Rainbows everywhere. Yesterday I judged the floats at Welshpool Carnival. There was only one hotly contested class - which was for the 'Visiting Queens'. And the winning lorry was from Rhayader. Not only did Miss Rhayader and her attendants look very pretty (not sure if this is the right word for a 'visiting queen') but the deck was decorated by around 20 rainbows. My fellow judge Mick Bates was an amused as I was. And there was a real rainbow over Welshpool yesterday afternoon as well.
And then on to an interview for the BBC's Good Evening Wales programme to comment on Plaid Cymru AM, Dr Dai Lloyd's warning to Rhodri Morgan that he has only a week or two until he is turfed out of office in favour of the Rainbow Coalition. Dr Dai had clearly been despatched by Plaid leader, Ieuan Wyn Jones to play hardball on the media before he opens discussion with Rhodri on his programme for government. Labour's position is hopeless. In office - Yes. In power - No. Rhodri Morgan's ability to govern will be about as real as the rainbow's shadow which threatens to engulf him.