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    I love being Welsh, and I am

    so proud of my beautiful country. It drives me bonkers when Wales isn't recognised independently for the glorious nation it is. I don't mind being British, but I'm Welsh first. Cymru am Byth
    CherryPutain CherryPutain 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    My Grandmother

    I honestly know nothing of Wales outside of history books. My grandmother is of welsh descent but she adopted my grand father's culture fully, like a "good wife" This has always made me angry. I'm fully 1/4 welsh & that part is ignored simply because my grandmother...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31-35 3 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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    To be born welsh is to be be born privileged.

    Not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but with music in your blood and poetry in your soul.
    StarkTully StarkTully 18-21 Feb 15, 2014

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    I lives in south wales looking

    for a girl to meet one day and become close friends
    masterjames118 masterjames118 18-21, M Nov 21, 2014

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    1234cardiff 1234cardiff 46-50, M Apr 23

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    Hello fellow Welsh friends.

    My husband and I will be traveling to Wales summer 2013. We have Welsh heritage. I am very eager to see "my land." I happen to have a friend in St Davids who will act as a personal guide for a few days. I hope to travel north for a few days too, we will see. We have a relaxed...
    shearling shearling 61-65, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    On

    My father's side.  My Grandfather was 1/3 welsh.  I'm told that is where the last name comes from.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2008

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    Welsh Humor

    Dw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg
    Taff7996 Taff7996 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    peza peza 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    Nid dwi yn dda iawn am siarad cymraeg ond gall

    i fath o deipio. Efallai fi gael rhai geiriau o'i le, felly Im n chwith i'r bobl i sydd yn darllen hwn Lol ^_^
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 4 Responses Mar 1

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    So proud of being Welsh,

    Cymru Am Byth!!!!!!!!!!!!
    catskane85 catskane85 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    I moved out of Porthmadog last year to go to

    school in Canada and oh do I miss it. I miss home, I miss being next to the water and the criccieth castle. I miss Gwynned. I miss my small house. I miss the ambiance of the town. I mean there were a lot of tourist but they they're pretty easy to ignore if you try hard enough...
    helpuslive helpuslive 18-21, F Dec 17, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25

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    Technically English- Pleasedon'Tkillme!

    Yes yes, I am technically English, having been born in Swindon, but I've lived in Wales for 10 years now, and this feels like home. The thought of moving back to England is weird and alien, I love the mountains, forests, coastline, culture, language and celtic influences of Wales...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    Welsh And Proud

    Cardiff born and bred now living in Bristol but i get home to wales as often as i can,
    ukgirlyboy ukgirlyboy 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    In the 1730's a Welshman came to America with

    10 sons. He was an ancestor of my father.
    JustmeinSeattle JustmeinSeattle 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    Born And Breed

    I was born in the heart of the welsh valleys and lived there for 20 years that makes me welsh born and breed all these people who say oh my parent is from wales or oh i can trace my blood line back to wales  i have to admit make me laugh in my opinion and call me narrow minded...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 7, 2011

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    I can trace my welsh heritage

    and ancestory back to middle ages,I couldn't be more welsh or prouder if I tried.....cymru am byth
    elmafudd76 elmafudd76 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    Its Such a Beautiful Place

    I live in North Wales, a small valley, a mountain behind the house, small river at the bottom, trees, wildlife, I am welsh by ancestry.  I never need to go on holiday, just look out the door each morning to see the world and breath deeply the fresh Welsh air...
    penmin penmin 51-55, F 21 Responses May 27, 2009

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    The only reason I know this is

    because my cousin became Miss N.C. and to participate in the Miss America pageant she had to pass a background check. Can't have any dissidents becoming Miss America can we? Well, we came to find out that one of our ancestors was some cat named John Bradshaw. He had to be an...
    jbeastley jbeastley 51-55, M Jan 30, 2014

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    Proud To Be Welsh...but Stop It With The Sheep Jokes!

    Well, I am Welsh-Scots-Native American...but my surname is Welsh. Anyway, I had a teacher who was Irish American (catholic school) who was very proud of his Irish heritage (and who wouldn't be? Ireland is awesome!) but he certainly favored Irish students over the others. Most...
    suileglasa19 suileglasa19 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    I'm A 35 Yr Old Welshman

    I'm looking for some fun with young local girls. anyone interested?
    mrvladdjones mrvladdjones 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    I Love Holly !

    I love HOLLY  it is the most perfect of trees in Winter. On other trees even the mighty oak - leaves turn brown and drop off.  Holly leaves are the brightest green  and stay green all Winter.  The have the most beautiful red berries and the contrast of the "Holly Green" and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Falch O Fod Yn Gymraeg / Proud To Be Welsh

    Welsh/Cymraeg: Byw mewn gwlad wledig roeddwn yn hapus y bryniau Cymreig yr arfordir, yr wyf yn byw yn nhref Aberystwyth am y 6 mlynedd cyntaf rhyfedd o fy mywyd a ddysgais Gymraeg yn yr ysgol gynradd a rhaid i chi fod Dewi Dragon ein masgot ysgol, ond yn awr yr wyf ddiweddar...
    AlphaMale19 AlphaMale19 22-25, M Sep 24, 2012

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    As Long As We Beat The English.....

