@Nicky, I just want to tell you how very proud I am of you. You are an inspiration to all language learners, not just Welsh learners. You have a wonderfully energetic, colourful and magnetic personality. Your friendliness, kindness and compassion towards others speaks volumes about you and, in short, we couldn't have a better ambassador for SSiW.
You are such a vital member of this enormous family of Welsh learners we've created and the tireless work you put in to helping us cement all the building blocks of this community together, are invaluable.
I feel your disappointment enormously, both in the competition itself and in the unnecessary comments you received following it. With so much build up and anticipation, such things can be so difficult to deal with in the aftermath.
SSiW is still new to the very traditional institution that is Welsh language learning, but we are here with gusto and aplomb and we are here to stay. We are breaking barriers, breaking new ground and creating Welsh speakers faster than social media creates new emojis.
It is people like you and hundreds of others waving the SSiW flag,who are the future of the Welsh language, it is people like you who will eventually save this beautiful and precious language from being forgotten.
Diolch for everything you have done and everything you continue to do in tha name of yr iaith Gymraeg and in the name of SSiW. I look forward very much to seeing you again under less hectic circumstances and meeting Lara, and sharing a few glasses with you in your honour.
Ti'n seren Nicky and don't ever forget that.