Monthly Archives: March 2011

Di Angen aka unnecessary

I spotted this morning that Huw* Stephens’  Welsh word of the day is Di angen. I am a slow Welsh learner – which can be seen as a good thing, I think. Like slow cooking, slow towns and fellow blogger … Continue reading

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Merlin in Rhyl

This past week, I have been travelling up to the North of Cymru. Looking for Owain and Tudur.  I didn’t find them, though I heard stories of where they had last been sighted. But I did meet the marvellous magician and … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Shrovetide photos 2011

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As a teenager in Ashbourne, Shrovetide was a brilliant event. A tradition, two days once a year, for fun, freedom to follow the hug, a time to be with your mates, and much much more. Why is it still going … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Shrovetide 2011 Wednesday

Congratulations to Simon and Simon!! And of course to  to Adrian and Richard from Tuesday. “A classic year” For those who missed it. It was ‘2 all’ over the two days. Many many thanks to everyone who I met at … Continue reading

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One town, two days, thousands of players

What cheaper fun can you have? No need to buy popcorn or a match ticket. Just turn up and enjoy the spectacle. News of Shrovetide Football has travelled to the New York Times.

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Ashbourne Shrovetide Football

see also later posts… In my recent ‘top random tags’ Calcio appeared. This is a Lent game of Football played in Italy. You can live stream it if you want! But rather closer and in the Uk is Ashbourne Shrovetide Football. … Continue reading

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An old nation came of age: Wales Yes Vote

Half a million people of Wales voted Yes in the quietest election or referendum I have ever taken part in. The sign for free range eggs on the village green was bigger than the sign for the polling station. And … Continue reading

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