Happy St David’s Day!

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There’s been a lot happening lately in the Morris bubble, leaving little or no time for me to blog. I just thought I’d stop by today to wish everyone a Happy St David’s Day. St David is the patron saint of Wales, and the daffodil (pictured above) is the national flower of Wales.

St David lived in the 6th century in Wales and his day is celebrated by wearing daffodils, eating Welsh cakes, and perhaps some leeks, and of course singing the rousing Welsh national anthem. This year Google is celebrating too with one of its doodles:

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As you may or may not know, I am Welsh, but manage to live very happily in the foreign land of England. I have taken steps to assimilate into my new home by always speaking the English language and adopting local customs such as complaining about the weather and drinking tea.

Traditionally the daffodil flowers on 1st March, but in recent years our daffodils have been huddling for warmth until well after their due date. This year however, although we’ve had a frosty and even snowy winter, February has been mild, and so the daffodils in our garden are here on time to share their spring colour with us.

I’ll just finish this post by wishing you all,

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

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12 responses to “Happy St David’s Day!

  1. Happy DYDD GWYL to you too, Steve. Welsh looks a lot like my daughter’s text messages. Gary

  2. The daughter of our next door neighbors lives in Wales with her husband.

  3. We still have snow and ice here in upstate NY, with temp at -1 F (-18 C) a couple of nights ago. But the days are getting longer, nearly 12 hours of daylight per day, and when the sun it out it and the wind calms down, it’s actually pretty nice outside. Good to hear from you and love those daffodils!

  4. Happy Belated St. David’s Day. And fdjkajDioe to you too! 😉

    BTW, what is a Welsh cake? Funny, I don’t know what it is or what’s in it, but I want it already. Going to raid the kitchen. Probably end up with something lame like an Oreo cookie.

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