Sunday, 12 July 2015

International Trelawnyd ( aka A Carrot With A Big Cock)

The "Unthanks" came to Trelawnyd Memorial Hall last night. Apparently they are one of the Uk's top folk bands with an international reputation, so the village was filled with lots of people in hand knitted jumpers drinking cider.

It's a pity I was working at the hospital for what I saw of the Friday night  concert was impressive. I took the dogs out for their late walk and the village seemed alive with hairy social worker types chatting amicably  on the village green. There I bumped into an old school friend who was a little worse for wear, she told me that the folk concerts were " well worth a bloody visit" and so I promised  to go to the next one with her and her husband.
I don't think the Prof would go....he hates folk music with a passion.
And so the " International " reputation of the village grows......
Balancing the musical side of this reputation is, of course " THE INTERNATIONAL NOVELTY VEGETABLE  CLASS" in the Flower Show which has taken off again this year big style.......Only yesterday I received several entries from across the Atlantic, and in a hopeful " me, me " way I have contacted the papers with the story.
Apparently the papers  love a photo of a carrot with a big cock!
Or so I have been told............
Here are some of the latest entries

I knif of like this one



Keep em coming!

We have had a good number for North America and Australia 


But where are the British entries?
And come on Europe!
I need a good few more
Send to jgsheffield@hotmail.com

Anyhow tomorrow we are having dinner out!
Yes! How exciting is that?
I managed to book a table at Bryn William's new cafe Porth Eirias
in Colwyn Bay
He has a very successful sister restaurant in Primrose Hill in London
so the opening up of a new venue here is a wonderful coup!



25 comments:

  1. Great entries here, here!! LOVE the walrus!!

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  2. John, your headlines always makes me smirk and smile.I think it's my carry on film humour. Carry on regardless!

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  3. World class music and strange vegetable pictures, you are putting that town on the world map.

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  4. these veggie pix are the best I've seen (so far). the walrus and the last pix (don't know what that alien creature is) are my faves.

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  5. Great vege entries . I did have a giggle with your description of hairy social worker types hehe. I am a Social Worker but I am not very hairy .....

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  6. LOL, The veggies made me laugh .. especially that last one with the nose. How lovely to go out to a new restaurant. I vaguely remember those days .. I look forward to your review :)

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  7. I wonder if Bryn Wiiliams's menu will include "Carrottte Anglais avec un grand coc rampante". I think The Prof may have been listening to the wrong kind of folk music. It is such a very broad category. Claiming not to like folk music is like claiming not to like vegetables.

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  9. I'm loving the veggie pictures!

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  10. That's an unfair remark about people who like the Unthanks; as you know, I go around mostly with my tits hanging out, and I have never worn a fucking handknitted jumper in my life, well at least not since I was too young to say I didn't want to. And I don't drink cider.x

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    1. Its a funny stereotype.......rachel.....this is my blog not cro's xxx

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    2. I know, but I can still object to it. When are you going to publish my other veg, you say you are shot of Brit ones, why are you sitting on it?

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    3. I don't drink cider either but I don't go round with my tits hanging out.

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    5. Thank the lord for that.....but i suspect he does drink ale and looks ar every passing pair of tits

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    6. I was thinking he would look a rum bloody sight with tits like mine.

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  11. The 70s are back. My memories of that era include lots of hairiness, turtlenecks, hand-knitted sweaters (as we call 'em) and plenty of folk music.I think this generation's got a better color palette, though.

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  12. I love the veggies. Folk music doesn't interest me, but I may check this band out.

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  13. I have just not been struck by the novelty value of a single vegetable I have had lately John. But promise I will keep thinking.

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  14. I like the hugging carrot(s)
    I haven't though of anything yet ...

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  15. We went to his restaurant in primrose hill last year , t'was ok ......nothing more .......there is more to this story but I shall tell you that another time ;)

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  16. Vegies a bit boring down here at the mo... oh hang on... I have a couple of monster beets left over in the garden from last year.. I wonder if one of those might be inspiring if I pull it up and look? The walrus sweet potato wins it for me! Too charming!

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  17. I'll sit it out with the prof, can't stand folk music.

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  18. I think the 'hairy social worker' types are known as 'hipsters' these days. and there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing handknitted apparel. That is all. x

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