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. Monmouthshire was “mostly English” until 1972. It still is, in terms of language, though at least schools now teach Welsh.
In fact, having grown up around Newport (Casnewydd), Chepstow, Monmouth, Cardiff and Bristol, I’m very much a man of Gwent. Still, my roots in Glamorgan and years working on archaeological digs across South Wales taught me enough Welsh history to take real pride in it.
That’s why I’m still especially keen to support small businesses and other organisations across South Wales. 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 practice our Welsh phrases — the phrases that still somehow manage to bind us together as a nation.
Cymru am byth!