ROW80 – Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus!

Hello, my lovely ROWers, Happy St. David’s Day!

Or “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus,” as they say in Wales, as it’s the day of their patron saint.

When I was living in the UK, I got to spend time in some of its most beautiful corners. I’ve lived close to the Lake District, called Cumbria and Merseyside my home, spent weekends in Scotland, worked in Lancashire and spend a lot of time driving through remote little villages in Yorkshire.

But Wales, mostly North Wales, but Wales nonetheless, will always have a special place in my heart as I have many fond memories of Llandudno, Llangollen, Conwy, Caernarfon, Betws-y-Coed, Colwyn Bay and all the places in-between.

Through my travels there I tried to pick up a bit of the language. I can pronounce place names (that’s a feat in itself), recognise the most used words on signs (though don’t ask me to try and pronounce “Gwasanaethau” – I’m sticking to the English “Services” as in motorway services) and I know some greetings. Cymru (Wales) is a beautiful place and Cymraeg (Welsh) a really interesting language.


On Monday, I posted a long To Do List for this week, in order to hold myself accountable and track my progress.

So how did I do?

  • Write & Submit CCC502 Assignment #3 by 25/02
  • Attend TTIP seminar on 25/02
  • Complete Cultural Studies Module #2 by 26/02
  • Complete International Development Module #1 by 27/02
  • Write & Submit MA501 Assignment #3 by 28/02
  • Complete Theatre & Globalisation Module #2 by 28/02
  • Complete Filmmaking Module #2 & #3 by 01/03
  • Complete Global Health & Humanitarianism Module #1 by 01/03
  • Write 2 short stories
  • Update ROW80 Wednesday
  • Write Weekend Coffee Share on Saturday
  • Update ROW80 Sunday (that’s this post)
  • Schedule next week’s blog posts
  • Read The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss

Oh, and it was my turn this month to clean the house (4 floors including basement where I live) top to bottom (basement, laundry/airing room, stairs, attic) and I did that on Friday.


This only leaves me with Filmmaking #3 to get through today, plus a bit of writing and reading. Not bad at all, then! I’m really chuffed about that!

I’ve also set up a Signature Track profile on Coursera in order to earn Verified Certificates on some of my MOOC’s which I’m treating like Elective / Supplement Courses to my official studies. This first verified course will be Global Health & Humanitarianism at the University of Manchester.

I’m off to town to have lunch with a friend. Then it’s a maximum of 3 hours studying to get through and then I’ll put my feet up and grab my book. And a cold beer from the fridge. I feel like I deserve one.

Check out the other ROWers!

Cymru am byth!

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