July 24, 2006

First Day in North Wales

Coming into North Wales gives me a feeling of expectation. I remember travelling here when I was a teenager and still nervous about speaking Welsh in the North. I think that the North Waleans are rather like the Basques – sometimes brusque, occasionally unfriendly, but the North Waleans seemed like real Welsh, although now I realise that I only felt that way because of ingrained ideas about linguistic purity that still exist in Wales. I haven't spoken Welsh to any North Waleans yet, as I am still feeling a little shy. But I will when I have a chance.

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  1. bookshop

    Good luck and have fun.

    24 Jul 2006, 16:12

  2. julie boden

    Have a great time in Wales, Zoe.
    See you at NAGTY

    25 Jul 2006, 10:42

  3. Thanks for this.

    25 Jul 2006, 13:53

  4. David Morley

    Good to see you back at NAGTY. Let us discuss The Practice of Poetry soon.

    13 Aug 2006, 12:36

  5. Thanks! Just let me know a time and date.

    22 Aug 2006, 12:17

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