Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Mabel's Donny Osmond Teeth and Golden Angels

Cro had the right idea.....a wintry wet day and sat in front of the fire with a wine.....
It is bloody wintry here too, but I will content myself with a log burner, antiques road/whatever on the tv...no wine I'm afraid......on weight watchers and going to the cinema a little later to see Tintin

Mabel showing her Donny Osmond (ish) teeth----- she remains very nervous of anything and everything but is slowly getting better
I am feeling just a little guilty about being so  dismissive about Sir Jimmy in my last post, so I will tell you about our day in way of diversion. Chris took the day off and in between  my jobs (Bulldog toileting and bulldog car desensitisation trips) we ventured out into weekday quietness and had lunch out.
Lunch ended up in a rather sweet place in the nearby town of St Asaph...and afterwards we had a serene amble around St Asaph Cathedral..a place I had never been before.

The cathedral it is claimed to be the smallest Anglican cathedral in Britain and dates from the 13th Century.
The place was totally deserted when we entered and even the small shop situated by the entrance had a sort of "honesty box" left out for any shoppers to use rather than the obligatory "lady on a till" that we are used to in most popular places to visit!

I was also amused by the free tea and coffee left out for visitors on a table by the shop.......a nice touch..I thought.
A golden archangel standing tall over the aisle  caught my eye........it was beautiful
I have a thing for angel statues


Apart from the angel..one other thing moved me greatly inside the cathedral
It was something that was written in a prayer book inside one of the chapels
A lady had written
" Say a prayer for me.... I want to be a better mother"

27 comments:

  1. Oh drat - I thought you were about to auction off Donny Osmond's teeth on the antique roadshow. Only you could show us a God-awful golden statue, when you all the rest of Britain's 13th century smallest Anglican cathedral to photograph. What would you house look like if you were both rich? Liberace's?

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  2. Oh i kind of like the angel..... a little prettier than one of your bloody awful candlesticks!!!!!!!!

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  3. Oh don't feel guilty about the last post, I never could stand the man. I just love your honesty.

    Keep up with the picures of Mabel I love her to bits.
    Briony
    x

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  4. Glad you enjoyed your day out!
    xx

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  5. Ah, beautiful Mabel. I really enjoyed the whistle-stop tour of the mini cathedral - and I rather like the angel too. Sounds like a nice way to spend a November day.

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  6. I want to live in St. Asaph...what a lovely place with a beautiful angel and an enormous amount of trust in humankind!

    Mabel is so fortunate to have you helping her to overcome her fears and train her in dog behavior.

    Happy day to you and Chris!

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  7. Mabels teeth are a sight prettier than that gross thing of John Lennons' that was up for auction a few days ago. Yuck!!! What a touching thing to find written there....I have prayed that prayer many a time myself.

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  8. What a beautiful angel; would love to see the cathedral. Will have to look it up. The note written in the prayer book is very touching. Mabel is a lot cuter than Donny Osmond... and not Mormon I presume.

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  9. Thankyou for the angel (an angel in Christ Church Cathedral turned around 180 degrees to look out of the window during the February earthquake - final demolition order yesterday). One of the joys of travel is finding those quiet trusting places isn't it. Hope you are still planning that big holiday for yourselves.

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  10. What a beautiful statue, John. I can see why it caught your eye.
    Glad to hear Chris got a day off and you were able to spend some quiet time out together.

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  11. She also has Marie Osmond's eyes.

    I think Tom prefer's his religious statuary to have a bit more age...

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  12. Oh bless her, all these "firsts" it must be hard work taking it all in. I bet she sleeps well at night!

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  13. That photo of Mabel looking up at you so trustingly is a real heart-warmer.

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  14. Oh, piffle. Don't waste your time feeling guilty over expressing some honest observations. (It's not like the man could hear you!)

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  15. Just the title and picture of Mabel had me laughing out loud.

    You can have wine on Weight Watchers. White wine has less points than red (3 vs.4) so I feel I can have an extra oz. by drinking the white. In this case, it is quantity over quality. I also drink it very slow and take small sips so it lasts longer. Been on WW for about 6 weeks and have lost about 10 with the hopes of dropping 20. It is not easy, but this time I am really motivated and it is the best diet (for life) out there. Good luck John.

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  16. weight watchers ? you were drinking pints of Fosters on monday ! where was your watching of the weight that night ??

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  17. I'm rather fond of angel statues too John.
    My preference runs to the enormously-winged-archangel-with-swords-kind though. Your gold one is a bit twee for me.
    I hope Mabel calms down. My bulldog-grandpuppy, daisy is a bit skittish...she seems a bit of a nervous wreck some of the time.

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  18. Sounds like another great day!

    I like the angel statue, although i'd also like to see the space around it, too.

    I am not acquainted with Sir Jimmy so can't comment one way or 'tother, but sometimes we just don't like people or something they did.

    I'm sure Mabel has so much to process, so many changes. I still say, she knows she's arrived at Heaven-on-earth and wants to be sure she gets to stay there.

    megan

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  19. j
    my favourite angel is the one onto of the fountain in central park
    x

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  20. see my other fav statues at

    http://disasterfilm.blogspot.com/2010/07/ina-in-alaska-sent-me-this-wonderful.html

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  21. Mabel is adorable. The link to your fav statues: The veiled angel is striking and I now have the Crosby Beach statues on my list to visit.

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  22. Mabel looks like she sees her angel! She looks so sweet. I love the angel and I hope one is watching over me! Sounded like a lovely day out and what a place to have such faith in people!

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  23. Yes John...now that's an angel!

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  24. I bet she has Betty Grable's eyes too?

    Was the call for prayers signed 'Britney Spears' by any chance?

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  25. I think I have said to you before John that St Asaph is my favourite cathedral. It has the right feeling without any of the grandeur. And I adore that angel.

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  26. Thank you...I will say a prayer for her.

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