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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #105 on: September 10, 2015, 05:20:05 AM »
Nice pics, drago. That river is gorgeous. I had to google the place. And of course that took me to other places in Wales. Welsh names made my head hurt.  :D

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #106 on: September 10, 2015, 10:48:02 AM »
That is some travelling from North Wales to Cornwall. Love the Snowdonia area, Favourite walking to be had there.

looking at going back to Wales in October, maybe new year for a swim and a drink  ;)  depends on wife working shifts at new year

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2015, 01:32:07 PM »
Thank you, it is when you try pronouncing the different names:

Welsh has a slightly different alphabet from English:-

C - pronounced as a K, as in English 'kick' eg: Caernarfon (kyre-nar-von).
CH - pronounced as in the Scottish 'loch' and the composer Bach.
DD - pronounced TH, as in English 'breathe' eg: Beddgelert (beth-gell-airt).
G - pronounced as a hard G, as in English 'get' eg: Beddgelert (beth-gell-airt).
LL - roughly pronounced THL eg: Llanberis (thlan-ber-ris).
F - pronounced as a V, as in English 'of' eg: Felindre (veh-lin-dray).
FF - pronounced as an F, as in English 'off' eg: FFestiniog (fest-in-yog).
W - pronounced as an OO, as in English 'swoon' eg: Llanrwst (thlan-roost).
Y - has two different pronunciations. In all but the last syllable of a word it's pronounced as a 'U' - as in English 'fun'. When it is in the last syllable of a word it is pronounced as an 'i' - as in English 'is'. For example, the Welsh for mountain is mynydd (mun-ith); the Welsh for mountains is mynyddoedd (mun-uth-oith). Because it no longer occurs in the last syllable, the sound of the second y changes from 'i' to 'u' (also, notice the emphasis moves along to the new penultimate syllable). In single syllable words, the Y is unpredictable!



Which roughly translates as:-

The Church of St. Mary by the pool with the white hazel near the fierce whirlpool by St. Tysilio's church and the red cave.


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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #108 on: September 13, 2015, 05:26:41 AM »


Which roughly translates as:-

And is pronounced:

ooanva.. ianfar.. ianvair...
..... I'll get my coat.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #109 on: September 24, 2015, 09:09:08 AM »
Wow, I never have seen that city in Wales.  It's gorgeous.  We never go anywhere, just hang out at home and take the occasional day trip into the City or to the coast.  It's sort of sad, really.  But I enjoy the vicarious travels here.  I have been to Brasil, but have never been north of Rio de Janeiro.  The video of the coast is stunning.

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #110 on: September 25, 2015, 03:59:10 PM »
I have no culture.  All I want is sun and rum.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #111 on: September 28, 2015, 12:06:57 PM »
I have no culture.  All I want is sun and rum.

Meh, I want it all!!


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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #112 on: September 28, 2015, 01:39:47 PM »
Meh, I want it all!!

No less than you deserve, dear.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #113 on: October 04, 2015, 11:03:07 AM »
No less than you deserve, dear.

Thumbs up!  ;D

One of my husband's co-workers just came back from the same hotel we're going in Imbassaí and she said it's perfect for kids. Lots of activities for them. That's good because that means less hours fighting the waves with my daughter. She gets bigger and fitter and I get older and... well... lets face it: I'm in a deplorable shape.  :D

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #114 on: October 04, 2015, 04:53:37 PM »
Thumbs up!  ;D

One of my husband's co-workers just came back from the same hotel we're going in Imbassaí and she said it's perfect for kids. Lots of activities for them.

Sounds like a lot of fun. What's more I hear there's sun and rum a plenty. That makes me jel'.

....She gets bigger and fitter and I get older and... well... lets face it: I'm in a deplorable shape.  :D

I'm still trying to lose the weight I put on last Christmas. Might as well just add this year's added bulk and address it all next Easter.

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #115 on: October 04, 2015, 05:57:26 PM »
Might as well just add this year's added bulk and address it all next Easter.

That's genius!! I'll do that. And I'll eat the peanuts and drink the vermouth while watching the football match without any 2nd thoughts tonight.  ;D

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2016, 03:11:25 PM »
Booked our flights to guess where? Yep, it's St Loosha from the 7th of Aug until the 21st.

I was really naughty: I bought Upper Class seats for our trip home.

I'm bad.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #117 on: January 21, 2016, 12:54:41 AM »
Booked our flights to guess where? Yep, it's St Loosha from the 7th of Aug until the 21st.

I was really naughty: I bought Upper Class seats for our trip home.

I'm bad.
tut tut yes you are. Upper class for all the family or just yourself and the indoors

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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #118 on: January 21, 2016, 02:50:14 AM »
tut tut yes you are. Upper class for all the family or just yourself and the indoors

I have suggested in the past that I (as I'm paying for it and very, very old) travel Upper Class on the way home while the missus looks after the kids back in economy.  However, I got a really good deal booking so early so I stumped up for all of us. It probably cost me an extra £1200 all in as opposed to what it will be in a month or 2, which would be an extra 4-6K.

It's on my bucket list, anyhow.  It's nice to cross things off that.
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Re: Whats on your summer vacation calendar?
« Reply #119 on: January 21, 2016, 08:11:24 AM »
I'm not convinced. What happens when your bucket list runs out?

PS - Upper/ Business/ First class travelling east across the pond is an odd thing: The good news - you can sleep in the comfy beds. The bad news - you just slept through several hundred/ thousand pounds worth!

When you have to precariously position yourself in a seat with an inch of legroom, so that the 9 year old next can somehow lay flat and get some sleep, you tend to end up with pains in places you never knew you had - and zero hours sleep yourself.

On top of that, I can't stand the 'sleeping all day, awake all night' jetlag you get from a rough night on a plane.

One other thing, the 7 months we all have of watching and re-watching the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class video, is priceless. 
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