Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

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Postby pwa » 5 May 2018, 10:47am

fausto copy wrote:Yes Costa really is the new MacDonalds as far as litter is concerned.
But then they are almost everywhere you turn now.

Our local hospital has one in there ***(which replaced the WRVS cafe :evil: ) and not 50 metres away the local petrol station cum carwash is an outlet for them too.

*** Probably an appropriate location as I reckon Costa coffee tastes of disinfectant. :wink:

There is one in the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend. But for those "in the know" there is a much cheaper staff cafe upstairs which serves anyone.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 6 Jun 2018, 4:34am

I was up in the Garw Valley doing a strenuous hilly 6 mile walk yesterday. A combination of forestry track and shared use path. It was magnificent. From the friendly former coal mining communities in the valley bottom to the high plateau of conifer forest, it was so peaceful and scenic. But where were the bikes? Practically the whole route was open to MTBs, but we were passed by only one group of cyclists, a family of four on the valley bottom shared use path. It made me think that an MTB (I've never had one) might be a good thing to have. The two and a half mile descent through the forestry would have been a quick affair on two wheels!


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Postby brynpoeth » 1 Jul 2018, 8:46pm

brynpoeth wrote:Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed

Gwlad! Gwlaaaad!
Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad!
Tra mor yn fur i'r bur hoff bau
O bydded yr hen iaith bar hau

The National Eisteddfod will be in Caerdydd this year, at the bottom of Wales
In 2019 it will be held at the top of Wales
Conwy am byth!
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Postby pwa » 2 Jul 2018, 5:41am

brynpoeth wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed

Gwlad! Gwlaaaad!
Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad!
Tra mor yn fur i'r bur hoff bau
O bydded yr hen iaith bar hau

The National Eisteddfod will be in Caerdydd this year, at the bottom of Wales
In 2019 it will be held at the top of Wales
Conwy am byth!

Cardiff is how 95% of locals prefer to spell it, Bryn.

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Postby robing » 3 Jul 2018, 1:00pm

As I posted before - did Lon Las Cymru - Holyhead to Chepstow in May and it was fantastic. Wonderful route, weather, campsites, people.
And the quality of the road and cycleway surfaces was amazing! I barely saw a pothole.

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Postby brynpoeth » 3 Jul 2018, 3:59pm

Maybe "a positive thread" and "we love Wales" could be merged, they are almost indistinguishable :wink:
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Postby brynpoeth » 10 Jul 2018, 8:21pm

Should I be proud that Sir David Brailsford was brought up in Deiniolen and speaks Welsh?
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Postby ianrobo » 11 Jul 2018, 1:03pm

The Velothon was simply stunning today and esp climbing up the tumble !

No wonder I love it so much !

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Postby brynpoeth » 29 Jul 2018, 11:58am

brynpoeth wrote:Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed

Gwlad! Gwlaaaad!
Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad!
Tra mor yn fur i'r bur hoff bau
O bydded yr hen iaith bar hau

Been singing again :wink:
Maybe today could be a sort of second unofficial Welsh national holiday :D

"We" just won the Tour de France
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Postby brynpoeth » 2 Aug 2018, 3:14pm

Eisteddfod Cenedlaethol, national Eisteddfod, starts in Cardiff tomorrow, lots of Welsh will be spoken, sung, recited, Plus One :wink:

Hope they won't bother talking politics just for a few days
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Postby brynpoeth » 22 Aug 2018, 12:31pm

The Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagans is great but why just one big museum right at the bottom of Wales? It should be at the top :wink:

It would have been better to have three smaller museums, one in the middle and one at the top

Having just one site probably saves a bit on mileage payments, mind :?
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Postby brynpoeth » 23 Aug 2018, 4:37pm

The Victorian Week is on now at Llandrindod Wells, there was a parade of vintage cycles too

I remember a tivi programme about it, a lady turned up in bathing costume
"I thought it was Llandudno!" she whimpered
There is a lake in Llandrindod too, but there is a huge dragon (afanc?) sculpture in the middle, I would not swim there

+1 for the Heart of Wales!
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Postby fausto copy » 24 Aug 2018, 2:26pm

brynpoeth wrote:The Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagans is great but why just one big museum right at the bottom of Wales? It should be at the top :wink:

It would have been better to have three smaller museums, one in the middle and one at the top

Having just one site probably saves a bit on mileage payments, mind :?


Isn't virtually everything centred on and around Cardiff :?

The recently opened Photographic Museum could just as well have opened in Aberystwyth, but no, stuck in the capital again.

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Postby pwa » 25 Aug 2018, 9:29am

fausto copy wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:The Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagans is great but why just one big museum right at the bottom of Wales? It should be at the top :wink:

It would have been better to have three smaller museums, one in the middle and one at the top

Having just one site probably saves a bit on mileage payments, mind :?


Isn't virtually everything centred on and around Cardiff :?

The recently opened Photographic Museum could just as well have opened in Aberystwyth, but no, stuck in the capital again.

St Fagans goes back a long way, 1950s or something like that, so questioning its location is a bit pointless. It ain't moving. It is where it is. And breaking it up into smaller bits to redistribute would be an act of vandalism. It is one of the great treasures of Wales. North Wales has its own treasures, such as the mountains of Snowdonia. They aren't going anywhere either.

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Postby fausto copy » 25 Aug 2018, 9:49am

I wasn't actually questioning the validity of St.Fagans, I was just replying to Brynpoeth's posting.
I actually love St.Fagans and have been visiting for over 40 years and am perfectly happy with its location. :)

I just think some facilities could be dotted around the country a bit more. :wink: