Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus!
Today is a (particularly) good day to be Welsh.
It’s a funny thing, though – being a Welsh web designer born in “Newport, Monmouthshire,” as it was then. Monmouthshire was “mostly English” until 1972 (hush, now – you won’t get 20 years of web experience from a Millennial…). It still is, in terms of language, though at least schools now teach Welsh.
Anyway, having grown up around Chepstow, Monmouth and Bristol, I’m very much a man of Gwent, though with West Glamorgan roots. Still, years working across South Wales as an archaeologist taught me enough of Wales’ history to take real pride in it.
That’s why I’m still especially keen to support businesses and other organisations across South Wales and Avon. I didn’t specifically plan today’s trip to Cardiff for St. David’s Day, but seems very appropriate.
Sadly though, I’ve been too busy learning web and programming languages to learn that of my kin. Thankfully, I’m not alone in being so preoccupied. So, today is a day for many of us to trot out the few Welsh phrases we know – the phrases that still somehow manage to bind us together as a nation.
Cymru am byth!