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!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Whats this?
Would you stick your camera in there?

The Dovecot


Last week we went on a ride to Penmon Priory [Llanfaes] on Anglesey, I've visited it once before last year pili pala took me there. How could i not have visited this place before it's mentioned in some of my favourite novels sharon penmans "Here be dragons" trilodgy and i'm sure in Barbara erskines "Child of the pheonix".....it's in a beautiful setting you can imagine Cadfael pottering around there...Sadly this was not to be we pulled up on the bikes and removed our helmets there was radio 1 blaring and a scouse bloke held out his meaty fist for a parking fee which also allowed us into the museum,it's worth it....inside are some celtic crosses rescued and kept safe on dating from the 10th century as had one of it's arms sawn off to be used as a window lintel. Theres a shiela-na-gig and other interesting bits...

My favourite is outside The carp pool and St siriols well of which i've no photos ??

But being nosey and wanting to test my camera i stuck it down a dark hole and look what it showed up.Top photos.
On the way out i said to the bloke you should be wearing a monks habit and playing some gregorian chants." Not a berludy chance" he said "they don't pay me enough " ..Salt of the Earth


  1. Sort of place I'd like to visit. Especially interested in the old dovecote of course. I havent visited anywhere with one since I started having doves - nearly three years now.

  2. Haha! Typical cheery attendant you find at these places. I didn't know that's where that Barabara Erskine book is set - some of her books scare the bejesus out of me!

  3. Wow. I'd love to go. I've read that Barbara Erskine book.

  4. Beautiful - a bit scary. I'd love to visit a place like this.
    I had to laugh at the security fellow - they're the same all over the world.

  5. Bodran, I am so glad to be reading about where you've been and ... seeing the photos, too.

    Do you know, as I walk through Central Park and see some intriguing tree, I now think ... ah, where is that camera? I should be taking a picture of this one to show to Jo!

    Promise to have my camera with me more often.


  6. Glad you're second visit was as enigmatic as the first. Can I come with you next time?? xx