Saturday, December 22, 2018

Nadolig Llawen (Merry Christmas) from Wales by Cathy Ace

The women of the WISE Enquiries Agency wish you all a very Happy Christmas - wherever in the world you might be at this time of year. Hello - my name's Mavis - Mavis MacDonald, and I'm one of the four women who run this private investigations agency here in Wales.

Yes, we'll all be in Wales for Christmas this year, and we've been invited to join Henry, the eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, and his happily pregnant wife, the duchess Stephanie, for a festive meal at Chellingworth Hall, immediately after the Christmas morning service at St David's church in the village of Anwen-by-Wye.

Carol Hill will, of course, bring baby Albert, and her husband David, while Tudor Evans - landlord at the Lamb and Flag pub in the village - will join Annie Parker as her guest. Alexander Bright will be joining Christine Wilson-Smythe and her parents - the Viscount and Viscountess - will also be attending. I'll be be attending alone, though I'll probably spend most of my time chatting with my friend and "house-mate" Althea, the dowager duchess. It should be a jolly time.

Here, in Wales, there are lots of Christmas traditions, and I believe there'll be a few marked in the village. I'm a Scot, so for us Hogmanay (New Year's Eve) is a bigger event, but I'll fall in with whatever they want me to do here...just as long as I can have the odd wee dram, I'll be happy.

One bit of Welsh I've learned is Nadolig Llawen, which means Merry Christmas, so I expect I'll use that a lot over the next few days - not a bad thing.  And I wish it to you, on behalf of all of we WISE women. 

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  1. I always wanted learn Welsh. It sounds beautiful
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  2. Merry Christmas all.


  3. Sounds like a fun and beautiful Christmas.

  4. I visited Wales and stayed at a B and B...wonderful!! Merry Christmas...