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Where is BMC gone??????

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damama Tue 06-Jun-06 11:28:46

So I was planning a quick tea break squiz at bad mothers club but cannot get there can I play with yuo gals while I drink my cuppa and have a skive purleeeease?

WelshBoris Tue 06-Jun-06 11:29:40

yeah cwtch up and have a cuppa

damama Tue 06-Jun-06 11:30:47

aw I do love a cwtch me, its nice to see a fellow welshy too, how are you bach?

Aero Tue 06-Jun-06 11:31:40

Course you can. Drag up a chair and indulge.

WelshBoris Tue 06-Jun-06 11:31:49

I dont know you were Welsh! Im in Swansea, do you still live in Gods Country?

Beetroot Tue 06-Jun-06 11:32:35

ooerr yes it has gone hasn't it

damama Tue 06-Jun-06 11:34:00

Yup indeedy boris, although being from Swansea you might call it "the little England beyond Wales" but I consider myself one of the lucky few all the same!

WelshBoris Tue 06-Jun-06 11:39:51

youre from swansea?

damama Tue 06-Jun-06 11:44:45

noooooooooooo, Pembrokeshire, I remember going out with a boy from Bridgend when I was in Uni, he asked me where I was from and I said Wales, then he asked where and I told him Pembrokeshire, he informed me, none too politely that Pembrokeshire could not be counted as Welsh as it was "the little England beyond Wales" and from then on refused to accept I was indeed Welsh. Now I come to think about it he was a bit odd. We didnt go out for long lol! How is Swansea today?

WelshBoris Tue 06-Jun-06 11:47:33

I love pembroke, youre very lucky.
Tenby, Sandersfoot are all lovely

Swansea is great thanks, its meant to be heat wave again this weekend might take DD to Caswell

moondog Tue 06-Jun-06 11:49:02

Well lots of dh's family are from Pembroke and are as Cymreig as you can get.

damama Tue 06-Jun-06 11:50:17

nice, I was contemplating the beach or Folly Farm for the weekend for ds but who knows, by then it will probably be pissing it down lol!

Right tea drunk, skiving done (for now)

Thanks for having me, it was very pleasant indeed

ttfn xxx

WelshBoris Tue 06-Jun-06 11:51:13

see you soon x

damama Tue 06-Jun-06 11:54:05

popped back to add, there are areas of Pembrokeshire that are so welsh its unreal, but a lot of people dont consider us v welsh because really our ancestors are flemish and there was never a Welsh comunity this far west. A bit of boring trivia for you: Welsh has never been the main language of Pembrokeshire despite the fact that some area, Mathry and in the hills etc speak Welsh. So there you go, Lesson over children!

My history teacher would be proud!

damama Tue 06-Jun-06 11:54:06

popped back to add, there are areas of Pembrokeshire that are so welsh its unreal, but a lot of people dont consider us v welsh because really our ancestors are flemish and there was never a Welsh comunity this far west. A bit of boring trivia for you: Welsh has never been the main language of Pembrokeshire despite the fact that some area, Mathry and in the hills etc speak Welsh. So there you go, Lesson over children!

My history teacher would be proud!

WelshBoris Tue 06-Jun-06 11:56:14

I didnt know that about the Flemish connection

moondog Tue 06-Jun-06 12:01:21

How do yuo mean,damama?
Are you saying there has been a Flemish community there for a long while?
How long?

damama Tue 06-Jun-06 12:03:58

Oh see I am never going to get any work done!

My memory is sketchy from my school days but I beleive thats the case, there were a lot of English settlers here too, sent by various Kings to keep a foot in Wales I guess or perhaps they were all kind of pushed this way by the welsh im not sure, Pembroke Castle I think was prominent. Like I say my memory is sketchy but that is why we are not too welshy compared with other areas and why it is quite funny that some of the backwater North Pembrokeshire villages are so very welsh orientated when they have little actual Welsh history.







I am going to get lynched for that remark arent I

moondog Tue 06-Jun-06 12:05:32

No,am feeling generous in spirit today.
Most intersting.I know about the Little England thing of course but will need to do a bit more research next time I am down there.
(I'm in Caernarfon)

WelshBoris Tue 06-Jun-06 12:06:15

here

havent time to read this as im in work but have a look at that moondog

damama Tue 06-Jun-06 12:09:11

Thank goodness for that link Boris! You know what its like when you say something you are sure is true but as you have to explain it you realise that maybe you are talking out of your arse and actually dreamed it all? Well thats what happened to me! But there it is in black and white and other colours so I did retain some knowledge in school!

moondog Tue 06-Jun-06 13:46:03

Gosh,thanks for that link WB.
How fascinating.
I always knew there was something I didn't like about the Flemish.

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