It's almost time for new years resolutions so here's mine:-
I will take up long distance running again in 2012.
This will involve a complete lifestyle change. Firstly I will have to stop smoking ( groan ) and that means that i have to stop drinking as well because the two go together for me.
I used to be able to run 13 miles. It will be interesting to see if its possible to get back to that level of…Read more →
Arfon Williams was born in LLanrwst North Wales and attended Ysgol Glan Clwyd St Asaph,Ysgol Cymraeg from 1972 to 1977. He joined the army in 1977 and served with the Ist Battalion Welsh Guards. In 1985 he joined the Merseyside Police. He has served with the CID and will be retiring in July 2012 . Arfon has written and recorded two albums :- "I Still Dream" which is distributed by ACM…Read more →
Added by Ceri Shaw on December 26, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
If you're visiting the site this Christmas dont forget to check out our new dropdown navbar.....like all the best new features on AmeriCymru it ALMOST works
But seriously, you may find a few pages and…Read more →
The 'buche de Noel', or yule log, originated on the Continent, but the custom of burning it in the depths of winter spread to Wales during the nineteenth century. Said to have originated in pagan times, it was considered lucky to keep a piece from one year to the next, to hold on to good luck. Sometimes the log would burn from Christmas Eve into Christmas night, depending on the size and hardness of the wood.
Emma has a wood burning stove and it can easily burn £10 of logs a day. I'd…Read more →
Here's one of my recent blog entries which might interest Americymru fans.
Added by David Edward Pike on December 21, 2011 at 2:26am — No Comments
Thanks very much to Gaynor and Mona for their help.Very much appreciated.
Nadolig Llawen i pawb.Les Jenkins.
Added by Lesli ben Jenkins on December 20, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Doe's anyone know if it is possible to buy Saint Dwynwen's day cards.Is there such a thing?If there is where would I get it from.Google didn't produce anything.Nice slate heart available from the national slate museum but you have to go there.Thanks for any help.Les Jenkins.
Footless Crow aims to provide the best in British outdoor writing in a unique 'blogazine' format. Offering new articles and republishing classic articles from the past which have been cherry picked from UK...Read More…Read more →
Added by Ceri Shaw on December 20, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments
Reprinted with permission from David Western's blog, all material © 2011, David Western --
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When King Arthur celebrated Christmas at Carlisle, he ordered that all the knights and the other high-ranking guests should feast for ten days, starting on the 25th of December. Granted, they did things differently in those days, plus there was no refrigeration, vacuum packs and E numbers, but they were able to keep the food and drink flowing.
Things are done differently in our house. Peter does not like to see the mid-day meat reappearing again. This means, we buy just enough for…Read more →
Added by Paul Dicken on December 16, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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Added by Karen Marie Prudhomme on December 15, 2011 at 8:03pm — No Comments
A Famous Welshman: Sir Thomas Picton, hero or villain?
Purely by chance, just as I was putting the finishing touches to my new novel, I came across the furore in the media about the status and reputation of Sir Thomas Picton, who figures very prominently in the story. He was…Read more →
A message from the dotCYM Campaign.
It's with a heavy heart that I contact you today to inform you that dotCYM Ltd. will most probably be unable to apply for a top-level domain (TLD), .cymru, for Wales.
Instead of working with dotCYM to create a strong application for a top-level domain for Wales, the Government has invited Oxford-based Nominet, the company running .uk domains, to come to Wales to compete…Read more →
Cor Meibion Llanelli’s annual Christmas Concert is being staged at Theatr Elli, Llanelli, on Saturday, December 17.
The show is being compered by the radio star who runs the biggest ‘Garden’ in Wales, Chris Needs.
It will also feature soprano soloist Joy Cornock.
“We can promises a feast of Christmas music – and one or two surprises along the way,”…
Added by Robert Lloyd on December 15, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Burry Post businessman Gareth Isaac is a prime example of how hard work can help you beat the recession.
Mr Isaac set up his GI Carpets and Rugs business exactly three years ago – just as the economy started to nosedive.
“People looked at me as if I was daft trying to…Read more →
Added by Robert Lloyd on December 15, 2011 at 3:07am — No Comments
I've been wallowing in nostalgia, flicking through Nita Sybil Evans's handwritten cookery book. At one time, Nita lived in Llangendeirne, Carmarthenshire. Later, the family moved a few miles to Carmarthen, where her father was a chapel minister.
Llangendeirne lies cradled in the folds of the Gwendraeth Fach Valley. The 1676 Hearth Returns show there were one hundred and two households in the area.
Iolo Morgannwg, writing in 1796, called it: 'the best village that I have ever…Read more →
Added by Ceri Shaw on December 14, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments
I've been allowed to quote from the 1856 diary of Agnes Griffiths, a farmer's wife from South Pembrokeshire. I've said before I find diaries very revealing.
If my dairies were ever to be published, I would be mortified. I often speak to myself in my diary and I want to keep my thoughts private (some of them, anyway. Can't remember who said 'If everyman's thoughts were known, we'd all be hanged'). My sentiments exactly.
Major purchases, places I went during the day are duly…Read more →
Added by Gillian Morgan on December 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments