Friday, 7 June 2013

Village News



In my somewhat limited experience, Old Welsh farmers are not sentimental sort of folk.
Having said this, if that Brian Blessed type character that was the RFWF ( the red faced welsh farmer) was gazing down on the village from his heavenly red landrover, he would be beaming his round, big red faced grin today as his son Ed was voted into his old place on the village community council.

The elections for counsellor took place yesterday and the turnout for a small village of under  500 souls was pretty good by all accounts, a fact that pleasantly surprised me. The  election of a younger bloke with a farming background will be an asset to the council and hopefully when more vacancies do eventually become free, then more women will perhaps take an interest. I would like us to shake the "Dad's Army" type image, councils' so often tend to foster.

Anyhow.......Well done Ed.... Your dad would have been tickled pink!

It's been a week of village meetings. Wednesday we finalised " who is doing what" at the Flower Show Committee meeting in Auntie Glad's kitchen and yesterday me and one of the Gwaenysgor Councillors met up with a web site designer to discuss developing their village website into a joint site with Trelawnyd.
I had to laugh when the rather chic middle aged lady web designer pointed excitedly at my Walking Dead  T shirt with a " ohhhhhhh I Lurve The Walking Dead......... who is your favourite character ?" Comment..........
It's a small world.
Anyhow, all is well with Bingley, as all the trials and tribulations of yesterday now seem to be forgotten. Thanks to all that left their good wishes
I have treated him today to a tin of cheap dog food, which he bolted down with some gusto and obvious delight...presently he is dozing in the sun, not far from the ducklings who are out enjoying the spring day


21 comments:

  1. Pleased the gobbley patient is doing well. x

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  2. Bingley does like his little day trips eh? Blimey - the ducklings are suddenly HUGE!! Are they still doing the cute 'meeep meep' noise?

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  3. OMB, the ducklings are becoming little monsters! may bingley live a full and marvelous life!

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  4. To The Council - I hereby move that a mass medieval street fight be organised between the villagers of Gwaenysgor and Trelawnyd (captained by Earl Gray).
    This would bring in tourists from Rhyl and give worldwide TV exposure to the area. Participants would only be allowed to wear loin cloths and would be greased with tractor oil by Aunt Gladys and other village ladies before the initial skirmishes. Ambulances to be present.

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  5. The babes are growing quickly, my, my, where does time go ( in duck time, it is nanoseconds).

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  6. Congratulations to the RFWF's son. I'm sure the old guy is looking on with approval from the beyond.
    The little ducks are certainly growing.

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  7. this sounds very exciting and progressive for your little village! those ducklings are adorable!

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  8. It does sound the most wonderfully thriving village John - and I suspect that you are one of the kingpins.

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  9. Oh, the ducklings are so cute I could just EAT THEM UP! However, not being carnivorous, I won't.

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  10. Hard to believe these are the same ducklings from the incubator post a few days ago.

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  11. Is one allowed to ask how the turkey got the name of Bingley? And does he have a pal called Bradford? Glad he's OK.

    :)

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  12. Hooray for Bingley, and the kindly gent who takes care of him!

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  13. Glad that Bingley is doing fine and none the worse for his stitch. The ducklings are growing nicely! Congratulations to Ed!

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  14. A joyfully quiet social life in Wales! What a wonderful day.

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  15. Oh, I thought you were talking about the popular band, 'Village People' from the late 1970s. Carry on.

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  16. Congratulations all around, to Ed, Bingley, the duckling Aunt Gladys and of course you !

    Watson send woofs...

    cheers, parsnip

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  17. Thank God, a near-normal post today. I couldn't stop laughing long enough at yesterday's sight of that turkey in the backseat to type anything coherent!That image will remain with me forever!
    Ducklings are adorable. Mr. Foxy-Loxy got all my boss's hens last Sunday night, including Brooster the Very Handsome Rooster, even though they were all shut in for the night. He scaled an 8-ft drystone wall, traversed the potting shed roof and jumped down into the run. Clever, eh? Not anymore though.
    Have a fun-packed weekend. x

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  18. Sounds like it was a peaceful day, John. :-)

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  19. The ducklings are getting big!

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  20. Are those duckings standing in their food???

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