Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
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Playing host to a small plush monkey

I did marking all day, but didn't get as many done as I would have liked. I'm going to have to unplug the computer from the Internet over the weekend and really get myself into gear. :(

In lieu of more serious content, here are three photos of my little furry guest, Chump the Minkie.

Chump with daffs

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!



Chump admires the Gorsedd circle

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. :)

Chump enjoying a snack

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.
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