Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus!


I'll have to rely on my Welsh friends and google, but I think that means Happy St David's Day!

Typical Welsh to take 5 words where we English would only use 4! *Ducks from flying Bara Brith*.

So, it's Friday and I've got no post planned. Woop! I guess that means I need to actually transfer some of my photos from the camera and blog about them, how novel!

Here's a sneak peak of my next pattern which is due out next week.

Not much of a peek, more of a full side-al. I can't wait to show you the tester's bags, they are all so beautiful!

Coming up we have the Sew-vivor competition from Family Ever After, is anyone entering the auditions? I think I'll enter something because I love to have a purpose to the things I make and there is something I want to make. Maybe this will give me the spur I need.

I'm fully antibiotic free now and in theory getting back to full health. I'm ensuring that I assist the healing process as much as possibly by consuming large quantities of chocolate. I'm also helping the economy in my doing so. People, I am saving jobs!

In other news, have you heard of the horsemeat scandal that's been going on in the UK for a few weeks now? I think it's spread to Europe but I'm not sure to what extent. The thing of it is, (yes, that's a very Welsh phrase, I know that), they tested burgers, ready meals, frozen beef and it turned out that some of it was up to 90% horse DNA. I don't think the issue is that it's horse and it's dangerous, the issue is that it was labelled beef....and there's no way on earth horse is beef. I can't even work out what you would call horsemeat. Heef? Hork? Hausages? (sorry, I couldn't resist that last one.)

So anyway, back to the point of this post. Today it's St David's Day. It amuses me that the whole world knows of St Patrick's day, indeed, many celebrate it, but nobody knows or cares about the other UK patron saints. Well I do so today in celebration, I sniffed my daffodils, put on some red pants and then ate a Welshcake. I'm far too patriotic for my own good really!

Fforchaman Colliery, Cwmaman via RCT library service
The colliery is no longer there in Cwmaman, but that's just down the road from where our new house will be. I think. I've confused myself!

On Sunday our church will celebrate by all wearing Welsh rugby tops (or just red), singing Welsh hymns, in Welsh (well, some will, those of us who are English will just mumble along trying to work out how to pronounce it), have some Welshcakes and Bara Brith with tea after the service and sit looking at some stuffed sheep toys on the stage while trying to focus on the speaker.

That's my Friday, what are you all up to?

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  1. Ah Samantha, you cheer me up! Glad you are feeling better - that choc will do you the world of good :)

    Happy Saint David's Day to you too! Enjoy the Welsh-ness ;)

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  2. I laughed at your cow/ horse photo. Apparently Canadian butcher shops can't tell the difference either. We have the same scandal going on here.

  3. Happy St David's Day to you! What is welshcake? Sounds good!!
    I am forwarding this post on to my daughter, who studies the Welsh language... she'll enjoy it!


  4. Happy St David's Day. What a laugh I had at your cow, horse post. Oh did I see TEA mentioned towards the end of your post:) Love the colour of your bag.

  5. Okay, smartypants! You know i can't pronounce that, but I'm going to give it a try: dith gwill...oh good grief, I don't know how to pronounce that. And then there's Coo-MAH-muhn. Is that right?? I just love this stuff. ANYway, that looks like a great bag. You're so talented! And I'm so excited about your new house.

  6. Happy St David's Day! Glad you are recovering well..

    Can't wait to see the bag. What are you sumbitting to Sew-vivor?

  7. The lack of vowels leaves me kinda stuck... do you just pretend they are there? Tell me that isn't offensive?
    Chocolate ALWAYS helps, definitely medicinal. Glad you are fully recovered - well physically at least.
    Looking forward to the bag pattern release.
    Are Welsh cakes actually cake? I get a bit suspicious about various UK traditional foods. Some sound yummy ... until I hear what they actually are (sweet bread, black pudding, yorkshire pudding) and then other just sound gross like Hagis.
    Must check out sew-vivor.

  8. Maybe if St.Davids Day was associated with lots of beer consumption...then the whole world would know about it ! LOL
    I'm sorry to admit I had never heard of it ...maybe you could drink red beer instead of wearing red pants...then you would get peoples attention! LOL

    P.S. it seems like the whole world is having trouble knowing the difference between a cow & horse.. we are riding our cows & milking our horses here too! ( and they call me a blonde !! LOL)

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