A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

holyhead ferry terminal
It's ages since i've been here I seem to have been tied up doing other peoples business flitting from Holyhead to Denbigh as the sales for the shops slowly go through, making a note of tradesmen needed ie roofers!! and making myself known at the local councils for planning etc, meeting suppliers and organising a stand at the Anglesey show and trying to buy a marqee all really quite exciting and and me going widdershins back to my old trade as a shopkeeper Yes!!! i'll be manning my own shop in Denbigh and i've managed to snag "The earth collection" for north wales (good priced clothing in natural fibres and ethicaly made Etc etc) .All i need now is some money and Wah la!!! ..
The down side Stuck in doors all the time!! and dealing with the general public!! AGAIN you'd think i would have learned by now but needs must... and this time i'll have a computer to keep me saneish!!
Yesterday in all that typical Rain was our first course of the year "Drystone walling" wet stone more like, everyone was drenched but having a great time..Tomorrow i have a hedgerow course to do what we are going to cook i don't know?? maybe make Gorse mead, or nettle soup and i've spotted some water cress! i'll see what the day brings .
The workshops arnt nearly busy enough to live off and i need to be kept busy or else i get toooo lethargic especially this time of the year When we get 1 glorious day and 6 shitte one's, i can't seem to motivate myself to one job and try to do Ten and finish none so i give up and read..
The photo above is from the back window of the holyhead shop not much but when a ferrys docking it's really good.............


  1. Wow an extra iron in the fire for you then. Will you manage the shop full time and give up the courses. or find a way to do both.

    Good luck with the shop . . . yes stuck in doors all the time . . . but it will be your own business and that always helps.

  2. Hello on Sunday morning, to my fellow shopkeeper!

    I am really going to enjoy hearing more about this new (or really resumed) endeavor. You are such a joy, that I know your customers will be in for a treat.

    Obviously, you time is gonna just get gobbled up, so I realize it may be some time before regular reports might be possible.

    So in the meantime, Best Wishes for a fun time and great success!

  3. I'll look forward to visiting both shops!! Denbigh when at home and Holyhead when visiting Bangor!! Welcome to Ynys Mon, mam Cymru. See you very soon my dear friend xxx

  4. Wow your shop has a great view, ferry or not. I'd love to be that close to the sea (and to Ireland by boat!).
    The clothes sound good.
    I wish you every success,

  5. Ok tell em more about shop clothes sound fantastic, what else are you stocking more details! I know I am far away, too far to shop but if you had a website I could drool on line..not over your pine furniture tho...see previous blog to understand that those who have not read it!!!

  6. All sounds very interesting Jo - hope it doesn't stifle your spontaneity - hopping on the scooter when the urge to travel strikes etc.

    Best of luck with the shop - or shops. Can you tell us more?

  7. I have a pair of 'Earth Collection' trousers. Excellent value, they should sell well.

  8. When will you have time to scoot around to visit friends? They'll just have to drive over to see you this summer, I guess.
    Your new ventures must be daunting, but you make it all sound breezy and easy - can't fool us though! I'm sure you must be working like crazy to get everything ready and expending tons of energy. Best of luck! I look forward to the photos.

  9. What, you've got a shop again? When? Where? (yes Denbigh I know, but where?) Shall I come and buy loads of stuff before I resign? When are you opening? sorry, this is an email really, pm me if you like. How exciting!

  10. deas this mean you will be the last shop a traveller sees on the way out of the country.....what a landmark!!!

  11. Ooh find a way to do both - they sound great! I am rubbish if stuck indoors - I love it so much but get slower and slower as the days pass. Good luck xx