Hello Ceri~ thanks for the welcome. My mother was a war bride and came to USA. Her father, my grandfather , played xylophone and drums on the pier.
I have cousins there, so I planned a trip soon. My 23 year old son James Owen passed away 11/16/10, so I'm taking his ashes to the Great Orme.
I live alone in Connecticut - with my sons 14 year old English Springer Spaniel.
I work with developmentally disabled.
I'll take a look round your site, and tell my friends.
Thanks again~ Deb Brown
I'm Managing Director of a small welsh company, Myddfai Trading Company. We have blossomed on the back of a Big Lottery grant to rebuild our crumbling village hall. The caveat to the new hall was that we set up social enterprise business with the profits ploughed back into rural regeneration, hence Myddfai Trading Company. We have been followed by the BBC for a year and our story will be broadcast on the BBC programme Village SOS on BBC1 Wed 31st Aug 8.00pm. I would think most of your members would catch it on BBCIplayer. For more information take a look at our website www.myddfai.com. Myddfai is the village where HRH The Prince of Wales has bought his only Welsh residence and our Royal neighbours werekind enough to open the new hall just over a month ago. We would very much welcome the support and comments from your members.
Thank you for the welcome. I hope to get my kids interested in our Welsh heritage and Welsh traditions. I met with my dad, today to see what he remembered about the early Wisconsin settlers. He knows where the original farm was, it's now a golf course on top of a hill on a street called Bryn Mawr. I need to learn some Welch to understand my surroundings. Hee. Thanks again for the website.
Diolch yn fawr iawn, thank you very much for your wonderful birthday wishes, it was very kind of you and very thoughtful to think of me in this way. Have a wonderful day yourselves except for the rain that is tipping down in the UK. :)
Hey m8 haven't talked to you for a while was wondering if sometimes next week maybe we can hit the pub for pint or something. I've been asked too to see how I can get 'Ballad' on to the americymru bookstore. If you can send me links or info on it so I can send it on that would be grand!
I spend most ofmy life running round the world with work (including 7 years in the US and a few in Canada) but recently came back to the UK to semi-retire.
Since the age of 12 I've been tracing the history of the Jarman family from their origins along the Montgomeryshire/Radnorshire boarders, following them south to Breconshire and the mining jobs of the South Wales Valleys. Many left the Welsh shores and today over half of those known are no longer in Wales but all feel a stong tie to the land of mountains and valleys.