In the press box, before kick-off at the TNS FC v Bala Town game, I heard the words “Noswaith dda” and looking up, there was Hannah Jones standing beside me. Hannah is the media officer at Bala Town, and I must add, does a great job.
She then said to me, “I saw this and thought of you” as she held out a chocolate bar. As I looked at the wrapper, I immediately connected with her statement. It had a number of Welsh words on it, as you can see from the image above, plus what they mean in English.
As well as her involvement with the Lakesiders, Hannah also runs her own website design business, and one of her clients is Gwynned Confectioners, based in Bala, which is where the chocolate bar came from.
It didn’t take long for the contents to be devoured, as asking my TNS FC media partner-in-crime Sam Wood if he wanted the slab, he didn’t need a second invitation.
It was great to see Hannah again; I’ve got on very well with her since I first became involved with Welsh football. She’s also very much aware of my journey in learning the Welsh language, hence the comment that forms the headline.
One thing on my bucket list is to do an interview in Welsh and that’s on the agenda next time I see Hannah. I’m sure both our teams will be in the top six come the split, so that’s pencilled in for the New Year.
That’s me doing the interviewing, by the way. In the meantime, it looks like I will be getting plenty of practise with our manager, Scott Ruscoe! Noswaith dda means good evening, by the way.
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