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Mary-Jane

M-J is blowing her own fishing trumpet today...

...because she was presented with her first Welsh cap yesterday.




Spent the weekend with the rest of the Welsh Ladies' International Fly-Fishing Team at Trawsfynyyd in North Wales for training, practice, plus a friendly Welsh Inter-Teams match yesterday.
We had a presentation ceremony afterwards where the new Welsh caps got their, well, Welsh caps - one to wear and one for the wall.

I will even admit to getting a small tear in my eye...
Embarassed
Chez

Aw, that's *lovely*. Well done you!
lettucewoman

coo tuppence to speak to you now hun! Very well done!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Mary-Jane

If I appear to look a bit *fixed smile* I am.
I was on my knees with exhaustion.
Chez

I thought you looked Elegant And Charming Smile
Mary-Jane

I thought you looked Elegant And Charming Smile


In fishing gear? Shocked
I *heart* you Chez.
Chez

I smell of wee most of the time, you might not want to *heart* me too much Smile
judith

That is just brilliant, M-J. Well done you. Very Happy
Faithmead

Oh, FANTASTIC stuff M-J. You must be sooo proud - well, you certainly should be. We're well impressed.M&D x
sean

Gratters. Very Happy
I did briefly wonder what a fishing trumpet was.
AnnaD

That's great! Well done Very Happy
mochyn

Fantastic! Why didn't you pop in here on your way home though? Wink
sally_in_wales

well done! Very Happy
dpack

nice

well done

but worms work better than any fly
Mary-Jane

Fantastic! Why didn't you pop in here on your way home though? Wink


Because I was so knackered I could barely stand mochyn.
I arrived home at 9pm last night and had to be back on my feet at 9am in Aber today, teaching International Contractual Agreements in Advanced Commercial Law...whilst feeling as if I had been run over by a fully laden Land Rover and buggered by a herd of angry Rhino.
Mary-Jane


but worms work better than any fly

Well obviously... Laughing Laughing
dpack

sorry Laughing mochyn

Poor old girl. I sympathise: I was changing trains at Crewe at 9 p.m. Got home at 10:30-ish. Knackered, and it's all Tahir's fault. vegplot

Well done M-J. robkb

Congratulations! 12Bore

Well done! salute Very Happy Barefoot Andrew

Congrats MJ Very Happy

I did briefly wonder what a fishing trumpet was.

Laughing
A.
judith

I'm afraid I keep reading that as "fishing strumpet". Embarassed Barefoot Andrew

Double Laughing
A.
mochyn

I'm afraid I keep reading that as "fishing strumpet". Embarassed

Because of your job job you automatically corect typos, don't you?
dpack

even if the" insect "looks tasty you are in trouble Laughing Mary-Jane

I'm afraid I keep reading that as "fishing strumpet". Embarassed

I rather like the thought of being a Fishing Strumpet... Very Happy
judith

Laughing
Then you shall be!
Chez

Yes, your every wish is our pleasure to carry out. In this instance, anyway. Tavascarow


but worms work better than any fly

Well obviously... Laughing Laughing Being of the coarse fishing persuasion I have to disagree with both of you.
Maggots are best.
Wink
Went

How different you look to how I imagined....

Well done... Smile
mochyn

How different you look to how I imagined....

Well done... Smile

And that's when she's doing smart.
Mary-Jane

How different you look to how I imagined....

That sounds like disappointment... Neutral
Mary-Jane

How different you look to how I imagined....

Well done... Smile

And that's when she's doing smart.

And did you notice the blue lips in the cold?
Went

How different you look to how I imagined....

That sounds like disappointment... Neutral

Not at all, you look younger than I'd imagined.
Chez

Is that better than older than you imagined? It sounds like dangerous territory Smile Mary-Jane

How different you look to how I imagined....

That sounds like disappointment... Neutral

Not at all, you look younger than I'd imagined.

A *good* answer... Laughing
Jamanda

My word! That's very impressive. Well done! Marionb

Well Done M-J

Very Happy
Cathryn

How different you look to how I imagined....

Well done... Smile

I know what you mean, it's a shock isn't it. Smile

Well done! Very impressed.
Gervase

My word! That's very impressive. Well done!
Indeed. I thought Gawber scrambled out of that shallow grave very adroitly!
Seriously, the old boiler done well. I'm proud of her.
Bernie66

My word! That's very impressive. Well done!
Indeed. I thought Gawber scrambled out of that shallow grave very adroitly!
Seriously, the old boiler done well. I'm proud of her.
Praise indeed
Chez

Aw, romance is not dead. Simply smelling of lime plaster and fish. Bernie66

Aw, romance is not dead. Simply smelling of lime plaster and fish.

