Places

R. S. Thomas

Once upon a time there was a boy. His name was Ronald Stuart Thomas. Although born in Cardiff (1913), he was brought up in Caergybi on Ynys Gybi (caer –…


Llysyfran

Llysyfran reservoir and dam was built in May 1972, in Pembrokeshire (llys – court, brân – crow). A plaque was inserted into one of the walls, to commemorate the event….


Pontarfynach

Pontarfynach (pont- bridge, ar -on, Mynach – Mynach river), the Bridge over the Mynach river. English name: Devil’s Bridge. Because who the hell has built three bridges, one on top of the other?…


Beddgelert

There’s a place in Wales where a dog is buried. Under a tree 🙂 The town is called Beddgelert (Gelert’s Grave). The legend associated with this place goes, in short, like this:…


Croeso i Gymru

Year 2004. Poland in the European Union! With a few tens of pounds in my pocket and a few tens of pounds on my back, I am standing at the…