8th September 2020 Portmeirion in the rain, Oona played at a wedding and we became soggy Prisoners – Day 169 in the UK

POST LOCKDOWN Portmeirion in the rain, Oona played at a wedding and we became soggy Prisoners Day 169

Sorry no post yesterday, it was a choice between work and relaxing with the family, and doing the blog. No brainer.

And do you recognise this?


Staying at home! – STILL Protecting the NHS – STILL saving lives

I AM STILL Keeping safe

So rather damp and drizzly day yesterday, and the tide was in, wet all round! We could not do the beach running scene but had a good look at where the characters lived and places of importance. Hopefully next time  we go there to do a wedding the weather will be kinder. The more I think about it the more I think I understand what McGoohan was trying to say although I think it lost its way on a number of occasions including at the end. Still the ’60s were a more rebellious time and we could do with a bit more of that at the moment. Mind you, this Government could just label you as criminal which is what it is trying to do with Extinction Rebellion, and this is one lesson you might learn from watching ‘The Prisoner’.

Number 2’s house. The colonnade beneath was often a place for sitting and reading the ‘Tally Ho’.
You would have thought ‘The’ Number 1 would have a key for Number 2’s house, wouldn’t you?
Oona  preparing to play for the wedding ceremony inside the Hercules Hall in what to the Prisoner was The Town Hall.
Flower mask to match the dress!
The Chess Board was used with Number 6 playing Queen’s Pawn. Another allegory?
‘ I am not a number, I am the Queen’!
Oona knocks on Number 6’s door. He would not have been able o hold back information from Oona for long. Number 2’s house in the background.
Number 6’s house is the orange one in the middle, now housing ‘The Prisoner’ shop.
The balcony from which Number 6 makes his election speech.
A robin that kept me company as I sat pondering life and waited for Oona and the rain to stop. He probably thought he might get fed, unfortunately I had already eaten my lunch.
It was Patrick McGoohan’s ideas that pushed the series forward. He was an executive producer, wrote a number of episodes and of course starred in it! This bust is near the entrance to the village.
Oona wanted to climb the Bell Tower but it is not open, I breathed a sign of relief.

Stay safe.

Welsh Government’s Guidance on weddings and civil partnerships can be found here, must get around to reviewing it:

https://gov.wales/guidance-marriages-and-civil… and the frequently asked questions at: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance…

To read the current Government guidance on getting married in England please follow this link: COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.

You may also want to read the frequently asked questions sections of the guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do.

Other matters today:

  1. More housework to do, slowly catching up..
  2. Oona’s leg looks to be improving, need to get out for some fresh air.
  3. Write this blog.

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