Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Welsh for a week eating challenge!

Nothing to do with Welsh in a Week or The Big Welsh Challenge, but a week long series on BBC Wales called Eat Welsh for a Week means the reporter Hywel Griffiths and a young family from the Vale of Glamorgan can only eat food from Wales for a week.

It's a good idea for a series in my opinion, if I'd known about it earlier it could have been fun joining in and doing the same - of course I could do this any time, just that you need to prepare for it a little in advance. I think that the folowing will become obvious:
  1. We'll have to do without certain things as they can't be grown/produced in Wales (mainly due to climate)
  2. That a surprising amount of food is available from Wales with a little effort put in looking for it
There's a link to Hywel Griffiths' diary, and Day 1 starts badly as Hywel likes a banana and a cup of coffee for breakfast!

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Debenhams v Iestyn ap Rhobert

It's one thing painting slogans, but it appears that Cymdeithas yr Iaith have change tactict this time: English only new Debenhams development sign at Carmarthen removed by Cymdeithas yr Iaith.

The court case Debenhams v Iestyn ap Rhobert will take place on 30th of August
In June Iestyn ap Rhobert of Llangadog was arrested and accused of criminal damage for taking down a large English only sign that marked the location of Debenhams new development in the town of Carmarthen.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Finding your way around the Eisteddfod

It's sometimes difficult to find out what's going on on the Maes, even if you're fluent. To help welsh learners, Elwa (do they still exist?) have put a booklet together called: Eisteddfod Handbook for Learners and Non - Welsh Speakers (PDF), whichis usefull for those who've not been to the Eisteddfod before.

Two thing I'd recomend that you look out for during the week on the Maes (but this is my personl taste) are:
Performance Stage (if you can't make it to the gigs in the evenings)
Pictiwrs yn y 'Steddfod (a chance to see welsh language short films)

Lots of things about the Eisteddfod have been tagged at and technorati

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What goes on on an Wlpan?

What goes on on an Wlpan? I don't know but I'm damn sure going to find out.
Wlpan Diary, a blog in English by Tarten Afal (Apple Tart) who's just started the August Wlpan at Aberystwyth.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Blog-gwrdd at the 2006 Eisteddfod

There's going to be a Blog-gwrdd (Blogmeet) during the Eisteddfod at Cymdeithas Meddalwedd Cymraeg's tent, on Saturday the 12th of August. There's a thread on maes-e about it.

Diolch Rhys Llwyd for the poster

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