A good number of us gathered on March 1st to celebrate the Patron Saint of our nation, and of course of our church.
We enjoyed some delicious soup – my choice was leek and potato, as fitted the occasion – and bread and cheese, and of course the inevitable Welsh cakes and bara brith. As we ate and drank, we were treated to stories of Saint David and homespun entertainment in the true ‘noson lawen’ tradition of songs and poems, both serious and funny.
The evening was a heart-warming experience, reminding us that, while the Welsh language is beautiful and a heritage to be proud of, there is something special about being Welsh whether you speak the language or not – and it’s not just rugby! Long live our bilingual nation!
written by Ray Vincent