    We don't wanna be, Your enemy, But when we're on the field, It's red, white and green, Got beat by the Irish, Got beat by the Scots, The French had a struggle, But you're the one we want, We want... As long as we beat the English, As long as we beat the English, As long as we...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Partial Return

    I am only a quarter Welsh, on my fathers side. I led a very nomadic life but twenty years ago I bought a house in South Wales and have lived there for longer than I ever stayed anywhere else. Over the last couple of years circumstances have caused me to spend most of my time in...
    Pratincole Pratincole 66-70, M Jul 31, 2013

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    Raven Queen

    RAVENS  most intelligent of birds -  understanding natureRAVENS  most beautiful of birds - black - sultry - seductiveRAVENS  most spiritual of birds - chosen of God to feed ElijahRAVENS  most coquettish of birds - bright of eye - smooth of featherRAVENS  most regal of birds...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21, 2011

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    Siarad Cymraeg? All The Chuffing Way!

    Edrych Frank! mae grwp yma i pobol o Cymru.. chuffing marvellous Oes trafodaeth am lloft colomenod yma? neu cyfarwyddiadau i Pabell Len yn y Steddfod eleni? Dosbarth cynganeddu!!!!? I'm dead excited Frank ... rwyf wedi gwirioni yn llwyr, I've forgot where I put my orange...
    Sean8342 Sean8342 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    my name is Gareth Hyde I live in llanbradach

    56school st cf83 3le I love it here in llanbradach
    Garethhyde56cf833le Garethhyde56cf833le 46-50, M May 9

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    Part Welsh, actually.

    But I support the WRU because I played union rules at university. I hope Wales wins the Six Nations. To mix language, Go Cymru!
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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    I'm Proud to Be Welsh!

    I am Welsh from my father-Wortham.  My brother is the quintessential "hairy Welshman," which makes him fun to tease...and so easy to pull hair anywhere!  My father's great grandfather, Hugh, came over and the family settled in Texas, where I was born and...
    hldtheshrooms hldtheshrooms 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    Anyone else in North Wales?

    Not a lot of Americans even know our country exists from my experience. :P
    WaterWave WaterWave 16-17 4 Responses Feb 24

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    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas A Welsh Poet....

    Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 3 Responses May 3

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    Bitter But Proud!

    We are a nation of passionate romantic hardworking human beings.  Our land and people have been raped for centuries by the English and other greedy foreign capitalists.    Bitter but Proud You’re the land that taught me to stand proud In our Celtic hearts we sing so...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 13 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    I'm welsh but I live in America now,

    and I hate it so much. I lived for six years (the first six) in wales and I was the happiest kid alive. The more I go back to visit, the more I hope we'll move back. My dad and mum are thinking of moving back in June and I'm super excited.
    ShainaNichole ShainaNichole 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    I'm not Welsh at all (1/2 English 1/2 South

    African) but I ticked the box because I have a question. me and my friends came over from England to visit Wales and we stayed in the Celtic Manor Resort, And my god Wales is such a beautiful country with great little towns and we really enjoyed ourselves apart from one major...
    TheMadHatteri TheMadHatteri 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 2

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    I'm welsh, I was born here

    and have lived here ever since, I speak welsh and go to a welsh school.
    lishylou123 lishylou123 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    elmafudd76 elmafudd76 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    I Think .. Therefore I Am???

    I have always wondered who my European ancestors were. Where they came from .I was born in Tennessee,and unlike a lot of us American mutts, my folks didn't seem to know a thing about the origins of my family on either side. All I heard were stories about my Cherokee( and a little...
    Hrt4Israel Hrt4Israel 51-55 2 Responses May 30, 2009

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    Centuries Ago My Dad's Forebears Came From Wales To America

    There were a lot of sons so there a lot who inherited the family name - which is well-known in Wales to this day. No Welsh heritage left in the family after a couple centuries or so. I would be interested to some day visit Wales and try to find out just where that branch of the...
    JustmeinSeattle JustmeinSeattle 61-65, M Nov 13, 2013

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    Yn ngeiriau Dafydd Iwan,

    "Dy ni yma o hyd!" And we are, after Romans and Normans ad Saxons, the Welsh are still here! Mae ein iaith dal yma. Our heritage is everywhere. We may not have tens of millions of people, but in the Millennium Stadium, on a Saturday afternoon, against the enemy (the English...
    rtlloyd98 rtlloyd98 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    A Welsh Landscape

    To live in Wales is to be conscious At dusk of the spilled blood That went into the making of the wild sky, Dyeing the immaculate rivers In all their courses. It is to be aware, Above the noisy tractor And hum of the machine Of strife in the strung woods, Vibrant with sped...
    peza peza 51-55, M 9 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    I Wish I Could Speak Welsh

    im welsh but I cant speak much welsh at all and I really wish I could. I had a C in GCSE welsh. but I still cant only have the smallest conversation in welsh. I know the welsh anthem of course but really wish I was a fluent welsh speaker
    riahearne riahearne 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    I am not Welsh, not wholly,

    not really. I ticked a box and EP won't let me un tick it. It's not a shame thing, I am very proud of my Welsh heritage, I just don't think I can claim I am Welsh... 1/4 Welsh (Northern... ) 1/4 English 1/2 Australian (rooting from Scotland & England) Raised British/Australian...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 12, 2014

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    I was talking to some (English) guy at work today, who kindly informed me that Welsh is backwards, insisting that every other language in the world would say “school bus” in...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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