In lieu of more serious content, here are three photos of my little furry guest, Chump the Minkie.
Here Chump shelters from the strong wind in a clump of daffodils, the national emblem of Wales.
The stone circle in the background is not ancient. Instead, it's a reminder that the National Eisteddfod of Wales came to Dolgellau in 1949.
The Gorsedd circle is where the winning bard is chaired. The first prize in the poetry competition is indeed a chair, an elaborately carved one and the winner gets to keep it!
Here is Chump seated on the flat stone where the winning bard would be chaired and the winner of the prose prize would receive his or her crown. You can see the rugby posts in the background, another symbol of Welsh pride. :)
Today we didn't manage to get out, but as it seems to be traditional to offer Chump the local delicacies, we indulged in some Welsh cakes for tea.