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The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:08 pm
by Morgs
Since moving down here from Cardiff I have been constantly surprised by the warmth and friendliness of the local people towards Welsh learners. I think I have already mentioned the friendly butchers in Newcastle Emlyn, but last night I went to our local pub for the quiz night (in English). (Coopers Arms in Aberarad on the way into Emlyn from Carmarthen). I knew the landlady from dog walking quite well already but assumed that she didn't speak Welsh. Got chatting to landlady's mum outside the pub during the evening and turned out she spoke Welsh and so did her daughter. The mum was so encouraging and when we went back in she dragged her poor daughter over to our table and told her that she could only ever speak Welsh to me from now on! What really struck me about her mum was that she apologised to Tim for speaking in Welsh to me (he doesn't understand it) but said that she was going to carry on in Welsh because it was important, then she proceeded to say everything in Welsh and then once again in English in case I hadn't understood. She seemed to have a natural ability to speak slowly and clearly for learners. Turns out she was also looking for a way to teach a couple of youngsters to speak Welsh - she was very interested in SSIW as a teenager-friendly way of him learning and wanted to know loads about it. I LOVE West Wales! (almost as much as I love North Wales!) :cariad:

Re: The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:13 pm
by essenbee
Wonderful story! :D

Stu

Re: The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:55 pm
by vgh50
Wi'n genfigennus iawn! Swnio'n hyfryd yno, joio. :D

Re: The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:22 pm
by Aran
:seren:

Re: The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:36 pm
by Dee
I'm looking forward to catching up with you when I get to move there Claire .... soon, I hope :D

We miss you in Caerdydd though! Don't forget to visit the Mochyn Du :wink:

Re: The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:53 pm
by Morgs
Yes - when are you coming down here? Be great to catch up. Hurry up!!! :dance:

Re: The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:19 am
by Dee
Morgs wrote:Yes - when are you coming down here? Be great to catch up. Hurry up!!! :dance:

Oh I AM working on it - believe me! Just bureaucracy getting in the way at the moment, but I should be one step closer by the end of the week. :D

Re: The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:30 am
by Morgs
Yay! :clap:

Re: The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:09 pm
by Ali
Dee wrote:
Morgs wrote:Yes - when are you coming down here? Be great to catch up. Hurry up!!! :dance:

Oh I AM working on it - believe me! Just bureaucracy getting in the way at the moment, but I should be one step closer by the end of the week. :D





NO! NO! Please don't go! :cry: Cardiff will not be the same without you. I am thinking of kidnapping you and keeping you in a cupboard in my flat, only to be taken out to the Mochyn Du or the Diwc! :evil:

In your new home you must have a spare room with my name on it, or in the summer a camping spot in your garden for my tent!

Re: The friendly people in West Wales

PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:10 pm
by cat
Ali wrote:NO! NO! Please don't go! :cry: Cardiff will not be the same without you. I am thinking of kidnapping you and keeping you in a cupboard in my flat, only to be taken out to the Mochyn Du or the Diwc! :evil:

In your new home you must have a spare room with my name on it, or in the summer a camping spot in your garden for my tent!


Yes! Yes! Ignore Ali, we want you here!
Plus, I know what houses Dee's looking at, so I can say that if all DOES go to plan, there should be room for you to visit, Ali. If not, you can always come and stay with us, do a spot of babysitting, AND see Dee - bargain!