Sorry, did not get chance to post (or even read ) this thread again before getting ready to set off on my Excellent Adventure to/in the Llyn.
IIRC, I applied for a ticket when I was still pumped up by the April Bootcamp experience and full of confidence to try anything and everything Welsh.
However, I didn’t seem to hear anything further after the initial acknowledgement, then as time went by that pumped-up confidence seemed to be leaking away and the logistical problems of actually getting there were looming large, so I wouldn’t have minded (in one sense) if they’d told me I hadn’t made the short list. Public transport seemed to be a non-starter, and I didn’t think I’d get permission from The Boss to steal the car for 2 days (she couldn’t come because of other commitments). However, early this week I got a phone call from the Nant, and had to pretty quickly make up my mind whether to go or not, and I decided I’d make it happen one way or another.
Fortunately, The Boss gave the green light, and the weather was co-operative, and I had the pleasure of driving through some stunning scenery on almost deserted lovely windy Welsh “A” roads. It was touch and go whether I’d get there on time as my navigation isn’t the best, and inevitably it took longer than it should have, but I made it for the welcoming drinks and the show, and had time to chat to a friendly group of learners from (mostly I think) Ynys Mon, before things got going properly.
After the show, I had the pleasure of meeting one half of the Fab Four, and (thanks for the introduction Aran!) also the lovely Nia Parry, who surprised, but very definitely delighted me with a little sws on the cheek! (I’m definitely smitten now! ).
And for those who have not met her, she is just as lovely, bubbly and encouraging in real life as on the screen, if not more so.
Matt also seems like a really nice guy, although I didn’t get the chance to speak to him (and definitely no sws! - I wouldn’t have minded, but he’s into designer stubble ).
Was more than half expecting to see Kim there somehow. His absence was the only slight disappointment of the evening.
I reluctantly dragged myself away at about 2am, but the party was still in full swing!