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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 Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, 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. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. 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!!