To @jonathan_simcock_7 for being named as one of the new (blue robe) members of the Gorsedd today. This is in recognition for his work in promoting the learning of welsh in the English east midlands.
Big congrats @jonathan_simcock_7!
Hollol wych - llongyfarchiadau mawr iawn, Jon!
Llongyfarchiadau @jonathan_simcock_7 !
Hybu’r hen iaith yn Nwyrain Canolbarth Lloegr!
I can still remember, fel tasa’ hi ddoe (like it were yesterday), my very first Welsh conversatiohs (except for very brief stutterings at chip shops and the like) after three months of SSiW, back in 2015, when Jonathan Simcock happened to be visiting the Manchester SSiW monthly gathering.
Jon was really encouraging and very patient with my faltering Welsh, as it felt back then. He helpfully interjected with missing words when I asked, but otherwise allowed me to knock together my clumsy sentences in my own style and responded positively to everything.
Thanks, Jon, and congratulations.
@jonathan_simcock_7 ardderchog - yr hen iaith ddyry gychwyn
Thanks everybody for your kind words! Diolch i bawb am eich geiriau caredig!