Great day in Y Fro Gymraeg on Monday. I had quite a few Welsh conversations
Viewed 4 houses around Penygroes - all in Welsh.
Enjoyed a cup of tea at Antur Waunfawr - a charitable venture that gives work opportunities to people with mental disabilities. The lady who served me tea initially spoke a mixture of English and Welsh, but soon switched to Welsh-only once she realised I was sticking to Welsh.
Spoke to a couple parked on a high road overlooking Llanberis and Llyn Padarn lake, about alternative routes on foot. Again, one of the couple started with English, but revealed himself as a true local Welsh speaker once he saw that I was not switching to English myself. I got a good earful of high-speed local history and general information. All very interesting.
Found a Post Office which was amazingly still operating in a small village (Brynrefail) and paid one of my bills.
Ordered Fish and Chips (in Welsh of course) from a chippy with an English sounding name in Llanberis. Despite the name, service in Welsh was impeccable.
Had a quick drink in a local tavern whose name means "Onion Head". People who know the area will know where I mean. Locals with tales to tell ...
And back "home" to Bolton, Lancs - via the Saith Seren in Wrecsam of course. Regular Monday night chat group and lots to recount about my day in Gwynedd.
And now it's the early hours of Wednesday. Off to bed for me because I will be back "tonight" i.e. Wednesday evening for more house viewing back in Penygroes. Feeling more like "adre" (home) every time ...