Spring has finally sprung here at Nant Gwrtheyrn with the annual show of daffodils along the path from Y Plas to Caffi Meinir a must see!
As spring arrives, the wedding season has also begun and we look forward to welcoming all our wedding couples to the Nant to celebrate their special days during the year.
We were delighted to welcome the IAGSA Foundation, The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators, here to the Nant during March. The organization hosted their annual conference here in the Nant and it was a pleasure to see so many people from the world of agriculture visit the village from all over the UK.
Between January and March 2018, 16 Work Welsh courses were held, two in Cardiff, three in Cardigan and the rest here at Nant. Staff attended the courses from a wide range of workplaces, such as the Diocese of Bangor, the National Trust, HM Courts and Tribunals Service, Natural Resources Wales, County Councils, the Millennium Center, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, North Wales Police and much more. They visited several companies and local organizations such as the Cwrw Llŷn Brewery, Cwt Tatws, Clynnog Fawr Church, Glynllifon, Gwynedd Council, Felin Uchaf, Sain and Nefyn’s Plas Hafan. Entertaining afternoons were had in Caernarfon (with guided tours by Rhys Mwyn), in Pwllheli and Aberdaron. Several evening activities were held. There were special evenings in the company of Edwards Morus Jones, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Elidyr Glyn and Gethin Fôn and Glesni Fflur. Geraint ‘Benji’ Williams also exhibited his owls, Paul Eds the wizard entertained, Llion Williams giving a one-man show about the history of the Welsh language and entertaining talks about the history of the Nant were received by John Dilwyn. The first Work Welsh scheme has now come to an end and we thank all the people who supported the courses either through visits or entertainment at night. Feedback from the courses was very encouraging, with the majority of attendees expressing the desire to return to their workplaces to use more of their Welsh and with more confidence than before. Many also hoped to return to the Nant on another course. In the coming months, we look forward to welcoming more workplaces to the Nant as the second Work Welsh scheme goes ahead.