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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 22:45
Replies: 31
Views: 1,269
Posted By eluf38
Today was our flying ant day! Thousands of the...

Today was our flying ant day! Thousands of the buggers in the back garden.
Forum: Advice Yesterday, 22:35
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By eluf38
I suppose the way I'd judge it is to ask: in that...

I suppose the way I'd judge it is to ask: in that two hours, could I do a better job myself?

You've cleaned your aunt's house, you must know roughly how long it takes to do one bedroom or the...
Forum: Advice 29-08-2014, 13:07
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By eluf38
Yes, familiarise yourself with the procedure for...

Yes, familiarise yourself with the procedure for 'aqua alte' and don't be worried if you hear air raid sirens sounding - it's just a warning that the next high tide is going to flood the city. You...
Forum: General Discussion 29-08-2014, 09:29
Replies: 313
Views: 9,702
Posted By eluf38
I think (but I haven't been there, so can't be...

I think (but I haven't been there, so can't be sure) that it's just a pub where you know you can get served in Welsh. It's an ex-pat meeting place, more than some tacky 'themed pub'.



Funnily...
Forum: General Discussion 28-08-2014, 14:57
Replies: 43
Views: 2,094
Posted By eluf38
Really?!? You don't really believe that,...

Really?!? You don't really believe that, surely?
I thought engagement presents were only given at engagement parties. I certainly don't know anybody who has given or received one at any other time.
Forum: General Discussion 28-08-2014, 13:17
Replies: 46
Views: 1,800
Posted By eluf38
You think fidelity is something to do with...

You think fidelity is something to do with music.

You struggle to remember how many 'second chances' you've given your partner.

If someone cautioned you against 'washing your dirtly linen in...
Forum: General Discussion 28-08-2014, 12:01
Replies: 313
Views: 9,702
Posted By eluf38
True... and bilingual people can speak and write...

True... and bilingual people can speak and write English just as well as people who only speak English.




There is a distinct shortage of Welsh speaking workers in north east Wales - the situation...
Forum: General Discussion 27-08-2014, 22:58
Replies: 313
Views: 9,702
Posted By eluf38
I had to research the 'earn more' statistic for...

I had to research the 'earn more' statistic for work purposes and it is slightly misleading. Welsh speakers earn more (between 9 - 11% more according to Careers Wales) because there is a shortage of...
Forum: General Discussion 27-08-2014, 14:42
Replies: 313
Views: 9,702
Posted By eluf38
You are very wrong on that point. The vast...

You are very wrong on that point. The vast majority of children who attend Welsh medium education (around 95% at my local schools) do not have Welsh speaking parents or speak the language at home. ...
Forum: General Discussion 26-08-2014, 21:08
Replies: 313
Views: 9,702
Posted By eluf38
I went through Welsh medium education too....

I went through Welsh medium education too. (Attended the oldest Welsh-medium high school in Wales, although I should emphasise I was NOT one of its early pupils!) Got full marks in my English exams,...
Forum: General Discussion 26-08-2014, 14:40
Replies: 313
Views: 9,702
Posted By eluf38
Why does that not surprise me? UKIP... At the...

Why does that not surprise me?

UKIP... At the time of the last election I found myself wondering whether UKIP should really be EIP. For 'Britain' they really mean 'England'.
Forum: General Discussion 26-08-2014, 13:56
Replies: 313
Views: 9,702
Posted By eluf38
They are in a minority, but sadly, a rather vocal...

They are in a minority, but sadly, a rather vocal minority. And I have to count some of my own relatives amongst them. Welsh has no relevance in their lives, so they can't understand how it could...
Forum: Advice 26-08-2014, 10:48
Replies: 62
Views: 4,535
Posted By eluf38
My current perfume is 'Petit Robe Noir' by...

My current perfume is 'Petit Robe Noir' by Guerlain. I loved it at first, but husband bought me a second bottle for Christmas, and I love it less than I did. I think perhaps it's a bit too heavy to...
Forum: General Discussion 26-08-2014, 10:41
Replies: 313
Views: 9,702
Posted By eluf38
There probably are some Welsh speakers who do it...

There probably are some Welsh speakers who do it to be 'bloody minded'. I look at it two ways - if Welsh is your first language, surely it's easier to communicate in that language, isn't it? In my...
Forum: Advice 25-08-2014, 12:29
Replies: 134
Views: 20,593
Posted By eluf38
Aw, thanks Bethaneeny. 37 weeks tomorrow! Aside...

Aw, thanks Bethaneeny. 37 weeks tomorrow! Aside from her legs (which are still a 1/3 smaller than they should be, a symptom of her condition) she is perfectly healthy and of normal size. We've met...
Forum: Advice 24-08-2014, 21:10
Replies: 29
Views: 3,011
Posted By eluf38
To explain that... She hates wearing make-up,...

To explain that...
She hates wearing make-up, and prior to her wedding she asked me to suggest some natural colours she could wear. She even asked me if I'd be confident applying it for her on the...
Forum: Advice 24-08-2014, 20:47
Replies: 29
Views: 3,011
Posted By eluf38
Thanks ducky. You and all the other posters are...

Thanks ducky. You and all the other posters are quite right - I don't need the stress and the drama. It's not good for us physically or mentally. I can be civil towards her, but I don't have to have...
Forum: Advice 24-08-2014, 20:33
Replies: 29
Views: 3,011
Posted By eluf38
Ah, you didn't see us growing up together. Up...

Ah, you didn't see us growing up together. Up until the age of about 22, I did give as good as I got. I would argue every point with her, and when she got physical I would fight back. When I was...
Forum: General Discussion 24-08-2014, 20:13
Replies: 313
Views: 9,702
Posted By eluf38
I'm young(ish) and have friends I only ever speak...

I'm young(ish) and have friends I only ever speak to in Welsh. A lot of my school friends can (or could) speak Welsh, but don't, or do so infrequently. That's primarily down to where I happen to...
Forum: Advice 24-08-2014, 19:29
Replies: 29
Views: 3,011
Posted By eluf38
UPDATE: I had responded to everybody's posts in...

UPDATE: I had responded to everybody's posts in multi-quote, but have gone and deleted the reply by accident. But thank you all for replying and convincing me that I'm not unreasonable and my...
Forum: Advice 24-08-2014, 14:13
Replies: 29
Views: 3,011
Posted By eluf38
How to deal with sister?

My sister has a bad temper, but she seems to save the worst of it for me. I really don't think I do anything to antagonise her - but the slightest provocation and she explodes. She loses her temper...
Forum: Advice 13-08-2014, 13:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By eluf38
I don't think your situation is uncommon. I have...

I don't think your situation is uncommon. I have very, very few friends I regularly socialise with, but I do have lots of people I regard as close friends - it's just that real life makes it...
Forum: Advice 13-08-2014, 11:04
Replies: 30
Views: 2,315
Posted By eluf38
This. The paramedics will take a patient to...

This. The paramedics will take a patient to hospital, but I believe the police are the ones trained to notify next of kin and look after anybody else affected. This was certainly the case when my MIL...
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2014, 10:44
Replies: 103
Views: 5,053
Posted By eluf38
Agree. It's possible to feel sadness / shock upon...

Agree. It's possible to feel sadness / shock upon hearing of a death, but I wouldn't call it grief. Grief is an emotional process. I'd argue that it isn't possible to grieve for someone you've never...
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2014, 09:26
Replies: 122
Views: 5,345
Posted By eluf38
I haven't yet watched the programme, but I've...

I haven't yet watched the programme, but I've read a lot about Ruth Ellis (she and I were born in the same town) and I get the distinct impression that after killing her lover she wanted to die. She...
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