Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Dec 2018, 9:24am

Almost anything could happen, the big parties get smaller, small parties get bigger, in Germany there is 'serious speculation' about a green Bundeskanzler :?

Leanne can take the time to perfect her Welsh, then lead Wales back into the EU
Drakeford is a professor not a businessperson, +1
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 8 Dec 2018, 9:40am

brynpoeth wrote:Almost anything could happen, the big parties get smaller, small parties get bigger, in Germany there is 'serious speculation' about a green Bundeskanzler :?

Leanne can take the time to perfect her Welsh, then lead Wales back into the EU
Drakeford is a professor not a businessperson, +1

I wouldn't vote for Leanne but I'd have a cup of tea with her. If that makes sense.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Dec 2018, 2:30pm

Wrexham, Right at the Top of Wales

Just got my copy of 'Real Wrexham' off the shelf, +1
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Dec 2018, 2:57pm

The seven wonders of Wales

Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham Steeple
Snowdons mountain without its people
Overtons yew trees, St Winfrides Well
Llangollen Bridge and Gresford Bells

All in the North :wink:
My eigth wonder: the Festiniog Railway!
..
Seven wonders in the heart and south:

Haverfordwest new library
The Green Desert of Wales
Amgueddfa Cenedlaethol Cymru/National Museum St Fagans
Llandrindod Wells + Cycle Museum
Hay-on-Wye
The Sugarloaf
Guto Nyth Bran
..
Eighth wonder: Geraint Thomas
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Dec 2018, 3:01pm

pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Almost anything could happen, the big parties get smaller, small parties get bigger, in Germany there is 'serious speculation' about a green Bundeskanzler :?

Leanne can take the time to perfect her Welsh, then lead Wales back into the EU
Drakeford is a professor not a businessperson, +1

I wouldn't vote for Leanne but I'd have a cup of tea with her. If that makes sense.

Not sure it does, care to explain?
Doubtless there are factions in Plaid, but many do not want full independence (who would pay for the embassies + battleships?) but rather more autonomy in Europe
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 13 Dec 2018, 8:41am

brynpoeth wrote:
pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Almost anything could happen, the big parties get smaller, small parties get bigger, in Germany there is 'serious speculation' about a green Bundeskanzler :?

Leanne can take the time to perfect her Welsh, then lead Wales back into the EU
Drakeford is a professor not a businessperson, +1

I wouldn't vote for Leanne but I'd have a cup of tea with her. If that makes sense.

Not sure it does, care to explain?
Doubtless there are factions in Plaid, but many do not want full independence (who would pay for the embassies + battleships?) but rather more autonomy in Europe

What I mean is, while I don't agree with her on enough things to make me vote for her, I think she has a good heart and I quite like her.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby fausto copy » 13 Dec 2018, 10:42am

brynpoeth wrote:The seven wonders of Wales

Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham Steeple
Snowdons mountain without its people
Overtons yew trees, St Winfrides Well
Llangollen Bridge and Gresford Bells

All in the North :wink:
My eigth wonder: the Festiniog Railway!
..
Seven wonders in the heart and south:

Haverfordwest new library
The Green Desert of Wales
Amgueddfa Cenedlaethol Cymru/National Museum St Fagans
Llandrindod Wells + Cycle Museum
Hay-on-Wye
The Sugarloaf
Guto Nyth Bran
..
Eighth wonder: Geraint Thomas



:lol: to Haverfordwest new library.

I'll admit here and now that as an Englishman I voted for Leanne, though I did say afterwards I never thought I'd vote for a woman with a bun. :wink:

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby PDQ Mobile » 13 Dec 2018, 7:09pm

fausto copy wrote: :lol: to Haverfordwest new library.

I'll admit here and now that as an Englishman I voted for Leanne, though I did say afterwards I never thought I'd vote for a woman with a bun. :wink:


I thought I'd misread that for a second. :shock:
Her heart's in the right place too, as far as Wales is concerned, I think.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Dec 2018, 11:14am

Just got a cylchylythyr* (newsletter) about the Eisteddfod Cenedlaethol, national Eisteddfod (festival of literature, music, culture)

* no 'vowels' :wink:
I really must start seriously learning Welsh to get my brain working again :wink:
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 14 Dec 2018, 11:17am

brynpoeth wrote:Just got a cylchylythyr* (newsletter) about the Eisteddfod Cenedlaethol, national Eisteddfod (festival of literature, music, culture)

* no 'vowels' :wink:
I really must start seriously learning Welsh to get my brain working again :wink:

All those Ys are vowels of course.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 14 Dec 2018, 11:44am

For better or for worse, the Severn Bridge tolls have gone.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Dec 2018, 12:07pm

pwa wrote:For better or for worse, the Severn Bridge tolls have gone.

For worse :(
Even more people will drive to work because it is so cheap and attractive :?
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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby pwa » 14 Dec 2018, 12:20pm

brynpoeth wrote:
pwa wrote:For better or for worse, the Severn Bridge tolls have gone.

For worse :(
Even more people will drive to work because it is so cheap and attractive :?

I'll be driving over next week anyway, and would have with or without the tolls, to get to a place near Bristol not easily reached by public transport. I'll save a fiver compared to usual. But it will be interesting to see how traffic flow changes. Will it mean less going through Gloucester, for example.

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby sylvestermorgan » 14 Dec 2018, 12:29pm

pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
pwa wrote:For better or for worse, the Severn Bridge tolls have gone.

For worse :(
Even more people will drive to work because it is so cheap and attractive :?

I'll be driving over next week anyway, and would have with or without the tolls, to get to a place near Bristol not easily reached by public transport. I'll save a fiver compared to usual. But it will be interesting to see how traffic flow changes. Will it mean less going through Gloucester, for example.


Have to say that the removal of the tolls gives me mixed emotions. It's fair to say that they have been an economic constraint on South Wales, not helped by the state of road network - not least the M4 past Newport and west of Margam as well as the state of the A470 between North and South Wales, essentially making Wales two countries - the populated bit on the north coast and the populated South Wales Valleys. Anyway, house prices around Newport and Chepstow are now accelerating rapidly as Bristolians, fed up of ridiculous prices there move across onto the relatively cheap side of the bridge - great if you already live there or an early adopter but bad news for first time buyers who'll soon be priced out as is common place across much of England.

Then there's West Wales where I live. So far we haven't had the London-centric holiday home take over as has happened in Cornwall and Devon - but it's coming. A friend of mine has a small holding in Ceredigion and every single viewer has been from London and the South East. The funny thing is, that each of these cannot sell their London homes as no one wants to buy in London at the moment given the current economic uncertainty.

We live in interesting times...

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Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Dec 2018, 1:02pm

How perverse, people move from Bristol to Wales, drive hundreds of miles a week (in Bristol they might have done without a car!) and are pleased to be financially better off

I think travelling should be made much less attractive, but without tolls it will increase. Plenty of people live in Bristol and work in Wales, cannae swaps be arranged? :?

Jobs should be put where people can live

If I had the choice I would live AND work in the Valleys :wink:
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