Life in North Wales with an eccentric Welshman, a dog in the twilight of his years and one in the 'know-it-all' of youth.
"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."
('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)
Friday, May 02, 2008
I was in Chester yesterday for lunch with my friend and, when I had managed to drag myself out of M&S in time to meet her, I passed the town cryer, surrounded by a large crowd of onlookers and welcoming people from France, Italy, Germany and Scotland. Yes, I wondered too, but of course Scotland and Wales are now the only countries on the mainland of Britain, poor old England having been quietly and surreptitiously reduced to 'regions.' Oh and I was at Chester University the day before, at an interview for a place on the MA in Counselling Studies. They said I can come!