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Hi all - just a heads up to those of you who are fans of FFIT Cymru on S4C, or who may be interested in the forthcoming series - there’s a podcast for dysgwyr to accompany the television series that’s been put together in conjunction with our good selves. This has taken up some of my time of late too, so normal service will now be resumed! This is what the podcast cover will look like, and I’ll pass on any links when it goes live. I assume it will be on the FFIT page of the S4C website.


Many thanks for all your well wishes - who knew a kidney infection was such a painful thing?! But I made a life hack style discovery… a hot water bottle shaped like a snake that you can tie on to yourself! Fantastic for managing back pain!
I’m much better now and have almost finished my antibiotics course. Ymlaen!


So… we find ourselves in new and uncertain times…
How is everyone doing?
Last week was supposed to be me back in the saddle after the kidney trouble, but then we were propelled into this strange new land, so it didn’t quite happen!
I have two children in what is now being referred to as the ‘Class of Covid’ - Leisa my daughter was doing her A-levels and my son Tomi his GCSES. And now they’re not! It’s all mixed emotions, as I’m sure you know from your own experiences with family and friends.
I am extremely fortunate that I work from home anyway and that work will continue, albeit with slight tweaks to content. There will be fewer Sgyrsiau, for the time being at least, until I master the tech for remote recording; but there will be more content written and recorded by myself. I am fortunate to be living with two - now out of work! - actors (Rownd a Rownd has stopped filming), so I will be writing short plays too!
How are you all feeling in yourselves? I hope you are healthy and not climbing the walls at home!
Cariad mawr i bawb x


So glad to hear you are feeling better, @beca-brown. I hope you and the two young thesps are keeping each other’s spirits up. I feel for Leisa especially, having been hearing about her plans for her future ever since Beca a’i phobl began!

The whole of life seems to be moving online at the moment - I guess we are very lucky to have that option so that we are not completely cut off while hunan-inysu!

We are lucky here too that we not only have a garden but some empty open spaces nearby where, for now at least, we can walk the dog while still obeying social distancing rules. My heart breaks for families with small children who live in blocks of flats with no access to safe open spaces.

Byddwch yn ofalus, pawb, a cadwch yn diogel.


Yes, we have many blessings to count don’t we. Living where we do means we are able to easily go for a walk and not see a soul.
Yes, it’s all been a bit of a blow for Leisa, to finish school so abruptly. She had begun her audition rounds and we were ecstatic that she’d received a recall for the Guildhall after her first audition, but that won’t be happening now of course. But she’s lucky that she was looking for a deferred place and not a place this year, so perhaps they’ll treat her auditions this year as being valid for next year too. I really feel for those hoping to start this year.
But, in the grand scheme, we are safe and well and hope to remain that way, so that’s the priority.
Cadwa’n iach a diogel x


Hi all, a new Sgwrs is up - it was obviously recorded pre-lockdown! The sound isn’t great on this one unfortunately - the laptop didn’t pick up my new mic and I didn’t realise until I listened back. But see how you go anyway.
Hope you’re all keeping healthy and sane…


Hi all - hope you’re keeping well. A new offering is up in Advanced - it’s a lighthearted fictional account of a family in Lockdown, called Dyddiadur Dynas Desbret. Siw, the character relaying the experience, is played by Leisa Gwenllian who you may know from Rownd a Rownd.
It’s a funny old time isn’t it and you’re not always in the mood for laughs, and then the next minute all you want is laughs and silly memes - that’s how I’ve been anyway.
So, for the days when you’re looking for laughs, this is for you…:slight_smile::rainbow: