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Friday, December 21, 2007

Croeso i Heledd / Welcome to Heledd

For the second time in as many months I was presented with a grandchild - this time a grandaughter from younger son Carwyn and his wife Kathryn (the first grandchild is here).

Born in Carmarthen on 6th Decemeber she is named Heledd Non Tywyn. Carwyn writes: "I can confirm that 'Tywyn' will be Heledd's formal surname. Tywyn is taken from 'Porth Tywyn', the Welsh name for our new location, Burry Port....It has not been uncommon for some Welsh speaking families to create a new surname from an existing place name".

Carwyn with mother Eurgain in his birth town of Leicester

Carwyn (in red) with (left to right) Great Aunt Ceinwen; Grandfather ("Taid") the Rev. Iorwerth Jones; Grandmother ("Nain") Nesta Jones; brother Alun and mother Eurgain

Slightly uncertain of the snow...

Carwyn the football fan - arriving at Glasgow Central station at about 5.00am on a freezing Saturday morning

Carwyn catches a bigger fish than his dad!

Carwyn and wife Kathryn graduate together with their doctorate degrees from Cardiff University

Heledd with mother Kathryn

Carwyn the father


Blogger lorenzothellama said...

That's wonderful Jim! You must be so proud of them. I'll write more later when I have a moment. Expecting visitors any moment!
Lorenzo. xx

12:30 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2006 said...

What a beautiful wee girl. Congratulations to all the family on the new arrival. What a wonderful 'Christmas present'.

4:00 pm  
Anonymous May said...

She is very cute and she looks like her father.


4:27 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

Many, many congratulations, what a joy for you all.

Happy winter solstice wishes to you too Maalie.

5:40 pm  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

Good for you and what a lovely little fella he looks! What a nice early Christmas present for you!

Running in Exmoor? It sounds as though you are just as fit as your sister lorenzybum!

That Irish break looks nice, what better way to spend an evening by a peat fire or propping up the bar in that cosy pub!

Have a good Christmas break.

Kind regards


10:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurray for little cousin Heledd!


5:24 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

And hurray for second cousin once removed from Allan.

11:43 am  
Blogger Tina said...

Congratulations again on your second grandchild and congratulations to Carwyn and Katherine! Beautiful baby!

1:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the kind regards everyone from baby Heledd (n.b. "dd" at the end of Heledd is pronounced as a hard English "th" (as in "these, those, they" etc).

Happy solstice Maalie. Hope you enjoyed your "build your own Stonehenge" kit from us. Any chance of a photo of the finished item?

You'll see that I'm back to developing my RL website, it will be a sort of shrine to my previous harping and academic careers. We now have a scanner so look out for some of my interesting old gig memorabilia coming soon!

6:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came over from Penless Writer. I have seen your comments several times and have decided to *check out* your blog!

Congratulations on the Heledd.

I realized that I am not signed in, but I would just comment anyhow.

I think that maybe your questions left on Susan's blog are more to challenge others to firm up their beliefs. I have wondered many others reasons and hope I am not putting words in your mouth. Otherwise why persist?

Anyhow welcome new baby to the entire husbands birthday is the 25th so I am partial to December births!


9:04 pm  

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