Missed all you guys. No idea why, but thanks for all the helpful suggestions- my daily fix of notices disappeared last Weds. I've got back in via Google. I have tried resetting priorities, see what happens.
Was going to write about a lovely walk we did last Weds - it was St Dwynwen's day- who she I hear you all cry. Well are you sitting comfortably, cat on your lap, dog at your feet, hot cup of coffee to hand. Once upon a time, Dwynwen was the most beautiful daughter of King Bychan Brycheiniog (all Welsh, and takes place on the wonderful Island of Anglesey) N Wales. Although betrothed by her father to another she fell in love with a Prince called Maelon Dafodrill (yes similar to the flower, maybe he had blond hair). When Maelon heard that she was to be married to another he was pretty niffed. He attacked her and for his crimes was forever frozen in a block of ice.
Her heart broken, Dwynwen ran away to the forest (Newborough) to pray where an angel granted her three wishes. Firstly, she asked for Maelon to be defrosted. Secondly, that she be allowed to help people who were unhappy in love. Lastly, she asked that she never be married.
In thanks for her wishes being granted she went to Ynys Llanddwyn (near Newborough Forest East Anglesey) to live as a Nun. Legend has it that she has a magical well with jellied, no I mean enchanted eels, that could tell the fortune of any lovesick traveller. More especially, tell who they are going to marry. Hence, she is more widely known as the Welsh St Valentine. Alas, maybe on reflection it was for the best, her well was dried up. Anyway last Weds was her St's day. Boy, it was windy, cold and clear and we self, Myfanwy (wife), and six friends walked through the Red Squirrel sanctuary (didn't see any) along the beach at low tide to Llanddwyn Island overlooking Caernarfon across the Menai Straights. Lovely day out.
And so she lived in glorious sanctuary happy ever after.