“Didn’t we have a lovely time, The day we went to Bangor. A beautiful day, we had lunch on the way And all for under a pound, you know That on the way back I cuddled with Jack And we opened a bottle of cider Singing a few of our favourite songs As the wheels went around. Do you recall the thrill of it all, As we walked along the seafront Then on the sand we heard a brass band That made a tiddly tum ta ra ra Elsie and me had one cup of tea Then we took a paddling boat out Thrashing away as we sailed round the bay As the wheels went around”
If you listen carefully you will often hear many a Welsh man (and woman) whisper of something know as Hiraeth. It has no direct English translation but is sort of like a longing, nostalgia and wistful yearning for Wales. This series is my own way of embracing my feelings of hiraeth and sharing just a little bit of my magical Wales with you.
If you feel your own hiraeth welling up inside and fancy a bit of Wales on your walls then why not pop on over to my Etsy shop to see what you can find?