Well someone is having fun!
Before we start I have my everlasting need to educate people despite my everlasting apathy to learn anything myself; Some fun little facts:
- Wales is the only official country in Europe to begin with W (there's white Russia but
that basically Belarus)
- Marvin (my name) is actually derived from old welsh/Viking translation meaning "of the sea" funnily enough I like being in water and I can swim faster than Eddy the eel!
- The letters K,Q, V and Z
don't appear the Welsh alphabet, making games of scrabble very low scoring and boring unless you are the lucky bugger who gets J
- Wales is the only country not to be represented on the union jack, but if you squint hard enough you can see a dragon
or go through time, either way give up the bong .....dude
- 1.7 million Americans have Welsh ancestors roots and no doubt some kinky boots
- Wales in Welsh is called Cymru , if you are an anagram fan, it can spell “MC RYU”,
a Japanese DJ/MC, please check him out and tell me what you think of him. Seriously please do, this was actually a joke and I had to Google him, the things you learn in error! Also MC RYU would be the mixture of Dee Jay & Ryu from Street Fighter “Yeah
Enough edumaction , time for silly tales regarding wales, nowhere near the Yorkshire dales, nothing fails except your emails and everyone makes love on the sunset sails (oh rhythm time )
Actually to make the blog that bit funnier (note from audience - it wasn't funny before) , you need to read this out loud or in your head in a welsh accent, bonus points if you do the above rhyme in Welsh accent and post it on this site :)
It’s the start of July, the heavens have opened, Wimbledon is in full swing and the family is heading to Wales, for those who have been persuaded to visit Reading after my blog (mayor my cheque had better be in the post), you’ll be glad to know
a drive to Wales is only 1.5/2 hours or the roughly same for the train plus you get to read Twilight or Dickens or, or Where’s Wally? or whatever you people are reading nowadays. Be warned you will have to use First Great Western to get these which is
fiendishly expensive, so make sure you book in advance. I like this site as it does everything and you can book bus tickets as well (www.the trainline.com).
So the family is on its way to Pembrokeshire, about 2 hours from Cardiff, to visit a place
called Gellifawr Hotel & cottages (http://www.gellifawr.co.uk/) and it’s a really nice, traditional cottage resort. I managed to get this place on living social for £150 for a 6 people cottage. Keep
checking the site as they regularly have deals but places go quite quickly.
Getting here is very easy however you will need a car and go via a toll road. Unfortunately I don’t drive, please don’t judge me for not driving at my age
I get enough from Smother and she’s the one who had to drive. Now for those of a nervous disposition or bad drivers you may want to step aside as the roads in the outlands of SW Wales are snake like. We just needed snow, a Rasta man and a bobsled and
we’d be doing Cool Runnings.
The hotel/cottage complex is very nice but very remote, they have Wi-Fi, if you are concerned about keeping in touch with people but in all honesty this is one of those places where you’re meant to relax, forget
the technology world and enjoy your company! There’s really not much to do, so bring board games, cards or anything to keep you entertained as I’m not going to lie, Sunny Wales is still part of the UK, so expect the weather reputation as well.
Another plus of this places the scenery, it is very nice there’s lovely garden behind the hotel, open fields and heaps of cows and sheep all making their noises in a welsh accent.