Any fellow hubbers in Wales, the Midlands or South West England?
We can't be more than 2 hours drive away at the most......
They are all here in New Zealand along with Ireland... for the Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals... though I think the English will probably be leaving soon.
It would take hands-fulls of anti depressants, several bottles of good whiskey and a team of wild horses to drag me back into Wales. Why not suggest a place that is not still middle earth ?
where would you like to arrange a Hubbers gathering too recommend1?
Any place...why don't you recommend1 for us
p.s. I'll bring the anti-d's and a crate of good whiskey
I am afraid that would be China. As a consolation prize I can offer free accomodation for a week for up to 5000 people if it is held between the end of June and the beginning of September !
China sounds good to me, on country (among many) that I'd love to visit.
Excellent Thank you recommend1, you are most kind.
Shall we arrange something for June - September 2012? That would give hubbers a chance to do some fund raising
Do you have any preference for dates?
Any dates in that period are ok - we can also throw in some Chinese lessons for free, and English lessons for the Welsh
...what about life jackets....when's the rainy season?
How you been doin SOH ? I have been travelling and back here into seriously busy work ! will be on the case and catching up later this month.
Monsoon season not July and August that's for sure !! The only jackets needed are dinner jackets !
Welsh people normally speak better English that the people that live in the land of the crows (the English). Now, now you mischievous Panda, pleas be nice, like we all know you are .
I lived in Wales for 5 or 6 years, my mother was pure Welsh and I learned all about racial discrimination there !
I lived in North wales for almost four years. The only time I ever experienced any discrimination was when I moved to a tiny village out in the sticks, but even that was minimal (more ignoring me then any abuse) and not all of them. One woman in the village actually came round and gave me a plant to welcome me to the village
It was the woman who was the plant !!! they only do that so they can get a look inside your house at your stuff
I had a pub in Wales for 3 awful years - I would have been better employed drilling holes in my own head and pouring in acid !
Aye, it was, but she was decrepid, incapable and wouldn't know decent furniture if it assaulted her. :
This I cannot deny , the likely hood of this is quite probable. I have tried to make sure that the same discriminations are not adopted by my own children, and their children. We can but live in hope
I hope to get back to Wales where I was born & would love to meet up with hubbers while there as well as other countries !
Wonderful . When do you plan on coming to Wales? Let's see what we can arrange
I am not sure yet , we are planning on being in Kununurra till about April/May then go to Queensland - fishing at Weipa etc . I hope to have a few months your way then if it works out.
Missed this thread when it first came out.
I'm in Treorci and can travel by car or by train. I freelance so can make any day/time provided I have enough notice to plan my work around it.
BTW, I'm not Welsh by genes, but love living here and have not come up against any prejudice since I moved here nearly four years ago.
I've even become secretary of the local Plaid Cymru branch
My only regret is that I did not move to an area where Welsh is spoken everywhere. I would love to have the opportunity to practice mine in shops and on the street rather than just during lessons and associated events for learners.
How about a pre Christmas meet up next month? We are all quite demographically close, so the commute shouldn't be an issue.
Any preference for a date and venue?
I'm quite excited
Weekends could be busy, it really depends which one. I'm hoping to be away weekend of Nov. 27 - want to travel north to a plygain workshop
Cardiff is one hour away regardless of how I travel. I'd prefer afternoon/early evening, which lets me go by train and have a drink if I wish, rather than late evening when I would have to drive.
Cardiff is good, but how about Pontypridd? It's closer for you and doesn't make much difference for me lol. Im a Caerphilly girl atm
Ponty is fine for me. It's about 30 minutes away, so I'd save an hour over the journey to Cardiff, but that's neither here nor there.
Caerphilly slightly less so, because I do not know the town at all and would probably get messed up with one-way systems, finding parking etc (don't think train is really feasible to there as it would involve changing at Cardiff).
Saturday Nov 19 is out for me as well as weekend of Nov 27 that I already mentioned, BTW.
How does the weekend of 3rd/4th or 10th/11th December sound?
How about Sat 10th or Sun 11th?? Cardiff?? I nice bar somewhere and some lunch lol. Or Ponty?? Really don't mind.
Ponty! Trying to remember the names of the pubs I used to hang out there when I made it into 'town' - there was the one by the market - the one by the old bridge - hmmm well most of them actually!
Let me see:
Bunch of Grapes
Hmmm it's been soooo long!
The only one I've been in is Clwb y Bont, where I go whenever I can on a Monday night to practice speaking Welsh with other learners.
I also went there for a brilliant Dafydd Iwan concert once.
The Bunch of Grapes and Maltsters are still there and doing well . I don't drink in Ponty much these days, but plan on moving there next year, so all that will change lol.
Sounds good. Please do send me a private message from my profile with the details so it gets straight in my inbox. Cardiff would be ideal for me.
If I'm coming by train, Saturday is better, because there are only trains every 2 hours to and from Cardiff on Sunday!
Talk about envy. I'm a Llanelli boy stuck here in Southern California. If I was back home in December I'd love to meet up.
WriteAngled; back in the day, seems like a previous life, I was very active in Plaid, National Council, stood in local elections. I remember so many good times I was Welsh Nash before it became mainstream and Pagan before it became popular.
Seriously guys, I miss my homeland terribly. One day, one day.
Hello Ianto, excellent Welsh name . Are you a little homesick maybe?? . We'll have a toast to you when we meet up on the 10th. Whenever you are back in Wales, let us know and we'll arrange another meet up . Take care over there in sunny California.
I can totally understand you missing it! I miss it too now, even when I am only away for a few days visiting my daughers in England.
Ok Saturday 10th December it is then . We'll work out a time and a place and do some inboxing if you like . Excited
Sounds good. We can talk about hubpages, seo, internet marketing etc.
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