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Helo pawb - this week, our first Zoom meetups in July:

  • 10:30am Wednesday 1st July
  • 12:00 Friday 3rd July

Same login details as before - any questions, let me know :slightly_smiling_face:

Hwyl a chadwch yn iach


Helo pawb - another week, another couple of Zoom meetups - new faces welcome, as always :slightly_smiling_face: :

  • 10:30am Wednesday 8th July
  • 12:00 Friday 10th July

Login details same as before - get in touch if you haven’t got them :slightly_smiling_face:

Hwyl a chadw’n saff, John


Sorry, but I can’t make it on Wednesday. I have a shop meeting. I hope to be there on Friday.


OK, Sue - thanks for letting us know. See you on Friday then, gobeithio :slightly_smiling_face:


Hi Claire
A little bird told me (as my mother used to say) that you’d logged into today’s session at around 12.45 - actually it was an email from Zoom which unfortunately I didn’t get to see until much later. Sorry you missed us - it had been just @chris-roberts Clive and me today and we’d already wrapped up by midday. Hope you might be able to make it on Friday, though :slightly_smiling_face:
Hwyl, John


Bore da John,

Yes I did log onto Zoom yesterday and then remembered the meet up is at 10.30 not 12.00 ! (I was actually busy at 1030 so I couldn’t have joined you even if I had got the time correct!)

I hope you’re all well. I probably can’t join you tomorrow as I’m hoping to go to Cotswold Wildlife Park and will be away next week. Hopefully I’ll join you all again soon. Best wishes



Helo pawb - you won’t be surprised to learn that this week’s Zoom Welsh practice sessions will be:

  • 10:30am Wednesday 15th July
  • 12:00 Friday 17th July

As usual, see message #1 above for login details :slightly_smiling_face:

Hwyl a chadw’n iach ,


New Oxford learner

Helo pawb - sorry, a bit late with confirming this week’s meetups via Zoom :slightly_frowning_face:

  • 10:30am Wednesday 22nd July
  • 12:00 Friday 24th July

Get in touch if you should need login details :slightly_smiling_face:

Hwyl a chadw’n saff ,



Sorry again, this was a mistake - it was referring to a PM not this thread :roll_eyes:


Great turnout this lunchtime and I’m relieved you could hear me! We were talking about Gareth Ffowc Roberts and his mathematical books in Welsh - he posts daily puzzles on Twitter in Welsh and English:


Diolch Owen - diddorol! @RichardBuck and pawb here’s the page on that new bookby Gareth Ffowc Roberts, Cyfri’n Cewri - Hanes Mawrion ein Mathemateg:

And @Betterlatethan this is’s page for the book Afalau Cymru:

And for everyone here’s the link to that Eisteddfod/Dysgu Cymru magazine for learners, Cylchgrawn Newydd Yr Haf:


Diolch, @johnwilliams_6. Diolch @owen-mcknight.

Has anyone else got fed up with “Happy Birthday”? I find that the verse of “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau” is the right length for hand-washing, then the refrain can accompany rinsing and drying. It’s handy for learning the words.



Helo pawb - it’ll be the usual pattern for this week’s Zoom meetups:

  • 10:30am Wednesday 29th July
  • 12:00 Friday 31st July

Let me know if you should need login details or have any questions :slightly_smiling_face:

Hwyl a chadw’n iach ,



Helo pawb - for our first Zoom meetups in August it’ll be the usual days/times:

  • 10:30am Wednesday 5th August
  • 12:00 Friday 7th August

Get in touch if you need login details or have questions :slightly_smiling_face:

Hwyl a chadw’n saff ,
PS In case you might not have heard, plans are afoot :wink: for a couple of socially distanced walks+sgyrsiau in August:


I’m not sure if you understood what I was inelegantly saying on Friday about Mr Go Compare, Wynne Evans. He was in the celebrity program Cariad@iaith in 2012 that I have been watching.

He also did a few podcasts for Pigion for BBC Sounds which I enjoyed.

Just have to get his book from the Amdani Series next!


Diolch, @johnwilliams_6, for telling me about the lecture on TB in cattle on the AmGen site. I found it very interesting, though I can’t pretend to have understood every word. The pictures helped.
Today’s lunchtime story was by Bethan Gwanas.


Croeso, Sue!
I’m definitely going to be listening to Bethan Gwanas’ story :slightly_smiling_face:


Helo pawb - this week’s Zoom meetups will as usual be on Wed and Fri:

  • 10:30am Wednesday 12th August - (Diwrnod Anne Griffiths - 115 years since her death following childbirth age 29
  • 12:00 Friday 14th August (535 years since Henry Tudor crossed into England from Wales on his way to the Battle of Bosworth)

Let me know if you should need login details or have any questions
Hwyl a chadw’n iach
PS Depending in the weather some of us, Owen, Chris, Clive and me, won’t be able to make it on Wednesday as we’re planning on heading to Port Meadow for the first of this month’s walk+sgwrs:


I can be on Zoom on Wednesday. @bethan-williams-1? Anyone else?


I have a plumber coming to house . Unfortunately there is low cold water pressure and now only a trickle from taps upstairs. :frowning: Coming at 9.00 am on Wednesday. If this is sorted hopefully I can join you on zwm, I may be late. Any problem I will put message on forum. Bethan


I hope he can sort it out - not good!