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Welsh UFO Sightings 1929

Welsh UFO sightings from 1929. For sightings from other years please click HERE . For more like this please click the image below:

Welsh UFO Sightings 1928

Welsh UFO sightings from 1928. For sightings from other years please click HERE . For more like this please click the image below:

Welsh UFO Sightings 1927

Welsh UFO sightings from 1927. For sightings from other years please click HERE . For more like this please click the image below:

Welsh UFO Sightings 1926

Welsh UFO sightings from 1926. For sightings from other years please click HERE . For more like this please click the image below:

Welsh UFO Sightings 1925

Welsh UFO sightings from 1925. For sightings from other years please click HERE . For more like this please click the image below:

Welsh UFO Sightings 1924

Welsh UFO sightings from 1924. For sightings from other years please click HERE . For more like this please click the image below:

This Week - 25/10/2020

Monday and Tuesday were taken up with virtual meetings and the end of quarantine. On Wednesday I moved back home and spent the next few days alternating between sleeping, more meetings, and surfing social media. The covid cough has pretty much gone now but I still feel really drained - alongside the usual post illness feeling of 'I want to reorganise the entire house and rearrange my life', right up to the moment I have to actually do it. So, yeah, instead I've spent way too much time on Twitter getting angry over politics. Ben Bradley, Philip Davies, Selaine Saxby... How are these people in decision making positions?? In some ways I can sympathise with the regular Tory MPs who voted against FSM. In normal times they would expect public support for voting it down, their arguments about individual responsibility and dependency striking all the right chords. I wouldn't agree with them, sure, but many would. That's democracy. But this isn't normal times. So many

Pride and Prejudice

This week has definitely been a low in British politics. In response to some spurious anti-welfare claim or other, I saw a tweet by Jack Monroe linking to this amazing blog post: You Don't Batch Cook When You're Suicidal .  It made me think about the worst times in my own life, financially. Unsurprisingly they corresponded with some of the worst in terms of depression too. I'm not going to claim that my story can rival Jack's. I was in a much better position, and I had a lot more support. It was still tough. Really bloody tough. And if I was in that much difficulty while in work and with loving family able to help out, just imagine how much worse it is for people who do not have those safety nets. Anyway, this keeps rolling around in my head so here it is... December 2014. Anthony and I had recently moved in together and were looking forward to the arrival of our first child. He was working in British Gas' Cardiff call center on c. £16,000 pa, I was a backbench coun

Welsh UFO Sightings 1923

Welsh UFO sightings from 1923. For sightings from other years please click HERE . For more like this please click the image below:

Welsh UFO Sightings 1920

Welsh UFO sightings from 1920. For sightings from other years please click HERE . For more like this please click the image below:

Mini Mart: Ulicazelazna

Supplier:  Ulicazelazna Website:   Etsy Store Products: 1/6 scale beds, sofas and armchairs. Originally I had the red plastic Sindy sofa and armchairs but I wanted something a bit more sophisticated for the refit. These reminded me a lot of the IKEA Strandmon chairs we have in our real life living room, so I figured they'd be the perfect choice in miniature too. :) They cost me 25 Euro each, which was about £23.25 when I placed the order. Post and Packing:   12 Euro from Poland. For more like this, please click the image below:

Welsh UFO Sightings 1922

Welsh UFO sightings from 1922. For sightings from other years please click HERE . PRESS 7th March Llangollen Flying Officer Brian Holding set out in an Avro 504k from an aerodrome near Chester at 10:30 for a short flight. About 11:00 he was seen near Llangollen, heading back towards Chester - but he never arrived. Although a search for signs of Holding and / or his plane continued for weeks, under the assumption he had gone down over a populated area, no trace was ever found. (Official RAF records are much less mysterious; Holding set off from RAF Shotwick in Flintshire and was presumed to have crashed into the Irish Sea off the coast of Barmouth.) Charles Fort quoted the Daily Chronicle of 30/03/1922 as stating, "It is incredible, but nothing has been heard of Holding." The papers carried a little bit of background on Holding. The Banbury Guardian (23/03/1922) reported that he had left Mill Hill School at 15 to train as an officer in th

