That's pre-Christmas Christmas 2019 done and dusted then. Wicked limoncello and elderflower combo did us grown ups in...(cue long snooze!)! and the night ended with a version of the Rizla Game,...Evil Triv..(sooo much better than traditional!).. and now it's just me with a guitar! #christmas#wales#nightall 🎅🎅
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Delicious celebratory lunch at The Gwesty Gadlys Hotel today in #Cemaes with two of my favourite young men. Thank you John, Sean, Debbie and family for the warm welcome. #YnysMôn#Anglesey#Wales#Cymru 🏴
The village that lost its children.
for. kaitlyn, ali, jade, sofia,
nina, louise, carolane, bethany,
jackie, zoé, ari, videl & tagged 🥺
ac. @lunervie cc. ecrovse
ib. @revxsser 💗
Aberfan was a mining village in the south of Wales. You could always hear the children playing outside according to an Aberfan mother. On October 21st 1966, there was a catastrophic collapse of a coal tip. It slid downhill, killing 116 children & 28 adults. There had been warnings about this coal tip by the parents of those children at Pantglas Junior School. Half of the survivors of this immense catastrophe have PTSD. Jeff Edwards was the last child to be found alive, he said he "could hear crying and screaming. As time went on they got quieter and quieter as children died, they were buried and running out of air." Elizabeth II visited Aberfan 8 days after the disaster and it remains one of her biggest regrets that she didn’t go sooner. I believe the saddest part of this story is that this accident was PREVENTABLE. If only people had chosen to listen. Choose to listen.
Nestled in beautiful Wales and one of Europe’s youngest capital cities, Cardiff has plenty of attitude. From amazing attractions to radical sports, it is the perfect destination for a city break. Here are some facts about Cardiff that might surprise you.
1. Cardiff is the capital of Wales and the UK’s 11th largest city.
2. The city is visited by 18 million tourists every year.
3. It’s the 6th most booked city here at Citybase…
4. …and, according to Visit Britain, the 11th most visited city by international tourists in the UK.
5. In 2011, National Geographic ranked Cardiff the 6th alternative tourist destination in the world.
6. In 2009, Your Magazine voted Cardiff one of the top places to visit because of its attractions and how close they were to each other.
7. 10% of the population in Cardiff speaks Welsh as well as English. Great efforts have been made recently to preserve this language, which UN (United Nations) at some point considered endangered.
8. Cardiff was the first Fair Trade capital in the world.
9. The city has on average more hours of sunlight than Milan!
10. Cardiff is also known as the City of Arcades. It has the biggest concentration of Victorian, Edwardian and modern-day indoor shopping arcades in Britain.
11. Principality Stadium has one of the largest sliding roofs in the world and is the second-largest stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof. It also currently uses falcons to scare off pigeons and small birds.
12. St David’s Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK.
13. Cardiff claims to have more castles than any other city in the world. There are three still standing inside the city itself – Cardiff Castle, Castell Coch and St Fagans Castle – and there are a further 23 in the surrounding Glamorgan County.
14. The city has the oldest record store in the world. Spiller’s dates back to 1894 and it used to sell wax records for the newly invented phonograph!
15. Cardiff has more green spaces per person than any other UK core city.