Friday, 27 June 2014

Roll Call

We left the hotel in the middle of Sweden nowhere at 10.40am
(It cost each one of us 10£ to be transported by the hotel taxi 1 mile to the train station)
We then caught 2 trains to Stockholm
( and was delayed by a police raid into car no 3 where a drug crazed man was removed )
Then flew to Manchester where our taxi driver lost us
And got home at 9pm
Just in time to collect a quietly hysterical Winnie from our dog groomer
And a quietly happy George from my sister

 Village elder ,  Islwyn has done a stirling job with the livestock
all but two girls have survived probably the most dangerous week of their lives
One very old runner duck and one older hen have disappeared 
A fact that amazed me...I was convinced that I would have lost more
So thanks to Islwyn, John from next door, animal helper Pat, Jackie from Prestatyn and my sister Janet
As I am now sat here , content in the knowledge  that the majority of birds, the sheep, Winnie and  George and 
the wide eyed Albert are all safe and well.
( I pick Meg and William up tomorrow

Winnie making sure it's actually me

I am home


  1. Islwyn had duck for dinner.

  2. Anonymous11:05 pm

    There's no place like home.

  3. ...and all is well in the world.

    cheers, parsnip

  4. It is lovely arriving back home especially if the trip has been a bit "iffy"!!
    I bet all the animals won't let you out of their sight today.

  5. I am glad you are home John. I bet you won't be leaving again for a while :)

  6. trelawynd = sanctuary. welcome home! got your crocs on yet?

  7. home......the best!!

  8. Glad you're back, now get on with the wedding plans cos I need to decide on the colour of me 'at.

  9. Winnie wont leave your side for a few days, best lock the bathroom door so she doesn't get in the bath with you

  10. Anonymous12:57 am

    Winnie looks the same right side up and upside down.

  11. I am so sorry to hear that the Swedish police had to remove Chris from car number 3.

  12. Only two older birds. Not bad at all, John.
    Welcome home! Have a blessed weekend. ♥

  13. For a moment I thought Winnie had opened your eye to see if you were in there.

  14. That eye said it all. Winnie missed you bad.

  15. Winnie didn't have anyone to kiss while you were gone.


  16. Nothing better than coming home.

  17. Aren't out-of-the-way hotel taxis usually free?

  18. Yay for caring animal caregivers! Highway robbery, that taxi fare ... Glad you got home safely.

  19. Glad you're back safe and sound. Shame about the recent victims.
    A propos 'stirling', that's in Scotland, my son went to Uni there, it's near Bannockburn where Scots wha' hae wi' Wallace bled, 700 years ago to the day, actually. Now's the day and now's the hour to get rid of that proud badger! Good weekend to you and yours.x

  20. Glad you are back in the Welsh Middle of nowhere then boyo ?

  21. Anonymous6:02 am

    Oh, John. My dear dear John. Your relief to be back is palpable. Anyway, have decided that should I ever turn suicidal I'll just join your coop and wait for a hungry fox or badger to stroll by. Yes, that's how lazy I am.


  22. (Sings) "We'll keep a welcome IN the hillsides......."

  23. Home is where the heart is 7 I'm glad you are home. Winnie must have been deliriously happy !

  24. Home is where the animals are. I bet Winnie is so relieved that Daddy is back :-)

  25. PHEW! Not bad at all, John!

  26. Welcome home John and Chris and the rest of the menagerie!
    Sorry about the birds but, as you say, you expected to lose more. Well done Islwyn and the team!

    Have a quiet and restful weekend both of you, you deserve it.xx

  27. Glad you are home, sweet home. I'm sure everyone else is, too.


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