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Hedd Wyn (Blessed Peace)

In our Christmas 2014 exchange of letters, Gill (an old friend from Abergavenny)  and I both wrote about films we had seen during the past year. Her chosen film was Hedd Wyn and she has inspired me to search it out to … Continue reading

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Getting closer to Ireland

Our childhood summer holidays in Dinas seemed exotic to us Londoners. Of course the language was different, as was the food, the weather, the freedom we were allowed to roam, the stamps we bought for our postcards and even the … Continue reading

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The smell of gorse flowers in the sunshine

The smell of gorse in the sunshine brings back my childhood. It was a plant that I knew only in Dinas and I called it eithin. When I learnt its English name, some years later, I thought it an incongruously … Continue reading

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