodling app rather fun pat! Only downloaded it this morning!

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    3. I have looked up where Weaver and you live John.
      But I didn't know where everything was.
      Near where Weaver lives in the village of Gayle ! Yey Me !
      Must move there.

      cheers, parsnip

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  11. well, that was fun. yes, bigger than I imagined too.

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    1. At the last census the population of Trelawnyd and its smaller sister village of gwaenysgor was around 800

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  12. That was cool! It's helpful to be able to visualize the layout of the place.

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    1. Not a macky dee in sight!

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  13. Thank you so much for the doodling, John.

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  14. What crops are grown in the fields around your village? Corn?

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    1. Mostly grazing. Sheep, cattle.barley too....Trelawnyd means " townful of wheat! "

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  15. It's smaller than I imagined, too! It's good to have us all straightened out now :)

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  16. It looks so green and peaceful, I think I'm having a Bette Midler moment. 'From a distance...'

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  17. It's like seeing a map of Hobbiton when you've only read about it.

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  18. No MacDonald's! Dear God, what fresh hell is this?

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  19. What a lovely compact little village and...you are quite well off without a McD's.

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  20. Quite a contrast to my city...your village is beautiful. Mine features every fast food chain ever created and isn't very walkable generally. Your are very fortunate.

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  21. This is fantastic, thanks for sharing. Do you have the McGriddle there? It's delicious and naughty; an egg, sausage and cheese sandwiched between two pancakes. Will instantly cure a hangover as well.

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  22. How very cool. It's nice to see where it all happens!

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  23. You didn t mark where the land for sale is?

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  24. Hmm... where do you shop for groceries?

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  25. In the present controversy of the Vatican allowing in a McD your, that's no reason why Trelawnyd should do likewise. I have every confidence that where the Pope himself couldn't hold back the evil, your village can and WILL!

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  26. No Mc Donalds? Thank goodness for that, Can't have that sort of crap lowering the tone of a nice little Welsh village.

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  27. Do you have any grocery shops ? How many people go to Chapel vs Church ?

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    1. Our shop is now closed although there is a shop a mile outside the village
      The church congregation is around 20 the chapel less so perhaps 10

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  28. You must be very confident about nobody wanting to get you to put up this information.

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  29. The locations of people are very vague and not quite right!

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  30. Very winding streets, cute little village.

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  31. You have more houses than us, but in a smaller area. We are all dotted over a hillside and beyond. We don't have a shop or any kind of meeting place, church, hall or communal land ... just houses and the land they sit on :-(

    Trelawnyd is a lovely village ... but I'm surprised McDonalds hasn't opened a branch there, they would have a regular customer with you ... and they do seem to be going for world domination.

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  32. This is SO awesome, thanks for sharing. It gives me a whole new picture of your wonderful little village!!

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  33. YES! This is what I imagined. How lovely. My peace of mind restored. Thank you. (And I was very thrilled you acknowledged me. Perhaps some day, we will meet in person.)

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