Graduate of UCC and former teacher, critter of the Beacons and denizen of darkest Caerdydd. I am a 49 year old Welsh ex-pat currently residing in Portland Oregon. My hobbies include but are not limited to:- Standing at a window gazing vaguely into space. Sitting self-absorbed for hours on a crumbling armchair, Wales, Linux, Welsh History, Literature, Politics, Philosophy etc.
Categorise your profile. Important for search purposes. If yours is a straightforward personal profile, check personal. If you are creating a business profile please check the most relevant category. If you are here to submit an entry for the Left Coast Eisteddfod and for no other purpose please check the Eisteddfod option....Diolch/Thankyou.
Diolch Ceri. Living in NYC at the moment and thought I would reach out. A friend of mine posted an article about the Longbow in Brooklyn so thinking I'm going to head down there and demonstrate my support.
Visited Portland last year and was completely taken aback with how beautiful it is and how friendly the locals were. Fantastic food and Pinot.
Grandparents were Welsh (Cymru Lerpwl) and we used to nip over the border on holiday and trips. My dad used to make a big deal on crossing the border that we were heading to a magical land where dragons lived under mountains and people spoke a special language.
Now at 42 I've just accepted the truth about the dragons;-)
Lived in London for 22years and met some lifelong friends from all over Wales, learned the language and probably bumped into you (literally) in Cardiff at some point.
Looking forward to looking around the site and making connections in North America.
Croeso Ceri & thanks for the warm welcome. I'm not Welsh but my wife is. We've lived in Wales for the last 13 years & love it. Barmouth, Dolgellau & surrounding area are breathtaking. We live right on the coast overlooking Cardigan Bay. Barmouth bridge is stunning. The town depends on tourism & the town has had 3 bad years (weather!). Hopefully, if the book's successful we may get more visitors to the town. Keep up the good work,
Diolch Ceri. It's great to know that there's a vast Welsh community outside of Wales. You always hear about the Scott's and the Irish, but not a lot about the Welsh..... We must have been the silent Celts! Nice to see the Welsh language being spoken in other countries, outside of the Motherland. Wish I lived a little closer, would love to go to the Eisteddfod, went most years when I was back home. Loved all the different cultures dancing, singing, etc. Our local Welsh/Canadian Choir is going to the Aberystwyth Eisteddfod this year....Hope the weathers kind to them. Lol!
Cael noson dda ac unwaith eto 'Diolch' am y croeso.
hi and thank you for the welcome , Diolch am y croeso. Tarw = bull? . Blood pressure now normal after six nations. Try the following if you've not come across them before. rhodgilbrtcomedian.com. I caught his act in Durham, knew he was from Wales, but didn't know til he appeared that he was from Carmarthen, and so, 2 hrs of humourous hell as that is my home town. Funny+. Try mennaelfyn.co.uk a poet/writer/feminist strong Carmarthen link and someone I've lost touch with since college days.
If in Cardiff try the Mimosa restaurant in the Bay. It's named after the ship that took hardy souls from Wales via Liverpool to Patagonia. ref Cymru Patagonia. Patagonian potato cakes to die for. Some of the staff are Welsh learners and try it out on willing customers. If you you tube Rhod gilbert you might find a sketch about Cardiff Bay. Hwyl . ps have discovered a distant cousin in Seattle, a writer, Joan Davies Okimoto.
Good to be on board with fellow ex-pats. I've not travelled as far as some I live in the land of the Saes, or as I prefer to think of it... missionary work in the land of the benighted.
This feels like a particularly good generation to have been born Welsh as there seems to be something of a more confident cultural revival and a greater appreciation of the significance of our homeland.... witness the popularity of this group.
Ceri, I apparently got hacked(a while back now)but I just found out that even though I have McAffee installed, the computer (my PC, not my iPad- I'm using now)is infected. I will have to wipe the main PC clean & start over. I will be taking the tower in to be worked on tomorrow, and hope to be back by Wednesday. I will let you know if i can connect for Cymraeg Class.
Hi Ceri, thank you for the warm welcome. I was directed to your lovely and interesting website by a very helpful and kind gentleman called Phil Rowlands, who contacted me on my Twitter page. I'm a Welsh self-published author on Amazon. I was born in Wales and have lived in this beautiful country all my life. I'll take a look around your site and have bookmarked it. Take care, have a good day. :-)
Thank-you for being so welcoming. I am here to learn Cymraeg. I am very much a beginner! But it's so neat to have others to converse with. I plan on taking the course offered here. My dream it to make A 'pilgramage' TO Wales, and the Uk with a friend perhaps in the fall.
Bendith y Mamu, carol (Merlyn)
Hy their Ceri nice to hear from you, my name is Margaret, i live in the lovely City of Caernarfon North Wales, any one what to ask any questions about the area i would be happy to reply, bye for now my rex need,s a walk.
Diolch yn fawr Ceri, you did well to create this site and I am pleased to hear it has grown so much. Thank you for the warm welcome Ceri. I originate from North Cornelly near porthcawl but for the last 20 odd years I lived in Portsmouth, Hants prior to my immigration to America (Denver Colorado) in December 2011. My wife and I recently moved to Roseburg, Oregon, much preferring Oregon's lush greenery to Denver's high elevation and winter months of snow.