"Eau de lime plaster and fish"

An arousing thought
Chez

Eugh de lime plaster and fish, more like Bernie66

Eugh de lime plaster and fish, more like

Not from where gervaise sits Wink
Chez

*shudder* Mary-Jane

My word! That's very impressive. Well done!
Indeed. I thought Gawber scrambled out of that shallow grave very adroitly!
Seriously, the old boiler done well. I'm proud of her.
Praise indeed

Rolling Eyes
Barefoot Andrew

He's such a romantic Shocked
A.
Mary-Jane

He's such a romantic Shocked


As ever. *Sigh*
Jo S

Congratulations, MJ Smile Gervase

As part of some sort of scheme to get 'match fit' or whatever they call it, she's inveigled me into accompanying her to what she called a 'spinning class'.
There I was, thinking it meant flicking a few brass spoons and lures out over the water and preparing to wax the trusty palakona cane, when she tells me it involves sitting on a stationary bicycle, pedalling like fury and going precisely nowhere, all the while being subjected to what is called 'inspirational music'. And one has to wear wearing man-made fibres, so the scope for flashovers doesn't bear thinking about.
Oh dear...
Went

As part of some sort of scheme to get 'match fit' or whatever they call it, she's inveigled me into accompanying her to what she called a 'spinning class'.
There I was, thinking it meant flicking a few brass spoons and lures out over the water and preparing to wax the trusty palakona cane, when she tells me it involves sitting on a stationary bicycle, pedalling like fury and going precisely nowhere, all the while being subjected to what is called 'inspirational music'. And one has to wear wearing man-made fibres, so the scope for flashovers doesn't bear thinking about.
Oh dear...

You are a brave (or gullible) man. Spinning is to cycle rides as Apocalypse Now was to sanity.
judith

I quite enjoy spinning now the class has ramped up a bit. It is ever so ridiculous, but it doesn't half work up a sweat if you up the resistance.

And my instructor's inspirational music includes "Ace of Spades"!
sean



And my instructor's inspirational music includes "Ace of Spades"!

Doesn't everybody's?
judith

Indeed Very Happy Gervase

No Mahler then? Bum. sean

His version of Ace of Spades is rubbish though. Went

No Mahler then? Bum.

That reminds me..if you've not done it before take balm...chaffing and mind made fibres and all that..... Twisted Evil
Mary-Jane

mind made fibres and all that...

You can make fibres with your mind? Shocked
Went

mind made fibres and all that...

You can make fibres with your mind? Shocked ....of course it should have read man made.....it's either the sun has got to me or I am still coming to terms how young you look... Very Happy Chez

preparing to wax the trusty palakona cane

Shocked
mochyn

preparing to wax the trusty palakona cane

Shocked

I don;t think its a euphemism, chez.
Chez

Is it okay to google it to find out what he's going on about? Or will I be soiled? mochyn

Is it okay to google it to find out what he's going on about? Or will I be soiled?

This is Gervase we're talking about.
Mary-Jane

Is it okay to google it to find out what he's going on about? Or will I be soiled?

Mr. Tweedy Lime Man With Added Rod
Chez

Hmm, *smooth*. Mary-Jane

I've got an old split cane rod somewhere at home. Goodness knows where though. It was said that you could feel the heart beat of a fish when using a split cane. Didn't feel it myself though... boisdevie1

Bit late but congrats from me too. And yes, you do look younger than I imagined Mary-Jane

And yes, you do look younger than I imagined

It must be the freezing wind on Trawsfynyyd - better than botox.
judith

It does also raise the question of exactly what sort of image people had of you........... Very Happy Mary-Jane

It does also raise the question of exactly what sort of image people had of you........... Very Happy

I was rather hoping to avoid that issue Judith Neutral
Clearly some sort of grumpy, wizened old crone.
Bodger

Well done MJ thumbup If you can manages to catch one of those mutant humpty back fish from Traws and get it to stick to your ceiling, then thats free lighting fixed for the evening. Laughing judith

Your avatar probably doesn't help. That coat is so unflattering. Mary-Jane

Well done MJ thumbup If you can manages to catch one of those mutant humpty back fish from Traws and get it to stick to your ceiling, then thats free lighting fixed for the evening. Laughing

Laughing Laughing So I gather
Mary-Jane

Your avatar probably doesn't help. That coat is so unflattering.

It was of its time. Much like the Ballantine salmon.
12Bore

Your avatar probably doesn't help. That coat is so unflattering.
But Gervase looks so smart! Laughing
Bodger

Kaz used to have a contract there as a physio, and I remember her telling me that she'd been told that when they caught and tested the fish from the lake, they always tested the rainbows and never the brown trout or perch which tended to feed more on the bottom.
Of the lake of course. Embarassed Laughing
alison

Well done MJ, I am really proud of you. Very Happy Mary-Jane

Well done MJ, I am really proud of you. Very Happy

Awww...fanks Alison. And to everyone else of course. Very Happy
judith

The new frock is an improvement too. Very Happy Mary-Jane

The new frock is an improvement too. Very Happy

Yes - I can catch two fish at a time when I'm wearing it.
Did you like the location adjustment too?
judith

Most excellent. windyridge

Just read this thread... Well done M-J... That is some achievment! Smile mochyn

I do like the new titfer. dpack

4 piece carbon fibre Embarassed

it can land a worm anywhere within 25 m Laughing


oops the w word Laughing

cane rods can be very special but as i bash rods into trees or step on them between casts tis best i am a barbarian
Behemoth

I'm still trying to cope with "blowing the fish trumpet".

Roger Melly, Northern Lad, Finbar Saunders.....your boys took a hell of a beating........
Nick

I know. I've had a pm nagging me into making a comment. I suspect we've a profanisaurus vacuum. dpack

at great personal peril i will enquire if dipping the black witch or twitching the dogs bollocks was involved

well?
Ecocentric

I'm still trying to cope with "blowing the fish trumpet".

Probably not a "target specie" in Wales but this one can blow it's own.. Wink
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