Welsh Pigeon Assembly

Ok – bit of a mad week last week – which explains the lack of posts. There I was, just getting into the whole world getting colder and darker shit when Mart goes: ‘Eh, Bri – isn’t it time for Cardiff?’. Jesus. Nearly had a fucking heart attack. Totally forgot about it. Every November loads of us pigeons get together for a big old pigeon conference/wings-up/get-together/piss-up party on a small hill top just outside Cardiff.
One a bit like this:

Just not as big.

Don’t ask me why it’s Cardiff. Probably coz a Welsh pigeon dude called Dafyd Jones started it. Weird up there too – they all say stuff like this:

‘Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru yw’r corff cynrychioliadol sydd â phwerau i lunio deddfwriaeth mewn meysydd sydd wedi’u datganoli. Mae ganddo chwe deg o aelodau etholedig, a’r Senedd yw ei fan cyfarfod.’

What the fuck?

Anyway, it’s a right laugh so, if I can be arsed, I try to go along.

Freezing our arses off, me and Mart headed to Hyde Park where we all meet. Loads of us. Then off up the M4 and hang a left.

Managed to get this pic of us heading off:

Spot Eric, second from top, doing the ‘breast-stroke wing manoevre’. Tricky shit. Tried it once. Never again.

Not surprising tho – arrived and there was a whole load of anti-pelican shit going around. Heard ‘Down with Derek’ a few times. There was even some German twat called Hans – kept going: ‘Unten mit Derek’. Bet he never even heard the story.

Poor fucking Derek. In therapy now, apparently.

November 8, 2006. Uncategorized.


  1. Becci replied:

    Yay! Glad to have you back, Brian!

  2. Elf Mandinio replied:

    Thought you migrated or something for a moment there! Hmmm, dont know if i can muster any sympathy for Derek, but if i had just swallowed a pigeon whole, i reckon i would be in therepy. Welsh pigeons, eh? Do they coo with a lilt?

  3. essexgirl replied:

    Totally agree with Becci & Elf Mandinio – good to hear from you.
    So, a short break in Cardiff eh? there’s lovely.
    hope you remembered to take a leek. boom boom.

    Had a bash at translating your welsh. here goes……

    Gathering National Wales is ‘ group body cynrychioliadol who is he goes powers I form legislation in fields who is you ‘ deny u derstand. He is being with six ten he limbs elected , I ‘ go group Senate is you go delicate meet

    you can’t say fairer than that in my opinion.

  4. pigeonblog replied:

    Becci: Good to be back mate, I tell you. Bit hectic up there in the hills!
    Your pal

    Elf Mandinio: Migration – now there’s a thought. Often look at other birds off to a warm place for the winter. Nice. Not sure why we pigeons don’t do that – all fuck off to the Bahamas or something. Too far and can’t be arsed I guess. Shame!
    Your pal

    Essexgirl: Cheers! Love the translation too. ‘I form legislation in fields’ – kinda how it was… in a Welsh sort of a way ‘with six ten he limbs elected’ – couldn’t agree more!
    Your pal Bri P

  5. Pidge replied:

    Welsh Pigeon Assembly or how about the abbrev. version: WIGEON Assembly. I find myself wanting to say this.

  6. pigeonblog replied:

    Pidge: Yo, dude. Good to hear from you, pal. ‘Wigeon Assembly’ – love it! Reckon attendees could be called ‘Widgets’?!
    Your pal Bri P

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