|Meg enjoying the sun, in her usual spot in the bedroom window|
Yesterday I was moaning about the weather and how it has the ability to shrink Trelawnyd into some sort of ghost village.
Well today, when I got home after night shift, the weather has blossomed into spring and almost early summer, as the wind dropped, the sun came out and the village suddenly burst into life again.
I opened up every window in the cottage, and before cleaning and vacuuming the winter dust away ,I left a large bowl of eggs on the outside wall, so that people out for a walk could help themselves and not bother me.
But of course I was bothered now and then by neighbours and egg customers, but I didn't really mind... it was nice just to see people out and about.
|The Good "Ladies" of Trelawnyd circa 1952|
One villager chatted about the Jubilee "carnival" which is still in the embryo planning stages .I told him I had a few old photos of locals at the 1952 village carnival where local men all dressed up as society "ladies"
"Oh you can't do that anymore" he told me and he sited an article he had read in the Daily Mail
which outlined that bigwigs at Exeter University have banned Male students dressing up in drag because it believes that trans gender groups may be offended by the mainly pissed up rugby players parading around in ill fitting mini skirts and sling backs on their male bonding nights out
(interestingly I note that Nick over at http://nickhereandnow.blogspot.com/ has brought up the same subject on his blog) and has dealt with it with his usual dry humour
Micro managers with their bloody nanny-ish ways and worries seem to make life just that little bit harder to enjoy in our "let's be so careful" modern world. Potential Offence has to be seen at every turn and in every activity,
and generally, ( I would like to think) that in this particular case, trans gender men and women wouldn't give a flying fuck that some alcohol fuelled 18 year old psychology student is wearing a pair of ripped stockings, a knackered old wig and some cheap Ann Summer's suspenders.