Friday, February 28, 2014

Aloha to St. David's Day - Patron Saint of Wales

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March 1 is St. David's Day - Dydd Gŵyl Dewi - the Patron Saint of Wales. He was a home grown priest who lived a simply life in the 6th century. Yet he brought hope to the people of Wales from the Middle Ages to Modern Times. Hubby and I visited Wales in 2008 ... and I share those photos of our visitis to historical sites cared by CADW - the guardian of Welsh heritage (link).

The Roman Amphitheater at Caerleon

Caerphilly Castle, 
guarding the town famous for its cheese

A Victorian sink in Castle Coch

The clock tower at Cardiff Castle

Tintern Abbey, founded in 1131 for Cisercian monks

Have you read any books (of any genre) set in Wales?


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

White Castle (sans hamburgers)


  1. I've read several historical romances set in Wales, but quite often the English are the bad guys which is hard to reconcile with the other books I read. I'd love to really visit Wales someday.

  2. Love the sink. I want to visit Wales, too.

  3. I don't think I have read any set in Wales. One of my neighbors is from Wales and I love to hear her stories of life back there.

  4. I've read a number of Historical novels that were set partly in Wales.

  5. I have read many novels set in Wales. They are very intriguing. I did have the chance to visit once.

  6. I'm sure I've read one historical romance set in Wales....

  7. I've read a few historical romances set in Wales, too. Of course, like Di said above, the English were always the bad boys.

    I was born in Kington, Herefordshire, which is a Welsh border town 2 miles from the border of Wales. We moved to London when I was four. One of my sisters' lives in Lyonshall, which is just under 3 miles from Kington.

    I can't see any of your pictures above. They're just blank boxes.

  8. I can't think of any in particular that I've read about Wales but I'm sure I would enjoy that setting.

  9. Can't think of any off-hand but am sure I have read some regency romances set in Wales.
    That sink is something else... but not loving the side additions to it.

  10. Such beautiful pictures, Kim!
    I don't recall reading any that feature Wales.