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Offline Reenie

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« Reply #48 on: Thursday 19 January 2006, 1501 »
Brisho Bols, I'm just yn drysu waiting for hanes from the old town - actually I'm bored at work - having given up a particularly demanding section of my job due to time restraints - I find myself with too much of the bugger on my hands now --  :oops:  :P  :lol:

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« Reply #49 on: Thursday 19 January 2006, 2204 »
Blydi'el - Mab Y Mynydd's been here five minutes and he's made WHLRN :D
"The housecat may mock the tiger," said the master, "but doing so will not make his purr into a roar."

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« Reply #50 on: Thursday 19 January 2006, 2315 »
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Blydi'el - Mab Y Mynydd's been here five minutes and he's made WHLRN :D


You can tell he's from the Mountain yeah. Don't know how to form a queue no. Here's me jus waitin to be arsed to be foreign correspondent aye. An I bin here since November.
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« Reply #51 on: Friday 20 January 2006, 0906 »
Luvverly Bols - ardderchog. Just what I need to distract me from the dank under the low sky :))
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« Reply #52 on: Saturday 21 January 2006, 2146 »
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 Apparently there's no scouts running anymore though.  Iesgo sad yeah? Tara :yawinkle:


Is that true? Blimey that's sad - was anyone else here in either of the Holyhead Scout Troops?
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« Reply #53 on: Saturday 21 January 2006, 2253 »
Bolsachian, it sounds as if you were in Scouts the same time as me ...
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« Reply #54 on: Saturday 21 January 2006, 2301 »
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 Duw, ex-pats it was lovely.  Blue sky, blue sea, salt in the air.  I wish I could have bottled it for you.  


Ner mind Bols - the thought was there and you did the next best thing yeah.
What a walk though!  Too much for my feet these days  :cry:

I covered some of that walk last time I was home - LLaingoch via Cae Mawr to the "Breakwater Park" and Soldiers Point. Imagine my surprise when I could not locate Pwll Gas :shock: [One for the Encyclopedia?]
 The old "industrial " buildings - gone and apparently no trace of the artificial ponds which were great for collecting tadpoles. Have you any idea what happened to them?
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« Reply #55 on: Sunday 22 January 2006, 1020 »
Yes, all those memories ring a bell ... hmmm, now who could it be ;)


The tarmac from the melting roads of Ireland still adorns the bottom of my rucksack!
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« Reply #56 on: Sunday 22 January 2006, 1026 »
Bolsachian - were you at the camp in Nottingham where we met all those Finnish Girl Scouts?
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« Reply #57 on: Sunday 22 January 2006, 1411 »
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Tref - encyclopedia updated  :)


Ta very muchly.
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« Reply #58 on: Sunday 22 January 2006, 1642 »
Blydi 'ell Bolsyn bach, you've really shocked me with your Scouting tales of journeys overseas in cars and debauchery with Girl Guides from away.  I had a feeling you were about my age but you are clearly much younger, aye.  All we ever had was a camp in Cae Mawr's field by Rocky Coast with Miss Parry chwain and blydi "damper" to be prepared, cooked and eaten round the camp fire.  I was a patrol leader at the time so you can imagine the stress I've been under since my youth.
Anyway, ta waeth, we survived.  I'm blydi impressed with your writings.  I follow every journey you make and each description of the characters you meet makes me feel as if I'm there.  You're blydi good, you know.  I think you should collect your diary writings for publication.  Thanks very much, mate.  O'r galon de.

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« Reply #59 on: Sunday 22 January 2006, 1900 »
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Your malu cachu-ing is superb! Are you sure you're not a local councillor? Or (I'm done now!) the local police inspector? (sorry Keith)...


Keith Curls reads caergybi.com ?
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« Reply #60 on: Sunday 22 January 2006, 1913 »
Can he work the internet?
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« Reply #61 on: Monday 23 January 2006, 0955 »
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But its the beauty of the island and the islander nature of the Holyheadian that makes for the good reading really.


When you write about dogsh*t and chavs, Meas Hedd wheelies, litter and sunbeds you make them sound what they are.  Not beautiful for sure, but your descriptions are!  I'm sure that I am not alone in appreciating your malu-cachs for what they are..... blydi brilliant,aye.

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« Reply #62 on: Monday 23 January 2006, 1411 »
Your malu cahu'ing is the most poetic  malu cachu I've ever read  :D
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« Reply #63 on: Monday 23 January 2006, 2001 »
Here here!
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« Reply #64 on: Tuesday 24 January 2006, 2315 »
Duw lovely quote Bols <lump in the throat icon>

I suppose there must be a Scots Gaelic word for "hiraeth"?
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« Reply #65 on: Wednesday 25 January 2006, 1032 »
Aye, I've read that book to Bols - dead good it is - and it's set me off on a quest to find any relatives of mine on memorials.
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« Reply #66 on: Wednesday 25 January 2006, 1336 »
I've got some pics of my family tree on flickr - most are Holyheadians but my mam's side is from away, so ignore those ;)
http://flickr.com/photos/blogdroed/sets/1157664/

... and here are some cenotaph photos:
http://flickr.com/photos/blogdroed/sets/1359343/
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« Reply #67 on: Wednesday 25 January 2006, 1343 »
Once Again, great foto's. The war graves, in memorium photo - would you mind posting it here, and the history too pls : http://www.rwf-forum.co.uk/vBulletin/index.php - on the photo gallery, I know they'd love to see it.
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« Reply #68 on: Wednesday 25 January 2006, 1819 »
Hi,just moved back to H/H after spending along time abroad looking forward to chatting with you all. : :D

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« Reply #69 on: Wednesday 25 January 2006, 2039 »
Sut Mae Amy - croeso and stick an intro on the intro section then ???  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #70 on: Wednesday 25 January 2006, 2133 »
The maritime history of Holyhead is certainly something which should be documented somewhere
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« Reply #71 on: Wednesday 25 January 2006, 2341 »
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The maritime history of Holyhead is certainly something which should be documented somewhere


A small start has been made with the Gwynedd Archives publication of Anglesey Whalers I suppose.
Is the HH Maritime Museum recording the lives and experiences of local seamen for example?
And what of the local quarrymen and the now anonymous builders of the breakwater - do those records still exist?
Many "ordinary" people have quite extraordinary experiences. The trouble is they are very seldom recorded anywhere because of a false modesty. The idea that only pobol fawr matter is one that is too widely held in my opinion and most peoples lives are only recorded by birth, marriage, death and run-ins with the law :(

Did anyone watch Who do you think you are? with Stephen Fry on TV this evening - very moving.
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