Only In Wales!

TomsMum

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You can rarely do 50mph on the bit round Newport because of the Brynglass Tunnels, which are only two lanes, and the Welsh Government just shelved the plans to improve and widen the Motorway to 3 lanes. Most modern engines vehicles are designed for 70/80mph without issue...it’s the older diesels and commercial vehicles that are the problem.
 

Michael Reynolds

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that's such a bright blue, I will say florescent waters do look stunning and so magical, I had often been in waters with a green florescent algae and even took a swim amongst it with a fascinating light show all around me, even the wake from my yacht made the waters glow with lights dancing around, I have seen blue but not so bright, they are lovely photos
 

Kendra

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Just seen the millipede post, wish I had seen it before, we had them in Scotland I did not know they were rare.

Just spoken to a old neighbour in Scotland, she says this last week has been chilly but lovely weather. Typical, but a couple of miles out of the village it could be 6' deep in snow.
 

Ararajuba

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I wish millipedes were rare around here, I have had to evict several plump specimens most days recently while they are trying to traverse our floors in a very leisurely manner without being stepped on (often feet find them before eyes do, which we would rather not have happen). They also tend to cause my big girl to dance around shrieking "Look Daddy, Bichinho, Bichinho!" (Little creature, little creature!) at the top of her voice until I do something about them.

Absolutely nothing that comes out of Wales surprises me any more. It was bad enough 30-odd years ago.

I remember my brother telling he how he took a friend of his there to visit my mother some years ago, so he could see for himself what the place was like (it was easier than trying to explain). Friend was something of a drinker, so they stopped off in the nearest watering spot, which happened to be a very rough place favoured by the tougher variety of local drinker (if anyone). Of course, it being Wales, it wasn't long before three thuggish looking customers marched in, dressed rather incongruously in dandyish costumes from somewhere round the time of the Renaissance, right up to the feathered felt hats, and ordered their lagers. The friend ventured to ask what they were doing:

"We're the Three Musketeers, innit?" (It should, he thought, have been obvious in hindsight.)

"Oh, cool, which one is which?"

The biggest brute brusquely indicated himself, then the other two in turn: "I'm d'Artagnan, he's Porthos, he's Aramis."

Unfortunately the friend knew the story. "And Athos? Will he be along shortly?"

This earned a ferocious glare from d'Artagnan. "Huuuh? What you talking about, boyo?"

"Well, isn't he the other one?"

"I told you, we're the three musketeers. THREE!" He held up three fingers for emphasis. "Can't you count or summink?"

"But then you should be, er, umm..." d'Artagnan and his fellow warriors slowly, menacingly turned to face him and stared expectantly, beers in hand, but fortunately for the friend he was not yet too tanked up himself, so he eventually got the message from my brother, who was urgently signalling behind their backs that perhaps this was not the best time to complete their literary education, and decided to back down before it was too late. "Never mind boys, umm you look great, have a nice evening!"

Wales, eh... :welcome:
 
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dianaT

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Late member Ann & I rehomed a Grey there it needed an aviary and they had just the right one and good conditions too with knowledgeable keepers. I would often go and visit. An absolutely wonderful day out whether you have children to take along or not.
 

dianaT

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Sadly you can't. Police are stopping cars entering into Pembrokeshire & questioning where they are going & why and many are sent back home some with a fine too.
 

DizzyBlue

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Hmmmm ok @Yellowchickenparrot a day out .....

Folly farm visit for you and the kids coming right up! Would suggest you pack a carpet picnic (we used to have them when we were kids and the weather was naff!)
Oh and the chairs set out like seats in a car are great for a virtual car trip very eco friendly and cheap!

Right your virtual day out coming up! 😆,

The barn webcam watch the goats and sheep

The lions https://www.folly-farm.co.uk/webcams/lion-webcam/

Penguins https://www.folly-farm.co.uk/webcams/penguin-webcam/

Giraffes https://www.folly-farm.co.uk/webcams/giraffe-webcam/
 
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