Sunday, 25 March 2018

Almost Easter

"Beejesus we're blessed are we not?"
So called out the hefty Irish horsewoman on even a heftier horse this morning as the sun shined and the skies around Trelawnyd remained a bright comforting blue.
I passed the woman on the road climbing the Gop we nodded in a friendly manner as we have passed each other several times before. She has a brusque warmth that I like

Everything seems a bit brighter this morning.
The Church was gridlocked with cars and I could just  hear the singing of a hymn as Trendy Carol's dogs bark at a passing mongrel.
It's a big gig today for the vicar
We are having lentil and pepper soup for lunch.


61 comments:

  1. What's the big deal at the church today? Has Christmas come early?

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    1. Oops! Thanks Cameron.

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    2. See my blog post today re Palm Sunday in Merida, Spain.

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    3. I loved the stork on the chimney

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  2. Lentil and pepper - mmmmmmm! That's one you can safely put on the menu for when I pop round. (Don't worry. Not yet!)

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    1. Always welcome Raymondo

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    2. Thanks, JayGee. I'll give you notice well in advance - like several months.

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  3. I listened to Sunday Worship and enjoyed the music, they had a viola soloist.

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    1. I haven't listened to DID yet...tomorrow when I'm cleaning!

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    2. Please listen to it !

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  4. Anonymous1:04 pm

    This sounds like the beginning of a perfect day!
    Debbie

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    1. Nice..not perfect...but nice

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  5. A day that starts with the acknowledgement of blessings in your life is a day that can only get better.

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    1. Sometimes you just have to be grateful

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  6. Oh, I could go into a rant here about celebrating suffering and agony versus being satisfied with the glory and wonder of spring.
    I won't.

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  7. That's a sweet picture. I wonder what's going through Mary's mind? -Jenn

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    1. Ewe ewecewe ewe ewe lamb lamb lamb

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  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1yJReJUF70

    off topic, but this reminds me of your previous post.

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  9. Every day we are alive is an opportunity to do the things that make us happy and enjoy the company of good friends and loved ones.

    And your day sounds wonderful!

    Love the foto of the dog and cute little baby sheep! Sunshine, good company, and new life. That's a lovely expression of Spring!

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    1. We all needed a bit of sun me thinks

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  10. Bright Blue . . .
    Bright sun . . .

    Loved this greeting . . .
    "Beejesus we're blessed are we not?"
    “. . . called out the hefty Irishwoman . . .”

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    1. It was exactly the rightreslponse

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  11. Nice post. You are back on form.

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  12. You guys are certainly blessed, we are excited that it only went to -8 last night. No cute little lambs out on green pastures here!
    What were those dogs bred for? Cute little girl, like a teddy bear.

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    1. Welsh terriers are a historic breed. Ratters and badger killers

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  13. Mary is thinking...
    i gud dug empress mary is thinkin what is this gud smell i mary should be knowing what these gud smelly white things are but i mary is knowing lemon and garlic should be used

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. The ewes were stamping their feet at Mary and she was bemused

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  14. Red or black pepper John? If it’s red pepper then I totally get it... there IS a lot riding on it. If it is black then what’s the prob?

    LX

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    1. Red of course with chilli too

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    2. Wow, I’m impressed.

      It is so lovely when you see a ewe standing her ground and the stamping certainly is a sound... no wonder Mary was a tad perplexed... ‘She obviously doesn’t know the rules of the game!’ thinks Mary. ‘I’m top dog around here!’

      LX

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    3. Away from the pack Mary is surprisingly shy

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  15. I think Mary is wishing she were a sheep dog.

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    1. She came face to face with Irene once and chased her until both nearly collapsed

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  16. Just look at that eye contact between Mary and the lamb on the right!

    Easter to me is about spring and new life, but counting one's blessings as well is never a bad idea.

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    1. It's been a lovely day

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  17. Charming photo. That soup sounds so good. Our town is filling up for Semana Santa. Groan.

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    1. I didn't know semana Santa meant Holy Week!
      Go to your lovely restaurant and get spoilt by your waiters

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  18. Hooray for counting/acknowledging our many blessings.

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  19. That lentil soup sounds so good. It's a chilly, overcast day here and a hot bowl of soup would be just the thing, especially with a big slab of crusty, buttery bread to dip.

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    1. It was lovely too...warming and very tasty

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  20. I've been chased by a Ram defending his girls once...I never knew I could high jump a barbed wire fence! Sheep are surprisingly agile when they want to be! Mary looks almost about to get in there and mix it up with the lambs.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. The ewes can be just as aggressive as the rams when lambs are about. Ewes have another talent. They ACTUALLY LOOK angry when crossed

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  21. Maybe she wants to be a sheepdog.

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    1. She's a hunter Kirk and just loves to chase

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  22. I popped by on the off chance and yay there were blog posts. Good to see you back 😊

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    1. You can't keep a good girl down

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  23. And a happy Palm Sunday to you too. So glad to read that your church hasn't died.

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  24. The sheep round out the village. I sat next to a guy from Wales yesterday evening, on his way to a driving trip in California and Nevada. A red faced Welshman

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  25. Looks so spring-like in your village now. Lambs must be a good sign temperatures are on the up. It's still crazy summer weather in this neck of the woods but my cooking is transitioning over to the cooler menus. Today (est. 27 degrees) I'm doing a big batch of baked beans.

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  26. Would the ewes have gone in to protect their lambs, or just threatened and then turned tail?

    Doesn't some sun make all the difference? Too many grey days and I turn grey too.

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  27. Spring is in the air... for me - Autumn.

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  28. Asparagus from Peru is in now the shops. A sure sign of spring.
    My rhubarb is poking through. That's another.

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  29. Looks like an aspiring sheepdog to me....

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