Wednesday, 17 March 2010

St Patrick's Day

I have many fond memories of my time living in Camden, London. The highlight of the year was St Patrick’s Day. I must admit I over indulged on the Black Stuff but the real experience was the Craic (which is one of those words like Hwyl which if you can explain it in English you don’t know what it means.). The only thing that spoiled the day was that we Welsh couldn’t do the same on St David's day. The fact that it's not a national holiday doesn't help: but since the inception of the Assembly the whole Idea of Welsh identity has grown. We will never match the truly International flavour of St Patrick’s Day but perhaps one day we will be able to hold our heads high as we join our cousins across the sea.

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