Monday, June 13, 2005

I'm back from my weekend break!

Hello! Did you miss me? I nipped over to Wales for the weekend to visit my Welsh cousins. I don't see them that often now that I'm an international mega-star. It was great to see them all again and aunty Joyce kept me well fed with Welsh cakes and lavabread (which is actually seaweed and looks gross but is very nice actually). It's always cold in Wales and flippin' eck there was a nasty nip in the air. It didn't rain though and it ALWAYS rains in Wales. So that was good.
It was a shame it was such a short visit, but I'm sure I'll be back again soon.
I took some photos of my cousins so I'll post them later.

I had a bit of fan-mail while I was away. This one was from Nigel Wilkes:

Dear Derek,
I work in an office across a road from a field full of sheep. Normally the atmosphere is quiet and serene, but a couple of days ago the amount of bleating grew to piteous levels. It turns out that it's shearing time! I can tell you, there's a lot of seriously unhappy (and unfashionable) sheep out there. Now you are no longer a turnip, you better watch out. I have attached an artist's impression of the fate that may be awaiting you. A concerned Derek fan
alias Nigel

Thanks Nigel!
You're right, it's shearing time and your pic is pretty scary but your local sheep sound like a big bunch of girls blouses. My Welsh cousins' flock is in the middle of being sheared at the moment and those that ain't sheared yet look fairly rough and ready, so although it's a frightening prospect, it's quite necessary if you want to look tidy. Keeps the nits off too. (What's that stupid mole laughing at anyway? Who wants to be a stupid mole? They eat worms! Yuk!!)

More fan-mail in the week!


Molyan said...

I went to Wales once. It was lovely.

Fat Tony said...

What's wrong with eating worms? They're lovely with a bit of Branston pickle.
But that there mole creature looks like the same beastie that keeps appearing in my garden!

Menaceman said...

Ha! Naked Derek! Hey, how did you get that plaster under your fleece?!

Derek said...

Ooh them shears can cause a nasty nip. Cecil must've put that plaster there as I can't get my hooves to reach at that mad angle.

Menaceman said...

Sounds like Cecil did something useful for a change then.

Paws said...

Hey, remember when Derek and Lenny wanted some money to buy ice cream and they decided to sell their wool, so they tried to shear themselves but they messed up and all the wool blew away? And THEN they found out that the ice cream was free? A classic story! :D

Derek said...

Yeah, and look who knew about the free ice-cream all along! Flippin' Cecil. You'd've thought he might've told us about it earlier.
'Orrible bee.

Menaceman said...

Cecil has a lot to answer for really doesn't he?

Cecil said...

What?! Don't blame me!! Everyone else knew about the free ice-cream. If Derek stopped his moaning he might have been able to read the poster properly.
Stupid sheep.

George said...

Interesting post... I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your blog. I'm sure I'd visit here more often. George from weekend breaks.