Friday, 11 March 2005


Land of my grandmothers

Another afternoon on the A14 heading west.

I'm not Welsh. My mother and father were born in England. But their mothers were both from south Wales. I'm not so much heading home to the land of my fathers as the land of my grandmothers.

I've got some affinity with the place though. I remembered today the book I had when I was young, "Welsh Myths and Legends". Mum said I knew it inside out, but now not a single story comes to mind.

Every time I hear someone talk in Welsh I always think of Grandma. I don't remember her telling these stories but I can imagine it. However wrong or stereotypical it may be, Wales to me is a land of Grandmothers handing down legend and myth.

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