Today finds me still in Wales, land of castles, sheep, occasionally dodgy internet connections (hence the spud-sunday-on-a-monday-again, oops!) and of long and hard-to-pronounce place names, like this one:
The Welsh word for potato – tatw (pronounced ta-tu) – is, luckily for me, much less of a mouthful. I learned that and a lot more whilst eating my way around picturesque North Wales these past few days and attending their True Taste national food awards. However, as I’m still (literally) digesting it all, I shall have to return at a later date to fill you in proper-like.
And I thought Ireland had difficult-to-pronounce place names!
I was trying to read this on the iPhone (ha ha ha) and had to put it down and fire up the big screen to read that village name. I can’t wait to read more about the tatw… and True Taste. I am sure you had a wonderful time, despite the bockety internet.
an you imagine tufting to address alerted to one of those fine folks! GREG
I hate auto correct. I mean to say “can you imagine trying to address a letter to one of those fine folks”. GREG
Aine: clearly we don’t by a long shot :)
Móna: That name requires a very wide screen indeed :D I did, of course, have a lovely time and the internet was only occasionally and inconveniently bockety – alas, it just shows how technology-dependent I have become!
Greg: Good job you put in the manual correction – I would have been stumped trying to figure out just what you meant by tufting an address :D
What whirlpool? And even if it is a weird language, shouldn’t it be Against the Rules to have four Ls in a row in a word?!
Maybe the sheep had something to do with it…? ;)
Those double double L’s are a real killer! And it’s not like they make a simple ‘L’ sound either – no sirree. Maybe you’re right and it’s the sound some poor unfortunate sheep made when they got trapped in that fierce whirlpool… :D
Your weekend in Wales must have been fun, fun & fun! Thanks for sharing a bit of it with us!
Hey Sophie my friend! I had a lovely weekend indeed and I hope to share more of it with you all soon :)