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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Friday Night Late

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Internet has been down this morning in places

A couple of hours
Couldn't access our shops mainly in USA

Step forward BT

The Daily Post say
News: BT has apologised after "many" users in the UK experienced problems recently connecting to the internet, but says the issue has now been resolved.
Internet users complained they were unable to connect to some websites - including eBay, Twitter and Facebook - as a result of the problems.
BT said it was unable to say how many customers had been hit, but issues were reported in various parts of the UK.
The firm, which has about seven million broadband subscribers in the UK, said it was still investigating the incident.

Residents meet Dwr Cymru over Chester Rd flooding this morning

The fact is the water comes down Penymynydd Rd in the underground pipeway, the pressure builds up as the pipes can't take it. Then the inspection grid lifts and 1000's of gallons of water spew across Chester Rd and down Ken's and next door's drive.

I see it every time we have a downpour

I've spoken to a civil engineer they know the problem. They were going to put a camera down the pipes.

Previous blog explains what might be the issue ie. narrowed pipe work.

Why all the blogs?

Penyffordd blog material can be hard to find.
I have a robot set up that helps.

I'm currently on presnelone a steroid.
16 tablets when I started now down to 4
Makes you creative, hyper and gives you the munchies.
They give you sleeping tablets to sleep.
Great for cramming for university just for a few days
In hospital I would buy The Times and read it from cover to cover
Even the horse racing news section.

They also make you loose weight a stone in 12 days.
Can I keep the stone off!

End of course next week.

Not recommended for more than 3 weeks as they are addictive.

Wikipedia side effects considerable.................

Penyffordd First World War

As the anniversary of a Duke who got assassinated in some far off country arrives.

In the Institute are the names of those who fell in the war. Dan Snow tries to communicate the sheer horror. With some he struggles.


Chester Rd Closed for resurfacing

The yellow sign says open to residents only. This I think should be a policy aim for the village.
Through traffic to use the bypass.

The proposed road alteration at the junction of Chester Rd / Hawarden Rd will make it more difficult for commercial traffic

Friday, June 27, 2014

Penyffordd Monsoon

Half an hour of full pelt rain. Coming in places here I've never seen before. Cue buckets.
In Penymynydd Rd the ditch was piped years ago. It runs under Chester Rd then down into the stream.
At the moment there are 1000's of gallons pouring out the manhole for the drainage. Its running across Chester Rd and into Ken's garden.

Spoke to a utility man some time ago who opined that before the pipe goes into the ditch the pipe diameter reduces there by causing a back pressure up to Penymynydd Rd

Any reduction of pipe diameter shouldnt have been allowed if it has happened.

Usual nutters on the road who dont see the need to slow down.

Vaughan Family Butchers of Penyffordd clean up prizes

Vaughan Family Butchers of Penyffordd near Chester won all but one of the prizes on offer at the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) National BBQ Competition in Coventry. - See more at:


CCTV Surveillance Creep

I tend to look up lamp posts. Its a habit I developed after finding a cctv camera looking my house. Flintshire County Council didnt know it was there. They own the lamp post...........
The reason eventually given after an FOI I don't buy

Anyway if you drive from Penymynydd towards Dobshill look at the lamposts on the right you will see what looks a sophisticated wireless camera pointing at you.

The cameras do ANPR they take your registration plate and store it somewhere. These cameras are also in Newbridge, Abermoddu, Marchwiel and elsewhere..

The State Machine continues its relentless to spy on its subjects . It needs stopping.

Penyffordd Community Council join the 21st Century

The Clerk to the Council Sarah Hughes has got an email address!
Details shortly.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

For Penyffordd Blues Music Lovers at Mold

Acts already confirmed include:

The John Verity Band, Babajack, The Cadillac Kings, The Brothers Groove, Stevie Nimmo Band, Tom Attah, Connie Lush, Rita Payne, The David Sinclair Trio, Forty4, The Screaming Beavers, Boys Allowed Out, The Reaney Brothers and A Shrewdness of Apes.

There are great ticket prices on offer, with advance Friday evening tickets at just £6.00 for adults and £4.00 for under 13’s.

View the event website for full details.

Venue: Kendricks Field, Maes Bodlonfa, Mold, North Wales, CH7 1QQ.

Times: Friday 1st August – 5.00pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 2nd August – 12.00 midday to 9.30pm
Sunday 3rd August – 12.00 midday to 9.30pm

Weekend tickets are available for the festival and accommodation can be arranged via the Flintshire Tourism Association website:

Monday, June 23, 2014

Congratulations to Sarah Hughes the new Clerk to the Council

Hi Sarah,

Can you ask Tom if its ok for you to expose council minutes in full on the notice board?
Today I see 2 pages exposed to view rather than the normal front page.

Most of the stuff on the notice board is unimportant
For example the village website that has not been in existence for 10 years.

Perhaps you can explain to Tom that his view that residents should be kept in the dark when ever possible except for election time is a little out dated.

ps I see no email address or anything else to contact you.

As the person of first contact you should have one

Fact Most Penyffordd Cllrs have email addresses but hide them.
Cindy Hinds, David Williams, Linda Vidamour and Dr Clive Weed the exceptions.

Some things in Penyffordd don't change.

keywords: Clerk to Penyffordd Council Mrs Sarah Hughes

Penyffordd Politics

Yesterday I bought a local history book ( isbn 0954113910 ) about Llanfihangel in the former Montgomeryshire. One of the chapters was about village politics.

