📅 Thought for today:
‘I would like to go back to Wales. I’m obsessed with my childhood and at least three times a week dream I am back there.’
— Sir Anthony Hopkins
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Today is St. David’s Day, the Feast of St. David, the anniversary of his death 1,964 years ago.
I am very much looking forward to taking a short break in Wales this month, to revisit the sights and sounds of family holidays long ago.
I looked at the quote I used on this day last year (Brain Harris), the year before that I hadn’t started these daily posts.
Today I will be reflecting on what it means to people from Wales to be Welsh – how strong their identity is bound with the land, and listening to the Treorchy Male Choir belting out Land of my Fathers (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau) and Men of Harlech (Rhyfelgyrch Gwŷr Harlech – we sang that school – in English – which seems to be a real insult!).
If you are Welsh or of Welsh descent, Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus.
I look forward to seeing the Talyllyn Railway running up the valley of Afon Fathew and staying close to Pont Fathew in the very heart of Wales in a few weeks.