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Re: Finally got the courage

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:31 am
by Lurch2
Hybrids wrote:
Not sure the singing is for me, well, I would love to have a go but after they hear me sing I'd probably be asked to leave :lol:


They let me stay, so they'll let anyone!
It's just singing stuff along to a piano and having a chat. Not a choir.

However, the group has just started (menter iaith has just started up a bunch of new activities), so may be only a few there this week (only four there at the first one last month) though hopefully there may be more. The singing itself is good practice though, and you're guaranteed a conversation in Welsh no matter how many are there!

Re: Finally got the courage

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:04 pm
by Tahl
Hybrids wrote:I'm still feeling chuffed.

Now I need another reason to go there next Saturday, I think my book collection is going to grow.

Great story. :D And if there are books to browse and coffee to drink . . . there's your excuse, uh, reason. :cool:

Re: Finally got the courage

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:30 pm
by cwmgoch
Llongyfarchiadau mawr i ti! :clap: I would have thought you were fluent too with a range of subjects like that!

Re: Finally got the courage

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:39 pm
by leiafee
Lurch is right, it's 10-12 for siop siarad but people turn up whenever and stay however long.

The noson werin's are also grest fun. h aven't been for a while, must make the next one.

Re: Finally got the courage

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:19 pm
by Colettet
Well done Phillip ... I love hearing these stories because I know exactly how that feels :clap:

You will be itching to have another go now so ... go for it.

Re: Finally got the courage

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:34 pm
by vgh50
Brilliant story Phil :star:

Now that's how to catapult yourself into the Welsh speaking community!! :D

There'll be no stopping you now!! :clap:

Re: Finally got the courage

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:53 pm
by Iestyn
Congratulations from me as well, Phil! When I say "You're doing really well" etc during the lessons, it can feel quite artificial, because I don;t know what each learner is doing, nor how they are getting on with the excitement and disappointments of learning a new language. All I know is that they have got to such-and-such a point without their heads exploding, and that's a good pointer that they are working the magic.

When I see a story like yours, it suddenly gives me a full insight into how well some of you are working that magic, and how much that means to you. The only way I can describe the feeling I get from that is that it's like being a father, and watching your kids achieve the milestones at home and in school - it's pride, it's excitement, it's elation - ok, yes, it's relief as well - and when I think of how it makes me feel, I can only begin to imagine how it must feel for you.

Thank you (all) for doing what you're doing!

:seren:

Re: Finally got the courage

PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:32 am
by MikeEllwood
Now, I know that SSiW is good, but....

I really need to a buy a Welsh book for my new born baby which I haven't been able to find online


.....when the babies of SSiW learners come into the world already able to read Welsh, then I'm really really impressed! :D


....Only kidding of course. Gret stori Phil!

Re: Finally got the courage

PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:46 am
by saethwr
I couldn't keep myself from smiling as I read this! Way to go!! They sound like lovely people, and I'm glad they've invited you to watch the game with them; that means you get more Welsh-speaking opportunities! Huzzah!
:seren: