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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Pen-Blwydd Hapus

Forty Nine today and what a lovely day I've had. I've essentially been on my own to enjoy the sunshine and do as I like as our son has been at school and my husband away in Germany with work!

I spent most of my childhood living in Wales so I did study Welsh at school for a couple of years, but I confess I don't know much now, although pronounciation is somewhat easier having studied the basics at a young age.

Anyway one of my friends lives there and is a Welsh speaker and in her card she wrote Pen-Blwydd Hapus which means of course Happy Birthday so I have been saying it all day. Just looked up the constituent words of Pen-Blwydd to find they mean, supreme and year of age so not birth and day at all. Bit like Dragonfly is Gwas Y Neidr which literally means servant of the snake. Work that one out!

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, glad to hear you've had a good birthday. The photo is lovely. I think the Welsh way of wishing you have a supreme year of age sounds just perfect to me :) Elizabeth xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's about 6 p.m. here in California, so it's still your birthday! Happy, Happy and many more! I love your card and your cake. Celebrate it big time when hubby gets home!!