I dare to announce that spring has sprung here at Nant Gwrtheyrn, for a short while anyway! The daffodils are a wonderful sight around the village and I’m very pleased that the goats are leaving them in peace!
Tapas Llŷn Week was a success again this year. Thank you very much to everyone who came here to taste the special menu during the event. Aren’t we lucky to have such a wealth of good produce here in Pen Llŷn?
It was good to see some of our learners and members of Dysgwyr Dwyfor (Dwyfor learners) taking part in the parade in Pwllheli to celebrate St David’s Day, well done you! Congratulations to the Parade team for organising such a special day once again this year.
Did you listen to Any Questions, Radio 4, being broadcasted from Nant Gwrtheyrn during February? It was an interesting evening full of discussion and it was good to see such a wide variety of local residents taking their seats in the main hall. The panel included Adam Price, Plaid Cymru leader; Carolyn Harris, Labour Member for Swansea East; Ken Clarke, former Conservative Minister, and journalist Liam Halligan. Phil Lovell’s question received a big round of applauds from the audience: “Why are so many intelligent people in Britain so ignorant, and even racist, in their attitude towards Welsh and the Welsh culture?” Carolyn Harris, Ken Clarke or Liam Halligan did not agree that there is an objection to the Welsh language. But Adam Price said that the BBC had “a huge opportunity … to raise awareness in the rest of these islands” of the Welsh language, he suggested – in a tongue in cheek way – “the BBC could be re-branded as a Brittonic Broadcasting Corporation”. He went on to say “As we are here at Nant Gwrtheyrn, named after a British king of Wales, today, it is a fact that many do not know that everyone spoke English until the Saxons reached these banks in the fifth century, and then everyone turned to speak Welsh!” he went on to say that Welsh was “a part of the common legacy of these islands. Tell everyone about it, celebrate it.”