Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Flower Festival


I've had an anonymous email asking me to announce that St.John's Church in Porthmadog will be holding a Flower Festival from Wednesday 16th of July to Sunday 20th. Open 10-30am - 5-30pm. Refreshments available. I did have a look on google to see if it's true or not, but I couldn't verify it I'm afraid. Why anyone would invent a Flower Festival I don't know, so I think it's safe to assume it's true! In fact, Bernard the goat has volunteered to check it out on the farm's behalf, because apparently he loves flowers. Although, now I've written that out in words, I'm not entirely sure he means just appreciating their "looks"... Oh well, I hope he doesn't eat too many of them, otherwise there won't be many left for Sunday!

If any of my readers wish to advertise their local fetes, jumble sales etc on my blog, then drop me a line. We will of course send round a member of the farm for authentification reasons and we'd appreciate some remittance towards travel and board. A bag of turnips and a cardboard box normally does the trick!

Monday, July 14, 2008

It might've been a quiet six months...

... But, you'll be seeing plenty of me for the rest of the year!

Some of you may have noticed that I've not had many adventures for a while, in fact I think I've only had three or four this year. Sorry about that! My regular monthly appearances will soon be back on track. Sometimes running about getting up to nonsense on a regular basis takes it's toll, and I needed a bit of a rest in preparation for the next onslaught of madness!!!

On the way soon is a jolly little tale of some disco dancing as me and the boys fight over who gets to dance with Vera the cow (who has a mean right hook!).

Then there's a mad story that pits me against Big Baz to see who can be the Biggest Turnip at the "Vegetable Fancy Dress"!

Then by the time you've read those, The 2009 Beano Book will be on the shelves and there's a lovely story depicting me and my pals on the trail of dinosaurs, as witnessed by Bert Worm!! Yes Bert makes his fully-fledged debut in a Beano publication and we're all very proud of him round 'ere. Well Lenny is proud I think. It's a weird story, I'll be honest with you, with a bizarre ending. In fact I think it was that particular story that nearly made me give up! I thought I'd lost the plot! Seriously.

Then of course, there's my brilliant book coming out from Bloomsbury, chock-a-block full of classic stories from a few years ago. I've got a special advance copy, and I must admit it's a very handsome book indeed!

So, there's plenty of Derek The Sheep Madness © coming up! Hooray!!!