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Parti 10 party-goers... come and say hello!


#82

Nice to meet you Glynis! I’ve just fixed the link for you. X


#83

Thanks Catrin. I hate my picture being taken but that one wasn’t too bad!!


#84

Hello Ali … happy that you will be at the Parti. Brilliant.


#85

S’mae Pawb. I am Esmé. I’m an Aussie ex-pat living in Canada for the last 4 decades. I. Started the 6/6 course on the second week of its inception. Came to the Eisteddfod that same year and felt so useless with the tiny bit of Welsh I could remember in the wilds I just crawled back into my test tube!

But I crawled back out again a few months later and finished level two, and am in the process of reviewing Levels 1 and 2 simultaneously before going on to Level 3

I play a small harp, have a degree in Fine Art and my other passion is sacred circle dance and have just come from a week in Findhorn Scotland.

I’m currently writing this on the train to Bangor. Now I’m going to meet everyone else by reading your bios.


#86


Hello, my name is Phil aka Macky and am pictured here with my youngest daughter Emma. We live in Milford Haven Pembrokeshire which falls under the landsker line. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landsker_Line
I have completed all of the challenges on the southern version and now enjoy listening to the interviews provided by Beca. Like most learners my Welsh is disappearing at a remarkable rate as the party nears as it did just before boot camp. We will survive. I really did want to stay for the boot camp afterwards but life has got in the way.
I am a father of 6, 4 girls and 2 boys.
Emma has a twin brother and she attended ysgol glan cleddau in Haverfordwest and then ysgol Preseli in Crymych so she is my official translator for the weekend.


#87

Hello @catrinlliarjones Me again. I seem to remember that you did a brilliant guide to Caernarfon and places to visit on the forum but I can’t find it. Can you point me in the right direction? Diolch.


#88

I think the ones you mean might be the ones on this thread [SOLD OUT] SSiW's BIG 10th Birthday Party , particularly the first post and post number 320.


#89

You don’t need Emma! Consider hiring her out, and recouping your expenses…


#90

:thinking::joy::joy:


#91

I am well over-excited now, and will be unmanageable by Friday. I have a few little badges saying, ‘Cymraeg’ or ‘Dw i’n dysgu Cymraeg’. These are on offer to the first 5 international visitors who recognise me from my avatar above and demand one… latecomers will be fobbed off with Welsh beermats.


#92

will be unmanageable by Friday

errrm - you will behave in the car, won’t you? :worried::laughing:


#93


Hi I’m Sam , I have been learning Welsh now for 3 years. I started with the brilliant SSIW and then last September I started cwrs uwch in Bangor. I am fairly fluent by now and am comfortable speaking Welsh in most situations even when having to attend an important meeting for example ! I do still however have a long way to go and although I have nowhere near the same natural grasp of the language as a first language speaker it would be nice to think that carrying on with the same determination I have had over the last 3 years will get me to as close to that point as possible at some point in the future. I am lucky to have made so many brilliant friends through learning Welsh and am looking forward to catching up with people I know and making new friends at the party.


#95

So, how about: how far have you got with the course

I’m Kev. I’ve done surprisingly little of the courses, given how long I’ve been hanging around here making a nuisance of myself and having bootcamped, not having done course/level 3 properly yet. I’m on a bit of a sabbatical from Welsh for the last couple of years, as I’ve been busy with other things - and I’ll tell anyone who’ll listen that I can’t speak Welsh :wink:.

where do you live,

I live in Bridgend, South Wales.

and one interesting or unusual thing about you? :slight_smile:

Although I wouldn’t want to disappoint Aran, as anyone who’s met (including Aran,I’m sure) will attest there’s really nothing surprising or unusual about me :joy:


#96

Actually, I find it very surprising that you don’t look at all like your name (wondersheep).


#97

Where’s your cumerbund?? :astonished:


#98

Reit, ‘te, speaking of saying hello…if anyone would like to join me, I’ll be in the bar (not restaurant) of Y Bachgen Du / The Black Boy at 6:00 - 7:00ish tonight (Thursday). Look for the tallish grey/white/blonde American woman who had a sleepless night on a plane.


#99

Of all the questions, that’s the one you choose? :slight_smile:


#100

No questions … I’m just sorry I won’t be able to meet you in person … I’m not sure why really but to me you’re like a legend of SSiW (with just handful of others) :slight_smile:


#101

Thanks Tatjana, although I’ve no idea what I’ve done to deserve that!

Maybe we can meet at the 20th birthday party :slight_smile: (which I’m sure Aran and Catrin are already planning, it’ll have to beat this year’s…)


#102

The intention is to go there for food this evening so should see you there. :clinking_glasses: