If you think I have a big challenge ahead trying to tuck in 2 hours of conversation in Welsh this week, whoever is kind (and crazy) enough to accompany me also has a challenge because:
- I live in Vancouver—8 hours behind the UK.
- Although I have completed Levels 1 & 2 and run through 20 lessons of 3 quickly, I did not do the 6-Month Course, so am not used to 10-minute conversations let alone 2 hours, or 2x1-hour.
- Past experiences on Slack have been a bit trying because I use Apple, and only by being led by the hand technically by a SSiW friend managed at all—so may need guidance to get started again.
- I am deaf/hard-of-hearing so need strong, clear speaking your end.
Aside from all that, it should be a piece of cake!
I am interested in lots of things from rugby to hiking, to painting, potting, cooking, trains, travelling, am 3/4 way through an M.A. in Celtic Studies, a retired engineer and retired volunteer priest who specialized in spirituality (meditation, pilgrimages, labyrinths… inter-faith work), and really want help getting over my mental block about sustained conversations, rather than just pleasantries when speaking Welsh. To show how committed I am, Andrew and I travelled from Vancouver specially to attend the Parti, then added in some hiking in Snowdonia and a visit to my brother in St. Nicholas on the Vale of Glamorgan. We grew up in Splott—what more can I say?
Any takers? Pleeease!