A Spanish Sojourn; Gerald and Duncan go to Barcelona!

After a hectic Summer which included celebrating their marriage (phew that was a party!) and going on honeymoon, Gerald and Duncan thought that they would get some sun on their feathers before the weather begins to pour turn.

They had always wanted to go to Barcelona to soak up some culture and also sample the nearby beaches and varied nightlife. Armed with a guidebook and a camera they intend to have the time of their lives!

Don’t forget the suncream boys!

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Sochi 2014

An exclusive report from Clare Baldwing for the Duck Broadcasting Corporation at the Duck Winter Games in Sochi…

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“We are witnessing a momentous event in British Sport. Speed Skating Star Kate “the skate” who has been through such a lot in the past few months with an injured wing, has taken Gold at the 2014 Olympic final, the first time someone from the United KIngdom  has done so.

As the flags were lowered to the British National Anthem, Kate and her best friend and closest rival Danielle from the American team, unfurled a banner which I think says it all. We sincerely hope that our human friends can put aside their prejudices and treat each other with respect and dignity, as we ducks learned to do many years ago.

Joining the athletes at the podium are Pieter the husband of the Russian skater Olga along with their little daughter, as well as Brad and Lisa the partners of Danielle and Kate respectively. It is a double celebration for Kate today as she and Lisa announced their engagement this morning. Both of their families are in the crowd, and viewers I can tell you that there is not a dry eye in the house. What a day to remember. We are all very, very proud.”

And now for something completely different ..

Dear Duck Friends

Chloe and Olivia have been helping me with my new blog, the first episode of which I published yesterday. It is based on an alternate World War 2 scenario in a field hospital on the front line ( not a duck in sight, unfortunately ).

It is called Vanessa’s War and can be found at http://www.vanessaswar.wordpress.com

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All the ducks hope that you have a peaceful and contented New Year, and will hopefully be back to entertain you soon!

Best Wishes

Dr.Dog.

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 …

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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.

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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 ?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 !!

An Ideal Husband ( buy one, get one free )

Now that the Marriage ( Same Sex Couples ) Bill has been given Royal Assent by the Queen, Gerald and Duncan are busy planning their wedding for next summer. One of the most vexing questions being ( for Duncan at least ) how many tiers should there be on the wedding cake ?

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Let the preparations begin !!