Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Penmaenmawr!

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Oct 2018, 9:04pm

fausto copy wrote:Don't tell me you want to move all them to Cardiff too. :roll:

No, down there? :wink:
There are numerous wonders at Penmaenmawr, I think there were about seven ways along the cliffs, the Horrors of Penmaenmawr (and Penmaenbach of course) :wink:
And the boat from Hamburg, Rethi Mueller, that was stranded on the beach, there was a film about it

Ydw hoffi Penmaenmawr*!
We love Penmaenmawr

* my keyboard tried to suggest "Pembrokeshire", I almost wanted to ask "where?" :wink:
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby fausto copy » 15 Oct 2018, 10:32am

Shwmae folks....yes, in case you forgot it's Shwmae day today. :lol:

Off to the big city this afternoon to try out my new camera lens.
I'll see if I can find any Welsh-speakers to avoid. :wink:

fausto, or should that really be ffausto.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Oct 2018, 10:34am

fausto copy wrote:Shwmae folks....yes, in case you forgot it's Shwmae day today. :lol:

Off to the big city this afternoon to try out my new camera lens.
I'll see if I can find any Welsh-speakers to avoid. :wink:

fausto, or should that really be ffausto.

Bore da
Sut ydy chi?
Da iawn diolch :wink:
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby fausto copy » 15 Oct 2018, 10:39am

Aye champion thanks.

Or as they say up north, fair gradely!

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby AndyK » 15 Oct 2018, 11:42pm

Shwmae!
fausto copy wrote:fausto, or should that really be ffausto.

ffawsto, maybe?

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 17 Oct 2018, 11:18am

Coal extraction is to end in Wales. Although the major coal mines have already gone, there are a few small operations still going and a couple of open cast operations. The Welsh Government looks set to declare that as a matter of policy no new permits to extract coal will be issued. On the face of it this seems to be the the end of coal in Wales. It had to come, but there is a certain amount of sadness that goes with it.
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Oct 2018, 11:29am

Wales is leading the way with offshore windparks, the one by Rhyl is so far out one can often not see it :wink:

Just hope the ones on the hills by Caer Noddfa/Carno will be removed soon
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Oct 2018, 4:36pm

The Grauniad reports that a group of young sters from Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent (the top of the bottom of Wales) have acquired rights to film a Stephen King story for $1.oo

It is a cycling story, "Stationary Bike" about an imaginary tour that goes nowhere

Hope there is a lot of cycling in the film, and not much horror :wink:
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 26 Oct 2018, 9:23am

pwa wrote:Coal extraction is to end in Wales. Although the major coal mines have already gone, there are a few small operations still going and a couple of open cast operations. The Welsh Government looks set to declare that as a matter of policy no new permits to extract coal will be issued. On the face of it this seems to be the the end of coal in Wales. It had to come, but there is a certain amount of sadness that goes with it.

Still plenty of coal being produced in the USA, Russia, Poland and being imported

Slate is still being mined in the north
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby ferrit worrier » 2 Nov 2018, 10:38am

Off to Llanbedr this afternoon for a nice long weekend staying at the Victoria inn. Robinsons the brewery is local to us in Stockport. That was a bonus as I hadn't noticed until after I'd booked it :D :D :D

We've holidayed at Barmouth many times with the girls and my self when I was a yoof. the weather forecast isn't promising but we'll wrap up warm and see some of the old haunts.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby The utility cyclist » 3 Nov 2018, 12:23am

Given the latest South wales Police slap on the wrist for a timber lorry driving who was inches away from killing two cyclists it's no better than the rest of the country and the police just as weak :twisted: https://road.cc/content/news/251178-nea ... ber-passes

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 3 Nov 2018, 9:10am

The utility cyclist wrote:Given the latest South wales Police slap on the wrist for a timber lorry driving who was inches away from killing two cyclists it's no better than the rest of the country and the police just as weak :twisted: https://road.cc/content/news/251178-nea ... ber-passes

Very poor and worrying piece of driving. But for a professional, as the driver is, to be hauled in and found to be at fault is at the very least humiliating, with his/her employer knowing about it, and the awareness course on record should anything similar happen in the future. The driver will not have seen it as a trivial penalty. And for that reason he/she may engage the brain next time they want to pass a cyclist on that road.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Nov 2018, 9:26am

pwa wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:Given the latest South wales Police slap on the wrist for a timber lorry driving who was inches away from killing two cyclists it's no better than the rest of the country and the police just as weak :twisted: https://road.cc/content/news/251178-nea ... ber-passes

Very poor and worrying piece of driving. But for a professional, as the driver is, to be hauled in and found to be at fault is at the very least humiliating
..

"professional"? :(
Humiliating?

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 3 Nov 2018, 9:34am

brynpoeth wrote:
pwa wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:Given the latest South wales Police slap on the wrist for a timber lorry driving who was inches away from killing two cyclists it's no better than the rest of the country and the police just as weak :twisted: https://road.cc/content/news/251178-nea ... ber-passes

Very poor and worrying piece of driving. But for a professional, as the driver is, to be hauled in and found to be at fault is at the very least humiliating
..

"professional"? :(
Humiliating?

Drivers in Wales are as bad as anywhere else, -99

You miss my point. The driver is being reprimanded for poor standards in their chosen profession. That will feel like a humiliation. Everyone in the office will know, their peers will know.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby meic » 3 Nov 2018, 10:15am

Or they may be blaming the law and saying he was unfairly treated, after all he didnt hit anybody, people normally drive like that he was just unlucky to be caught.
Just as they say if a driver is caught speeding, jumping a red or using a mobile.
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