Friday May 24, 2019
Photo Article - a Woodlarks training walk up the River Dee
Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - this is what I do when not writing or walking
Photo Article update from the Welsh Hovel - a sight to delight daughter Olaf


Photo Article update from the Welsh Hovel - a sight to delight daughter Olaf

11 days ago

I came home to the Welsh Hovel late last night to see cat Quincey sitting outside in the yard. In my absence the Mrs had, for a second time, let him escape his new home. after driving almost 400 miles in a day I let rip with a few choice words and then wasted an hour of my life coaxing the wretched cat back inside where I pounced and recaptured him. He has just rewarded me with another shit on the kitchen floor.

The other sight to greet me on my return was a fridge magnet bought by the Mrs at the insistance of Joshua who is very taken with the Welsh dragon we see every day as we walk back from his nursery in England, over the bridge and back into the rain sodden second world.

As you may remember, my daught Olaf is half Welsh and a fierce patriot. She will no doubt be delighted to see similar tendencies emerging in young Joshua after just three weeks in this welfare addicted land.  




The Dragon: a boring film about short men who used to be miners but with no real jobs now just drink and fight

1592 days ago

Yes I saw this film last night. It was long and boring and you might think that it was a documentary about life today in South Wales. It was of course part 3 of the Hobbit. I loved the book as a kid but the film sucks.

It is ching, ching, ring every last penny out of the franchise. The Hobbit could have been made as a one or plausibly two part tale. Three parts is all about the money. I am just maxed out on Middle Earth battles where the good guys are outnumbered, start heroically but then face defeat, then launch a fight back, then face defeat and they are finally saved by a last minute intervention. That is the way of all Middle Earth battles in this six film franchise.

I still fancy far too many elfish women for my own good but this is a film to dodge.

Tom Winnifrith



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