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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Junk Journaling too. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing, but am plagued by a bad back. I like walking which I couple with Geocaching and sometimes Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I guess I am officially retired now. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

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!


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 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!!