The In-Word 2022

Voters have chosen the word “goblin mode” as the word of 2022. Thousands managed to drag themselves out of goblin mode to vote, as the phrase won by a landslide with 318,956 votes, making up 93% of the total.

So, what does goblin mode mean exactly? According to Oxford University Press, which publishes the Oxford English Dictionary, it is a slang term that is “a type of behaviour which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations”. (Source:

In the absence of an appropriate photo to fit this item, here’s a photo of some members working hard on the side-lines, taken during Summer 2022

Après Ski

On 5th December 1963, Eddie the Eagle (Michael David Edwards) was born. In 1988, he became the first ski-jumper since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic Ski Jumping. He finished last but he persevered against all the odds and didn’t give in.

Free Rangers

The ultimate in Free Range Chickens hanging out on a hillside in Snowdonia with some of their ewe friends. They’re a bit tired after dismantling their own hen house having decided that they needed to re-build with wide bi-fold doors to take better advantage of the view.

Ynys Enlli

If you wander down to the very tip of the Llŷn Peninsula, you will discover Bardsey Island just 2-miles off the coast. There are 12-properties on the island and nine of them are holiday cottages. There is no electricity. The island is owned by the Bardsey Island Trust and is a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), a Special Protection Area and it is part of the peninsula’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Coasting Along

Here’s a photo taken from an aeroplane on Wednesday this week as it flew along the North Wales Coast. From Colwyn Bay to the Llandudno isthmus sticking well out into the sea, the Conwy Estuary and cloud topped Snowdonia, the Menai Strait and Anglesey.

Photo Courtesy of Paul Turner

It’s a Grey Area

Mary and the Three-Daves’. Photo courtesy of Gay Hicdonmez.

More Power to Your Elbow!

Qatar 2022 will be the first time that female referees will officiate men’s World Cup matches. Of 36 Referees, three are female, plus there are also three females amongst the 69 Assistant Referees.

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