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Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:37 am
by RamblingJohn
Ok it's T minus one and i gess i'm ready.

i will put a link to my blog at the bottom of this post, i don't know how easy internet cafe's will be to find but if and when i find them i will try to put an upate here. So far with meet ups i have a possible with Dinas which would be fun as he no doubt knows the area better than me.

My tortoise name is Seymore and he is available (free) for photo opportunities, hope to see some of you along the path.
Cheers J.P.

http://johnparsons55.wordpress.com/

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:05 pm
by Tahl
RamblingJohn wrote:Ok it's T minus one and i gess i'm ready.
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http://johnparsons55.wordpress.com/

Looking forward to reading about your travels. Good luck and good weather!

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:11 pm
by Rhiannon in Sussex
Pob lwc John!

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures at the next meet up! Bet the Welsh won't be wobbly for long!

Rhiannon and Geoffrey

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:30 pm
by sumsmeister
RamblingJohn wrote:My tortoise name is Seymore and he is available (free) for photo opportunities, hope to see some of you along the path.
Cheers J.P.

http://johnparsons55.wordpress.com/

Trouble is, we need to be in Wales and the right part of Wales at that to see him at all!, let alone See more of him :roll:
Pob lwc Rambler, may your socks never rot and the rain fall at night.
Gary.

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:35 pm
by RamblingJohn
Thanks summsmeister, so far my socks have not rotted. I have taken my first break to miss the dire storm i kept getting warmings about (and for once they turned out to be true).

So i have reached a point west of Holyhead, just over 150 miles of fun and more fun, i've found a petrol heads (yes thats it's name) cafe full of motorcycles, and a teddy bears and teapots cafe full of teddy bears and teapots, they were equally fun and freindly. Wild life incluing seals and the rare chough was a common companion on the Angelsey north shore. Not a lot of welsh pracitce im afraid though i did have 10 minutes with a very nice lady and her dog that liked ice cream. Most of the time i have had the trail to myself.(oh and tourists). Hope to be back on route saturday with an improving forecast.

Cheers J.P.

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:10 pm
by RamblingJohn
Now reached Fishguard over 450 miles, spreading the word about SSiW as and when opportunity presents itself.

Now know of plenty of places i want to revisit at a slower pace, ie stop and talk more to try and move forward with welsh, its fantastic landscape.

Cheers J.P.

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:56 pm
by Morgs
Hope you don't mind if I add my bit to your thread Rambling John - as I am on the coast path too. Have had a grand weekend, walking bits of the Ceredigion coastal path.

Met a lady on the path near Aberporth who, when I asked her if she spoke Welsh, launched into it! I told her I only spoke slowly and we sat and chatted in Wenglish for about an hour about our lives etc. Fab. She was lovely and deliberately spoke slowly and clearly to me and explained new words. Thank you SSIW. Also had a chat with the chap in the garage - managed to ask him if I could pay with my card. Also the lady in the local farm shop - managed to thank her and her husband for always making the effort to chat to me in Welsh to help me practise.
Met an old chap on the path too. He said in English - lovely day isn't it? i replied Diolch Byth and he launched into Welsh too. I think it has helped that I am down the caravan without my boyfriend - the dog and I have had a purely Welsh weekend. Thank you SSIW - I had been feeling a little lacking in confidence over the past couple of weeks, but I feel buoyed up with enthusiasm again now. Also thank you to the people in Ceredigion - so warm and friendly and encouraging :lol:

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:37 pm
by dinas
Great! :clap:

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:25 pm
by JeanB
That's a brilliant story Claire. I know from experience how scary it can feel having a go in the wild but it does get less scary with each go doesn't it. So you should feel very proud of yourself. :D
:ardderchog:

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:48 pm
by Dee
Claire, I really don't know why you worry about your Welsh (there should be a finger-wagging icon right here). You speak really well, really clearly and very confidently so I'm not at all surprised you got to speak to so many people :D