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!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Things that go bump in the night..and Ludlow.

It was 4.44 am and i woke up with a start " whats that noise" shhhhhh listen . Slither push slither good god what is it ??

Living where i do i'm used to all sorts of nocturnal noises but this wasn't bats or mice in the loft this was on the roof [And it wasn't a berludy sheep] there were no footsteps pawsteps what ever ! just a dragging sort of noise ! Whats getting dragged over my roof ???? I don't know i hid under the blanket and it went away ............

Ludlow again was fantastic it's the start of christmas for me..

We rented the town house again in leominster [ Library mews] and i would recommend it to anyone who wants to be at the centre of things for a few days. All level walking to the shops and pubs absolute Bliss!!

There were 8 of us this year 7 adults and one Nell poor thing .

I'd also recommend the Jazz bar Sticky tables and sticky floors and string to flush the chain with "very bohemian" Live music and bar staff that looked like they'd been through the wringers one looked like she'd suddenly burst into song No NOOO regrets.

Isnt it the daft things that stick in your mind us all shouting to be heard over the music with a steady stream of punters all tugging their forlocks or saying something completely ilegible?? [not understandable] And Nell sprawled across the table fast asleep her ability to sleep through anything i have cultivated..

And we are going to be in the newspaper or summat. A gent dressed as a merry man took our photos ???? in the fair ..

Colon nearly stuffed up our meeting with Woozle who was coming to the house.. She saw him in the car park and asked him directions and he said he didn't know?? Crossed wires Or cloth ears on cols part Ha..

We did all meet up though and ended up back in ludlow for lunch, it was lovely to see everyone again especially pili who'd come all the way from france ...... until next time xx

PS still no idea what was on the roof ?? Santa and his sack maybe.


  1. Sounds like you well and truly got into the spirit of whatever that festival was. I love the idea of renting a townhouse and being in the centre of things.
    If that was Santa on the roof he probably took one look at the lot of you partied-out and decided you didn't need any more treats!

  2. Sounds good to me - except for the thing which slithered over the roof. Next year we must get to Ludlow.

  3. Lucky you Ludlow and woozle and pili pala. wish I had been there.

  4. Oh, you jolly seasonal Bodran. Of course, it was Santa on the roof, just doing a bit of a rehearsal.

    I really, really do want to know more about that trip to Ludlow. Perhaps Nell will post?

    Any time that you send us words, and pictures, is a very good time for me.


  5. Love Ludlow too. where do you stay?

  6. Dearest Bod, thank you for a lovely weekend. I promise that wasn't me on the roof, but then again I do sleep walk!!
    Which hats??
    Hope you enjoyed the rest of the weekend after we left
    Bisous xx

  7. Sounds like a good time, Ludlow is a great town.