hent ar valtouterien – ar Yeoded

We went for a walk on the customs path this morning…the one that they used to watch out for rum from Cornwall and selling cognac from France.

Watch out for pirates and smugglers…

The water is crystal clear…

Just outside “city” limits…

The sea looked super inviting…

There are hidden coves…

And a small port in the estuary

As we were returning the young adventurers were heading out….

It is Britanny —- you need good drainage!

A steep overgrown pathway…

Bloody English … they get everywhere…

A Legend – Alun Wyn Retires

These from WalesOnline:

“Having been selected in this year’s preliminary Rugby World Cup squad, and after ongoing dialogue with the coaching staff and the WRU, I have decided to step away from the international game.

“So, after 17 years I look back on special memories with Welsh greats and future Welsh greats. My grandfather and father nurtured my passion for rugby in my younger days which has continued throughout.

“The opportunity to be professional in the sport I love was a dream come true and to represent my home region, the Ospreys and clubs within the region, namely Mumbles and particularly Bonymaen who guided me in my formative years, was beyond special and something for which I am hugely grateful.

“A huge thank you to the staff and players who have been part of my journey, I wish you well for the future. To the supporters, thank you for the support and making the most special occasions even more memorable.

“To the people closest to me, my family, I couldn’t have done it without you. Through injury, loss and success, you’ve always been there and will be for whatever’s next. Despite all I have accomplished, my children will always be my biggest achievement.

“Diolch, Alun Wyn. Cymru am byth.”


Paying tribute to his former Wales and Lions captain Jones, Gatland said of the world record cap-holder:

“I’d like to congratulate Al on a phenomenal international career. His leadership, dedication and determination are second to none and he has been an incredibly special player for Wales over the past 17 years.

“Every single time he has taken to the training pitch or put on the red jersey in a Test match he has given his absolute all: setting standards and leading by example. I am very fortunate to have been able to have worked with him, with Wales and with the Lions.

“Al’s passion and commitment for his country are limitless and he has been an important pillar for the game in Wales. He and his family can be immensely proud of all he has achieved and in knowing he leaves a lasting legacy in Welsh rugby. We all wish him the very best for the future. Diolch yn fawr iawn am bopeth Al.”

WRU interim chief executive Nigel Walker said: “Alun has been the ultimate servant to Welsh rugby. A powerhouse in the pack his mobility around the field and his inspiring leadership both on and off the pitch has been second to none. His longevity is testament to his professionalism, passion and desire to represent his country. He will be missed on the international stage by Welsh rugby supporters around the globe. He retires from international rugby having earned the respect of all those who have had the pleasure of seeing him play and he is a credit to the game.”





Thanks…for everything…. a true legend….

A Move to Coober Pedy?

We welcome you to Coober Pedy (Umoona), South Australia.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather, the Antakirinja Yunkunytjatjara people. We recognise their connection to this beautiful place and respect all Elders, ancestors and first nations people past and present.
Enjoy your stay, and safe travels

We could afford to buy a cave property in Coober Pedy. I could go back to my mine-outback roots…looks like they are fond of a tipple…




I have previously lived in Sulphide Street and Opal Street Mount Isa, Q.

No Rhyme or Reason

Come closer now, I have something to tell you…


especially if you are:


Make sure you are sitting comfortably on your

Take care of any discomfort you may have


take a good

and we can see if this is a pile of



Depending on where you work and what you are like

You can get a funny look on your

Because things are difficult to

you might think I am having a

One thing can lead to another


or just a

You can use your own

To make your own mind up about what I am like….

or a