Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thing About Bulls

I found this gorgeous guy on our walk recently. He was one big boy as he starred at us. I have had a fascination with bulls for as long as I can remember. I would love to own one and take it for a walk with all the other menagerie I take with me. Bulls are magnificent creatures so strong and powerful, I love to wander around the country shows looking at these creatures. I am afraid Simon has said a very clear NO I am not allowed to bring one of these home wonder if he would notice if I sneaked one in? 

Angels In Our Dreams

A Delightful Collection of Angels 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rod Stewart Competition Win

Well weren't we the lucky one`s. Simon entered a competition on line to win tickets to see Rod Stewart on his tome tour &  he WON. The tickets were worth £70 - £80  each. I pulled a face a bit but for a night out off we went.
WOW WE is all I can say Rod Stewart was just fabulous. We had a wonderful night the show was fantastic singing many tracks I remembered including Baby Jane, Sailing, Maggie May, Do You Think Am Sexy, Hot Legs, To Nights the Night  and  Forever Young. 
Rod Stewart now has a new fan I loved him. What a man for his age I would love to go and watch him again sometime. We now have a Rod Stewart collection of CD`s.

Aaron On Parade In Llanfair Caereinion

Recently Aaron went to Llanfair Caereinion to take part in the carnival parade. Aaron was in the County Times newspaper this last week you  can see him on the right marching. He had a lovely day at the carnival with his friends.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Llangedwyn Duck Race 2013

Today was the annual Duck race & BBQ at the Mill in the village Llangedwyn on the Shropshire / Welsh border in Mid Wales. The event is part of the PTFA fund raising for our local school Llangedwyn.
It is a lovely event set in the heart of the Tanat Valley.
Ducks are set off up the river over 600 plastic ducks floating down stream the winner is the one that reaches the bridge first. It is a wonderful sight watching all these plastic ducks racing towards the finish line.
At this event there is also live music this year we were entertained by the lovely instrument the Saxophone. Lovely sounds were heard of Somewhere Over The Rainbow and Blue Moon dispute it being  a chilly and bit of a dampish afternoon.

There was plenty to keep the children entertained including a bouncy castle and sumo wrestling game. There was also a game of skittles and the usual raffles and guess the names of the doll and lion.
There was tea and coffee as well as a bar. A few of the mums had made some lovely cakes proper Welsh  Bara Brith made by Lorra kicking myself now for not picking up a piece for my mum as she loves Bara Brith.

Web  link for recipe how to make Bara Brith :

Scones and one particular mum  Jude made some fabulous ice cream cone vanilla cup cakes complete with the added bonus of a flake.

Recipe found on Web Link  : 

We had a lovely time myself and Simon won an item on the raffle i picked some lovely lavender hand cream an added bonus for my poorly hands. Simon won a pretty candle holder sure we can find a nice home for that love to watch candles flickering when its dark there is something quite peaceful about a burning candle.
We came home with a take a way of burgers for tea for my mum and Aaron these are yummy always cooked to perfection by Doug & Mary who are over from America for the summer.
It did get a little chilly towards the end hence we did leave a little earlier than I wanted but these days  the cold effects my joints big time.

The duck race holds some rather happy memories for me. I have going to this event for many years over 12 in fact. Its still is a lovely event. I found my mind wandering today back to the early days with my boys. Many times I have been run raggedy chasing my boys around when they were small. Aaron as a tot running like lightening then as he got older he used to disappear to play football on the field.  Daniel in his wheelchair as he would head for the river and I was always afraid he would tip in. I had to have eyes in the back of my head especially when he learnt to take the brakes off himself and wheel himself where he wanted to go.
Then with Dan there was the music how he loved the music he would boogie all night long. Many a night there he would be wrapped up with lots of blankets to keep him warm with us not leaving to gone 11pm. 

Those were the days. Tears prick my eyes when I think of this. Chatting away at the end of the day today I found my mind flashing back to a picture of Daniel sitting under the marque in his wheelchair my mind wandered off.
Its so hard sometimes remembering how his young life was snatched away so quickly feeling the sadness that he is not still enjoying the lovely things he used to enjoy. Then I wonder how do I no he isn't just in a different way?

Bon Jovi ` Because We Can` Manchester

As cocky and as sexy as ever Jon Bon Jovi hits the stage at Manchester City`s Football Ground. What a show, what a stage Bon Jovi put on a show as they always do that will live in my memory for a long time. Singing all of out old favourites it was just fantastic.
Before the show we met up with my oldest friend Mandy and her fella Tony also an old school friend of mine at McDonalds.  Mandy and Tony were in the opposite stand to us. Aaron managed to spot them first Aaron is very fond of Mandy and Tony. Tony and Aaron have some really good chat as Tony is in the Royal Navy.  Its great that Aaron has some really good male role models in his life. After a Mcy D`s as they say in scouse land we said our goodbyes and headed  for the opposite stands.
We were left queuing outside for sometime which was annoying as the sound checks were running late once inside it was not long before the show started. It was well worth waiting for. 

My friends Mandy & Tony waving form the opposite stand