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29 Things You'll Remember If You Grew Up In Wales

It's absolutely lush, Cymru.

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1. Watching S4C every day when you got home from school.

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And being totally addicted to "Pobol Y Cwm", "Sali Mali", and "Jac Y Jwc".

2. Hoping that one day you'd have a fast Internet connection or at least 3G.

3. Describing everything as either "lush" or "minging".

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And telling people, "I'll be there now in a minute."

4. Dressing like this for St David's Day.

And spending the day eating cawl, reciting poems, and singing in the Eisteddfodau.
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And spending the day eating cawl, reciting poems, and singing in the Eisteddfodau.

5. Being terrified of taking part in the Eisteddfod.

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Reciting Welsh poems, singing Welsh songs, traditional Welsh folk dancing, and playing instruments was pretty intimidating.

6. Your nan calling you "cariad bach i".

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<3 "My little sweetheart." <3

7. And then giving you a cwtch.

&quot;Cwtch&quot; is Welsh for an affectionate hug.
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"Cwtch" is Welsh for an affectionate hug.

8. Getting really into rugby.

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Which was always pretty easy because Wales are awesome. Provided we overlook Fiji 2007.

9. Knowing that rugby is probably the cause of your love-hate relationship with the English.

10. Your Mamgu's home made Welsh cakes being the best food in the world.

They&#x27;re made with raisins, nutmeg, and cinnamon and can be served hot or cold.
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They're made with raisins, nutmeg, and cinnamon and can be served hot or cold.

11. Except maybe her cawl.

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This broth usually consists of tatties, carrot, swede, and salted beef.

12. Or her bara brith.

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That's a traditional Welsh fruity loaf, which is typically served with butter.

13. Learning how to say "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch".

That&#x27;s pretty much the only thing you still remember from years of Welsh lessons.
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That's pretty much the only thing you still remember from years of Welsh lessons.

14. That, and being able to say, "Rydw i'n hoffi coffi".

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"I like coffee."

15. Studying the great Dylan Thomas at school.

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16. Going on a school trip to Castell Henllys.

And getting your face painted with your "element spirit" the Iron Age Hill Fort. Not to mention building a wall out of poo.

17. Being really excited when you found out that elvish is based on Welsh.

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And Finnish. But Welsh!

18. Going on day trips to Oakwood with your friends.

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19. And Snowdonia with your family.

20. Knowing at least 10 farmers.

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Who were all called Williams, Thomas, Jones, or Evans.

21. Getting used to everyone outside of Wales assuming you're from the Valleys.

22. Or Barry Island.

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23. Being surrounded by mountains, sheep, and rain.

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That's not just a stereotype.

24. And never living more than 75 miles from the sea.

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25. Knowing all the words to "Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau".

But struggling to recite &quot;Ein Tad&quot;.
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But struggling to recite "Ein Tad".

26. Learning to drive because public transport simply wasn't an option.

It was either always late. Or it just didn&#x27;t exist.
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It was either always late. Or it just didn't exist.

27. And how else were you going to get to Chippy Lane in Cardiff?

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28. Going on an Urdd activity camp.

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And never getting tired of Llangrannog and "Hey Mistar Urdd?".

29. But most of all, knowing that the Severn Bridge toll is absolutely worth it, because there's no place like Cymru.

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