Welsh UFO Sightings 1921

Welsh UFO sightings from 1921. For sightings from other years please click HERE . For more like this please click the image below:

This Week 18/10/2020

I had plans to get lots of blogging done over the local lockdown period. That... did not happen. Instead we all contracted coronavirus last week and I have spent my days coughing, sleeping, and generally feeling like something the cat dragged in. Thankfully we have all had the mild version so, though it hasn't been fun, we haven't needed any medical intervention beyond rest and over the counter meds. Rhys fell ill first but literally within 48 hours we had all come down with it. I had Children and Young People Committee last week and I felt so bad I wanted to call in sick, even though it was just a virtual meeting. I did chair it in the end but I wished I hadn't; I was shaking and sweating and basically passed out for a few hours afterwards. A couple of people at Hannah's office had tested positive at this point, so I knew it was a real possibility, but I was leaning more towards regular flu because my breathing was fine. So Rhys took a postal test as he needed the r

Pass the Pigs Review

Pass the Pigs started life as 1977's Pig Mania!, itself an adaption of a dice game named Pig which had been around for decades. Eventually the publishing licence was sold to Milton Bradley and the game was rebranded as Pass the Pigs. Today the game is produced by Winning Moves and available in regular, big, giant, and party versions. The concept behind it is pretty simple. You roll the pigs and, depending on how they land, score points. The more acrobatically they land, the more points you score. For instance, both pigs landing on the same side will net you 1 point, but if you manage to get two in the 'leaning jowler' position you'll bag yourself 60 points. The first player to reach 100 points is the winner. Although I had heard of the game I had never actually played it, so I didn't waste any time when I was given the chance to review it on the blog. Marianna has been itching to play it ever since it arrived - over a week ago! - but all of the adults in the house m

Friday Five: Super Pops Songs

Marianna is 100% obsessed with Totally TV - both their Disney princess pastiches and their original series, The Super Pops. (As I type this she is rolling around on the floor taking part in a Super Pops yoga positions challenge...) It's not as great as the musical group that defined my early childhood, obviously. (I mean, come on, how can anything compare to Rod, Jane and Freddy's Dick Turnip the Naughty Highwayman ??? What the Rainbow team would have given for a green screen though - just check out that home made cardboard carriage in the link!) But that's not to say it isn't good fun. Some of the songs are pretty good too. They take me back to being eight years old listening to B*Witched and Lolly on my cassette walkman over and over again. Here are five of my favourites... #5. Double Trouble Mizeree and Dr WhoDoo have trapped the Super Pops at the circus. Shenanigans ensue. This is Marianna's favourite so I have lost track of how many times I've heard i

Top of the Pops #6 November 1975

Welsh UFO Sightings 1964

1964 sightings from across Wales. For sightings from other years please click HERE . PRESS March, 01:30 'Council house on the steep hill just below Denbigh Castle, Clwyd' The Daily Post included this in a 2016 list of north Wales sightings: "In the spring of 1964, a woman walking her dog in the grounds of Denbigh Castle reported finding her pet cowering in a beam of light from the sky. When she tried to pick her dog up, her arm was burnt by the light and the animal's hair was singed too. Neither suffered long-term damage." ETA, here's a report on this sighting Margaret Fry submitted to Engimas #39: Doris Walker, then unmarried, and living with her widowed mother. She was up late studying her codes for her job with the DHSS Office in Rhyl. She had let her tough little terrier out on to the back patio when she heard him yelping in pain. At this, she looked through the kitchen window.  She went out and saw a beam of light was encasing

Top of the Pops #5 October 1975

Take That Dolls

Formed in 1989, Take That are an English boyband who had a string of top ten hits in the 1990s. They officially disbanded in 1996 - before returning to the charts in 2005. In 1995 Vivid Imaginations released a line of dolls based on the band. ★ Mark Owen - box front / box back . ★ Howard Donald - box front / box back . ★ Gary Barlow - box front / box back . ★  Robbie Williams - box front / box back . ★ Jason Orange - box front / box back . For more like this, please click the image below: