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!!

Monday, June 30, 2008

The labyrinth.

Yesterday was brilliant. Having been trapped for weeks i was determined to make the most of it.....

An early morning trip 10am to llandudno to buy a till yet more paint and other shop like stuff....

Then Lunch in a proper granny looking cafe that suprised nell and i with it's Quirky menu' she had Waffles with bacon and drizzled with maple syrup HHHMMM HHMMM my quich was very boring in comparison. But guess what ? my 17yr vegetarianism was broken as i filched some off her! shhhhhhhh

We shot down the a55 to Bodelwyddan castle to the lurcher and terrier show, it's the first one i've been to and thoughrly enjoyed.

We took tyson ..Well he didnt know what to make of the place ? the first dog he saw he did his usual "Bring it on mate"act and tied me in a knot, me feeling very foolish amid all these cool dog owners. Then he saw hundreds of dogs in every direction ! his eyes where on stalks and he stuck to my leg like glue, not once venturing away to christen anything..

We missed the rough coated dogs over 28inches not that he would have stood a chance. But we watched the rough bitches and agreed none where as nice as ours........there were some cracking JRT's and amongst all these dogs not one fight or aggressive move was made by any........

I bought some decoy ducks. why???? 2 for £5 thats why and a celtic collar for tye..I also got myself a mad shirt [my old favourite is dead] All sort of camouflaged it's horrible but it hides my bum and as a pocket for my camera and phone and a zip pocket for dinner money ...

Then while busily counting out my pennys i hear "Muuuuuuuuum" I've bought some ducks. and she had and i melted. 2 gorgeous ducklings. We have a pond we have an Ark so why not!!!

We shot home and put them in a bigger box with with food and water and had to shooot out again to go to llanrwst to visit the labyrinth A surreal experience in the Gwydir forest....

First of all we are taken by bus up in to the forest then made to walk holding a rope to a strange building "The prism" were a strange man wearing a sponge helmet told us to look around and "make ourselves comfy" as we'd be here a while! ! very odd ! we where then ushered out of another door and followed a path deep into the forest, passing amazing tree sculptures dressed in ferns ! when we were accosted by a mad woman in RED!!! Who made us wear Red I had a teacosy hat and daft socks mandy was in a big cape. we then had to stand against the green and see how bright we were ?????

We quickly escaped this mad woman leaving the red stuff behind....

Only 20mins later to arrive at a wooden house with another mad woman dressed in yellow[she was a corn on the cob'] who wecomed us to her garden got me to remove my shoes and stand in a flower bed while she WATERED ME!!!! HONEST

we also wove a corn dolly whilst visiting her and had to don yellow clothes , it was a lovely spot and the evening was gorgeous..

Our next encounter was even weirder!!! a darkly handsome rather disturbing man was stood in an arch in the trees, not saying a word and looking at the ground. Who took you individualy by the hand and led you down a path deeper into the undergrowth and made you lie in a freshly dug hollow in the ground and recited poetry about death and your last moments alive!! it was very moving with the smell of the earth and the trees moving above you .{{{ spooky though}}} and very thought provoking..

We followed the path down this bit was highlighted by the large man in Yellow thongs [over his jeans] walking in front......................We then met an amazing fairy who "whispered" and told us a story very quietly in her little bower and sprinkled us with fairy dust and then skipped away.;.;.;.;.;

I then got to paint on silk adding my own little petal to a bigger picture.

Further on out came clog dancers in traditional dress no one spoke they just danced the disapeared it to a roundhouse...

Please believe me when i say i had NOT been eating mushrooms.............................................


  1. Sorry don't believe you about the mushroom!!! sounds like far too much fun of one day to be real!!
    Love Blossom

  2. Oh Jo, where was that camera? Although I do think that your words give a better picture of that tour than any camera could.

    Lots of colors about, apparently!
    Does this sort of thing happen every summer weekend in your area?

    Enlighten me!

    All right, enough joking. I really do want to congratulate you on the magnificent start up of your shop. And also on your ability to have a day off!

    Very much liked the description of the dogs eyeing up their competition and deciding to behave.

    And very much liked everything else in this very normal blog.


  3. No it doesnt happen everyday, this was a one off for the solstice ?
    they do halloween ones in the dark though!! deffo booking that one and other .. but i won't drink anything which says "DRINK ME"! or talk to white rabbits..x

  4. It sounds amazing! I have yet to visit Bodelwyddan Castle. It's a Warners now isn't it? I really want to go at some stage because it is also very haunted. I'd love to do an investigation there.

    CJ xx

  5. Berlimey - how much fun was that!!!!! Love weird things although have been know to get uncontrollable giggles and upset one weird person by guessing their smug riddle.

    KNEW as soon as I read the but about the dog show that you would come back with something - how are the ducks.

    Excellent that you had so much fun on your day off - and what was the name of the mushrooms.

  6. What a fabulous day, although I think the lieing in the hole and reciting poems about death might have freaked me out a bit!

    I think things that make us take a diffent slant on how we look at the world are fabulous though.

    Glad to hear on Em's that the new shop is doing so well, no wonder you needed to escape, but what an escape!


  7. Weird goings on in that part of Wales I think, (much saner down here.... (I don't think :-)..

    Congratulations on your shop Bodran, it looks lovely.

  8. Okay - where are the pics of this weird and wonderful day???? Only you could have this adventure!!!
    Are you still fallen off the vegetarian wagon????