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I am Welsh (Rant)

Updated on October 01, 2012

I've been wanting to make this Rant for a while. It seems so few Welsh people Know or appreciate what a great country we are or of the contributions Welsh people have mad in the World.
The editing was done by my 17 year old son. I should point out that though I am a fan of Penderyn distillery and especially of their product, the making of this video was done without their knowledge or consent (Gulp) They have no part in this and I receive no compensation from them. (However a couple of bottles would not go amiss) So;
Pob Hwyl i pob Cymro, which can be translated as "The Welsh have all the fun"

The complete Video and Rant

The Rant

Taf is a river, it is not my name.
And no, I am not a Coal Miner or a Shepherd. I never went to school with Anthony Hopkins or Tom Jones and I never dated Catherine Zeta Jones. Though that would have been an affair to remember.
I speak Welsh and English and I can proudly say in two languages that Wales is Forever.
My country’s flag is a Dragon standing ready to fight and when Dafydd Williams, the Welsh-Canadian Astronaut took our flag to the moon, he also took a Rugby Cap. Because we are Rugby Nation !!
Welsh people have contributed more to this world than any country its size. In America; 20% of the founding fathers, 50% of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, many of the Presidents come from Welsh Parents. The first female Prime Minister of Australia is from Bari, the Police Force of Hong Kong was begun by Welshmen. The architect, Frank Lloyd Wright was Welsh, so was the surveyor Sir George Everest who gave his name to the tallest mountain in the World.
Wales is not large in size and we have a small distillery, but the word is getting out that the best Whiskey in the World can be found in a bottle of Penderyn.
Not only is Penderyn the best Whiskey; the Welsh Corgi is a fine animal, the Leek is a noble vegetable, Welsh Cakes are a food and the mid-day meal is Dinner!! Not Lunch Dinner!!
You may never have heard of the laws of Hywel Dda. They were based on a principle that became known as “Fair Play” We took that principle far beyond the Island of Britain. Our missionaries, explorers and settlers spread that idea across the Earth. Welsh people, their children and grand children are influencing the World still. The Land of my Fathers is the Mother Country of half the World.
So learn our names. We are not “Taffy” we are the Cymry.

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      debz maher 4 years ago

      i may not be welsh, the heritage is irish, but i feel more at home in mid wales than anywhere else i have ever been! Thank you for this hub

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      Peter Freeman 4 years ago from Sunny California

      Thank you Debz; for taking the time to comment and for being the first one to respond to my Hub. Mid Wales is beautiful country.

      My very Best Wishes

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Diwrnod Da iantoPF.

      In my younger days I used to go down from Preston in Lancashire to Penmaenmawr on the coast of north Wales with my youth club. A great time was had by that 17 year old lad water skiing and camping.

      I also met a girl from Swansea and remember my trip out to Mumbles.

      You have a wonderful land that has a touch of everything from mountains to great beaches.

      But what impressed me was the friendliness of your country men and women that I have met on my travels around our planet.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Peter Freeman 4 years ago from Sunny California

      Diolch yn fawr Ghaelach! Thank you for commenting. I lived in Swansea before moving to California. I met a number of girls there but I always was an old rascal. Very Best Wishes..............Ianto

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      WriteAngled 4 years ago from Treorci, Cymru

      Da iawn, Ianto a chwarae teg!

      Mae acen gwych yn aros gyda ti :)

      It's just a few miles over the Rhigos from Treorci to Penderyn. I visited the distillery with my daughter this summer; their gin is quite something as well!

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      Peter Freeman 4 years ago from Sunny California

      Diolch yn fawr iawn iddoch WriteAngled;

      To be fair, I live in Los Angeles and there are so many accents here I wouldn't know which one to sound like.

      I never knew about their Gin, sounds very interesting *Grins* I hope to visit the distillery myself when I get over on a visit. I'll let you know when. byddai'n gwych i cwrdd :)

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