Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Blue Wales

A real Welsh beauty
Not blue as in 'sad', blue as in 'cold'. We're not sad, far from it; we're having a Welsh Whale of a time. Christmas in Wales is a blast. The cold isn't a problem either; we have plenty of firewood and when that runs out, furniture. Then cats.

Blogging, however, is a bit of a technical challenge. Luckily today just happens to be a day when we get both electricity and network access; very rare up in the Powys hills. So I'm taking the opportunity to announce the results of BalancedPaul's festive quiz (see previous post).

This isn't quite as simple as it should have been; e-mail has been a bit erratic, as by law all mails must be translated into Welsh, then taken by carrier pigeon to the local post office. However two successful entries managed to struggle through, and the winners are:
Congratulations to them. The correct answers were 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'A Christmas Carol.'

If anyone else thought they'd answered correctly and I didn't get in touch, apologies. I have to admit to some confusion. Some of the pigeons are on strike, and others may have frozen on the way through. Please let me know and I'll sort on our return to civilization England.

I have one small confession to make. I bought the prize curly-wurlies and an extra one for me. Then I ate it. Crikey they're sweet. And quite sticky. Goodbye fillings, hello love handles. You have been warned.

Anyway, next post in the New Year. Party time! Cheers


  1. Enjoy the mountains, snow, etc and congratulations on awarding yourself the prize curley-wurleys. I entered but it's okay. I'll buy my own sweet treat!

    Happy New Year!

  2. I am going to check out your previous entries to see more about this. I read Vodka Logic so I am not surprised she won something.

    Best regards,
    Tom Bailey

  3. that sounds, err... lovely. don't burn the cats!

  4. Congrats to JenJen and VL. They are 2 of my faves.

    And I have an award for you. Check out last Sunday's post. :)

  5. Dammit! I was hoping for 'blue as in "pervy"'

    You got my hopes up! :(

  6. I thought those were the answers! No, really, I did! I need to stop being so bashful...

  7. Congrats to the winners!

    Hope you are keeping warm!

  8. seriously, could i have showcased my ignorance more? am i the only one who thought of keeping up with the kardashians.

    congrats to all of the clever brainiac brillionaires who knew the correct answer. bastards. probably no coincidence that they have irresistible blogs as well. are you sad that you are no longer my only bastard?

  9. thanks Uber for my never before heard of to mine lil ears...the curly wurly.
    I can't wait.
    YAY ME and VL!!

  10. More party time = more love handles! Have fun. HNY!

  11. So that's where you are this year. We in the states are jealous. Happy New Year to you Ubergrumpy, Ms. Ubergrumpy and all the little Ubergrumpys (ies?)!!!

  12. I have compared the top picture with your previous offerings.
    I hope that that your holiday in Wales has not changed your sexual orientation.

  13. Having had technical difficulties over Christmas, I was determined to wish you all a Happy New Year - let's hope 2010 is a good one.

  14. Got Pr&Pr easily enough . . . but there was me thinking the second one (Christmas Carol) was Doctor Strangelove. Really must catch up on some reading!

    Anyways . . . Happy New Year to UberGrumpy and his nearest and dearest, and to all his followers and posters. He keeps us laffin' innit?

  15. Give the birdies a Happy New Year, Uber! BURN THE CATS FIRST!

  16. Happy New Year!!!! Just to let you know that I will be following your blog-'cos I love it- but I won't be doing much with mine as I really must finish this book thing I started early last year. When I am signing books in your area, lets meet up ( you and Mrs Uber and myself) for an ale or two! Have a great 2010- I'll be watching!!!!Kisses. Kate x

  17. All I'm saying is that I would burn the cat BEFORE I went for the furniture...that's all I'm sayin'. :)

  18. Grumpy new year to you UG! May your 2010 be as miserable and soul destroying as you want it, so then you can write about it on here and amuse us.

    Hope you’re having a good time mate.

  19. Tina ~ And to you!

    Tom ~ Welcome

    Sarah ~ We did already. Soz

    JennyM ~ Wow thank you! I'll collect tomorrow

    Richard ~ Didn't you see the picture?

    Blase ~ Next time!

    Christie ~ Yup, we're feelin toasty

    magda ~ Yeah, but I was your first bastard

    JenJen ~ On the way...

    JP and Marla ~ HNY to you both too

    Wasa3 ~ Hiya! How's Joja? Cold?

    KAZ ~ Nope, but a chap can fantasise, can't he?

    PW ~ Back online now I hope?

    Dr F ~ HNY! Try again next time...

    Kate ~ Whoa! Are you published? Tell me more!

    MiMi ~ I'm right with you

    Philippia ~ *clink*

    Dan ~ Likewise!

  20. Blogging and jogging are two of my favorite things.


  21. Blogging and jogging? Presumably you have to use a wireless netbook for that...

    Happy New Year to Ubergrumpy and all his followers.

  22. Very energetic post, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

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