Monthly Archives: September 2013

Saturday, 28th September, 2013.

What’s In A Name?      In Torfaen, there’s a little place called Varteg.   Well, it’s called that at the moment.   There are plans afoot to spell the name the proper Welsh way. That would mean – as my Welsh-speaking and … Continue reading

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Saturday, 21st September, 2013.

Independence?      My spies up in Scotland have sent me news that a lot of Scots are concerned about next year’s Referendum bringing them independence.     Those concerned seem to be referring to Scotland ending up as a republic run by … Continue reading

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Saturday, 14th September, 2013.

A Famous Little Town      In Lampeter they have a notice-board telling of the visit of Gerallt Cymro – Gerald the Welshman – when he “preached the cross” there, recruiting soldiers to join in the slaughter of the Crusades. That … Continue reading

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Saturday, 7th September, 2013.

More Ecological Sadness      There’s a plan to cut down a Welsh forest into which red squirrels – a declining species everywhere – were reintroduced some ten years ago. Wonder what clever person dreamed that on up.   And for what … Continue reading

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