Happy Mardi Gras ! (Hapus Fraster Dydd Mawrth !)

Some of the mallards are on their way to the big city to celebrate the ( feathered ) Cardiff Mardi Gras. ( People Mardi Gras is next Saturday ( not Tuesday ) ; and supported by none other than the UK PM David Cameron ! ). They will proudly march in the parade celebrating LGBT equality and diversity, ending up in the Millennium Stadium – home of Welsh Rugby, where there will be music, dancing and general merry making. However, before they get there, the big city holds many temptations. Unfortunately, Duncan can resist everything except temptation …

Mardi 1

Another One Bites The Dust  ( doughnut that is )

Gerald also gets dragged away from retail paradise with Duncan firmly reminding him “We’re here, we’re Queer and we are NOT going shopping !”

Meanwhile, little James and Ellie get a ride on the back of their “Aunties” Enfys and Susan’s bikes during the parade. Enfys and Susan are the founder members of their local Ducks on Bikes chapter. Enfys finds her bike invaluable for getting around her Roath Park Lake parish, whilst Susan uses hers to deliver flowers and Tupperware from her shop.

Mardi 2

I like to ride my bicycle, I like to ride my bike ! ( dedicated to Smorg )

Duncan, as a professional photographer, has been asked to judge the Drake Queen contest, which has been particularly difficult task due to the gorgeousness of the entrants. Priscbilla Queen of the Taff Embankment ( and friend ) have taken the prize this year by a whisker, or should I say feather ?

Mardi 3

She keeps her Moet et Chandon in a pretty cabinet ..   ( not pictured )

Gerald has been busy getting in touch with his inner duckling and having fun on the bouncy castle with James and Ellie, before getting off (feeling rather queasy)  and staggering to the nearest Pimms bar to recover his equilibrium.

Mardi 4

I want to break free, I want to break freeee !

Chloe and Olivia have been looking after the bookstall for their human friend Jo. They are doing a brisk business, especially in some of the classics of Dapphic literature.

Mardi 5

Guaranteed to blow your mind ! .. Anytime !

The chums finally meet up after a hard day’s partying for one final dance to celebrate the lovely time they’ve had at the Cardiff Mardi Gras.

Mardi 6

Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball !

I hope the people Mardi Gras will be just as successful !

God bless Queen and all who dance to her!

Peace n’ Love y’all !!

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11 thoughts on “Happy Mardi Gras ! (Hapus Fraster Dydd Mawrth !)

    • Mention my name and Olivia will give you a discount 📚!
      I think somebody should actually write these books I think there would be a good market for Daffic fiction 👭🐥

      • In fact it is worthwhile making the trip as there is no John Lewis near to me at the moment ( but I do mourn the demise of Morgan’s)

      • David Morgan’s was a lovely old fashioned department store and sadly missed. Mind you having a John Lewis is quite good compensation.

  1. The thought of Gerald delighting the ducklings (and surprising himself?) by his performance on the bouncy castle is one to cheer up many a boring day at the office. Good for him!

  2. Would love to know:

    Are the books slightly stressed or the wimmin reading them (or possibly both)?
    Will Enfys be conducting the service when Gerald and Duncan tie the knot?
    Is Susan also known for her quirky folk songs as well as her feathery flat top and her Tupperware?

    James ane Ellie are going to have lots to tell their friends when they go back to school …

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  4. Look at that Enfys go! She looks like she means business on that bike! 😀 Thanks a bunch for the dedication, Dr Dog. A perfect excuse for me to indulge on more Queen for a hot summer night! 😉 Happy Mardi Gras!

    • Thank you – I’m glad you liked it! I was a bit worried about them not wearing helmets – but I thought for the parade they probably wouldn’t – it would mess up Susan’s hair too!

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