I think this a good idea to discuss.
I have the handicap of NOT knowing the full situation as I rarely see cllrs these days.

So we have

Labour led Welsh Assembly Government
Labour led Flintshire County Council
Independent led Penyffordd Community Council

to be added to

Maelor Hospital Blog

On this page I will describe my 12 day stay in The Maelor . A frame work will be set up and then added to. Updated 08/July

The Prologue

February 2014  - Walking the dog up an incline in Nant y Ffrith forest I have to stop through lack of breath.
In April I develop a lump in my neck. I think the size of a ping pong ball, Lisa said smaller. I try some of my protocol for life supplements by May it has gone. Sheer luck?
The lump I thought an enlarged lymph node.
One evening in mid June I announce that I am dying. Doctors appointment brought forward. I've had xrays, bloods and ECG.

Day 1 To Marcher Practice, Broughton. After tests the doctor decides to send me to A&E Maelor. My blood oxygen levels are below 90 they should be 96.
We grab a bag of stuff on the way. Tests and questions for about 3 hours. Blood tests sent away.
Question: Have you got a parrot or kept pigeons?
Mr Kahn (Heart specialist) is in charge of diagnosis.
My doctor in A&E looks like Emma Watson the actress (Harry Potter)

Day 2 I am moved to cardiac in the middle of the night. I am wired up. 5 wires ECG, 4 litres of oxygen per minute through a face mask, blood oxygen monitor and an automatic blood pressure test every 10 minutes. Cant sleep because of the face mask. Removing face mask makes the blood oxygen alarm go off.

Day 3 "Can I borrow you Colin?" says Mr Kahn walking in with three apprentice doctors. Thus follows a masterclass in diagnosis using sight, touch and a stethoscope.
So I strip to the waste in bed whilst the doctors prod me and look at various clues. Question Am I displaying cyanosis? This happens with two consultants. It appears my symptoms are a bit unusual and a challenge for the trainees. ( and the consultants )
I am by the way able to lead a normal existence as long as I don't walk anywhere or talk too much.
I am however in hindsight going further down hill.
The illness in full stealth mode.

Day 4 Moved at 3pm in the morning. I'm moved to the grandma's room in MAU which is the Medical Assessment Unit. It's like the film Coma
Spend a day to two here. Visits from the Pharmacy people. My Gavascon and cough medicine are confiscated lol. All drugs are locked up and dispensed by a nurse.

Day 5 Moved to another ward in MAU. Not happy here. We have a loud eccentric woman, the telly is on all the time. We have a gypsy and a drug dealer who has the remote control for telly.
We have two patients who like the telly on all the time. Its having to listen I find a Chinese torture.
Get me out of here...........
The television in wards causes friction. I and others think wards should be quiet. Others think differently. Some wards in other hospitals have wireless headphones.
We have the World Cup coming up !

Day 6
The Tests
This is a circular xray machine. This gives a 3D picture of the lungs and other bits. I had a crackle in my lungs that could be heard with a stethoscope.
Mr Khan called it the polo machine.

I also had a bronchoscopy Wasn't looking forward the this.
Mr McAndrew the top lung man did this.
I had an intravenous sedative through my canula and a local one down my throat.
You have the option of no local anaesthetic down the throat which makes  your wind pipe flexible or a local anaesthetic. Mr McAndrew advised having the local anaesthetic. You have to sign a consent form for this procedure. 

He sprayed 4 lots of anaesthetic down my throat. After the second I could feel the top of my windpipe touching the bottom. I was concerned about breathing whilst this was going on. I did not however need to be concerned. The whole procedure was over in seconds. The tube is slid down your throat, they spray a liquid into the lung then suck it up again.
Lab results showed 4 bugs. The Pneumonia one, the one that caused my eye infection and two other spectators lol The procedure was not unduly uncomfortable honest !

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Further ramblings about health

Man in court for killing teen by dangerous driving

Re crash last year at the end of Chester Rd to Broughton.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Penyffordd Summer Carnival 2014

The weather looks fine for everyone.

Back home

Intend to do a blog page on my stay in The Maelor which might interest some.
No internet for 12 days its been strange.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Normal Service to be resumed shortly

Due to an enforced NHS stay.  Colin is expected to be released this week.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Fancy That!

The Chinese is no longer accepting cheques due to cheques not being honoured. I remember Tony Fish having a sign up saying that asking for credit will be met with a smack in the mouth.
Also remember one saying we don't do credit and our Bank Manager has agreed not to sell chips.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Recent Penyffordd Property Sales

Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0LSEdit location
1, Bella Vista Hawarden Road£197,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0JH21st March 2014
Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0LJEdit location
1, Bella Vista Hawarden Road£197,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0JH21st March 2014
Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0HPEdit location
1 Rhos Road£138,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0JR14th March 2014

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Danger Road Speed Limit to be cut


Not sure whats going to be done about those who go around the blind bends three foot over the white line. Our family has nearly been taken out by a grandma and a fuel oil lorry in the past two years.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Penyffordd crash: Two bikers killed, five in hospital after horror smash

The smash on the A5104 between Pontblyddyn and Penyffordd involved a car and six motorcycles.
(warning accident scene photo)

The crash was believed to have taken place on the Corwen Road section of the A5104, near the Capricorn Animal Rescue Centre.

Volunteers and members of the public at the centre were the first on the scene to help the victims of the accident, according to the organisation’s Facebook page.

Tried to go through the above road this afternoon. Council had road blocked both ways.

Thoughts to affected families and those on hand who helped victims.
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