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Re: Universe Tea - Blog 2018

August 25th, 2018, 3:48 pm

One of my Etonian friends lives here 

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Re: Universe Tea - Blog 2018

August 25th, 2018, 3:56 pm

Nice. And a beautiful horse at John Houston’s place too.

I think the ideal trip is a long route in a suitable car, where you stay in a wide range of accommodations, from rough and earthy to elegant and comfortable.

Some would say you should also take buses, trains, boats, and even walk. Then you can really have highs and lows on the road.

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All good for the mind, but today I am just off to the farmers market. That is good too!
 
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August 25th, 2018, 4:03 pm

Did you visiImaget here?
 
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August 25th, 2018, 7:12 pm

Try asking how to get there!

I did not see that, but I did visit Lake Vyrnwy:
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which is north of Machynlleth and east of Dolgellau, where that cottage is.

On that long drive, I was up in the north-northwest of Wales.

Next time, I would like to go through the regions of Carmarthenshire to the south and Ceredigion & Powys in the middle.

Not many towns or even major roads around there - bring a week's worth of vegan provisions!

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According to The Independent in 2016,

Sheep now outnumber people three to one in Wales

"But population is yet to reach late 1990s high of around 12 million..."

that is a lot of wool sweaters and warm blankets!
 
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August 25th, 2018, 7:47 pm

In our sheep village there are more people with 3rd level degrees than there are sheep. The trend is set to continue.
 
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Re: Universe Tea - Blog 2018

August 25th, 2018, 7:57 pm

Ah, formal education is fine, but how many can play the fiddle (or violin?)

Some quiet fusion
or a wild explosion
He is from Cape Breton in Canada.
 
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August 25th, 2018, 8:02 pm

Zoe Conway and Tara Erraught are from our sheep village.

and 95% of sheep farmers here are fiddlers, many of then forming ceili bands with brothers just over the border down Mexico way. Ashley mac is brillo
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August 25th, 2018, 8:02 pm

Did you visiImaget here?
If it was on the London underground, they would pronounce it as Llanoch.
 
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August 25th, 2018, 8:48 pm

And the pipes too.

Solo
Or Massed with Drums!
Interesting of all musical instruments, there is nothing else like bagpipes.
 
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Re: Universe Tea - Blog 2018

August 25th, 2018, 11:07 pm

On a different note: a Wild Turkey invasion is underway here.

This is just part of the battalion.
 
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August 26th, 2018, 8:32 am

not
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August 26th, 2018, 4:45 pm

nope, not that kind of red-neck Turkey!

I rarely drink bourbon, but for Kentucky Derby weekend, this is the one, esp. for mint juleps.

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August 27th, 2018, 1:59 am

I think that was triggered by your inappropriate capitalization of wild turkey. Autocorrect at work, trying to sneak in a subliminal commercial message?
 
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August 27th, 2018, 2:08 am

I think that was triggered by your inappropriate capitalization of wild turkey. Autocorrect at work, trying to sneak in a subliminal commercial message?
No, actually I was using the capitals for emphasis, without completely shouting.
Although it would certainly qualify as a WILD TURKEY INVASION!!!
They came through again this evening and spent enough time in one large group that I could count them - there are 17 in all.
They make a funny little murmuring sound as they move along, which seems innocent enough, but the largest females are about 3 feet tall.
I don't think it would be good idea to chase the juveniles...
 
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Re: Universe Tea - Blog 2018

August 27th, 2018, 2:15 am

That would be one large rafter!
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