1) How has this unusually hot and dry weather affecting you or where you live?
I don’t know if Aberystwyth is hotter than other places I’ve lived in Wales, but this last fortnight has really hit me for six! I’ve been taking ice cold showers twice a day.
I really don’t handle being hot all that well! My ideal temperature is a nice aircon room set at 17 degrees. I am melting!!!
2) Where is the most unexpected place you have ever found lasting friendship?
I have to say, this forum! As I have this morning been hoovering the room that @Novem will staying in for a couple of days from Sunday onwards - the idea that a simple language learning method/forum has opened up so many friendships for us, and the idea that someone from Finland is coming to stay with us and communicate through a language we both didn’t even speak a couple of years ago is just mind-boggling!!
3) Invent your ideal summer festival.
When I was a bit younger, this would have been a music-only affair, but as I’ve grown older I’ve come to enjoy other things as well.
I guess my perfect summer festival would be a weird amalgamation of three different festivals into one super festival…
Maes B - providing the music.
Hay - providing the books.
Machynlleth Comedy Festival - providing the comedy.
If this could all take place in a big field no less than 5 miles from Aberystwyth this would be perfect!! If anyone has an actual name for this, I would be massively grateful - as “Mach B Hay Festival” would sell NO tickets at all.
4) What ar the first things that come to mind when you hear the following words -
Canu - Iestyn.
Pam? - Fi Duw, the short lived teen drama of the 90s.
Gorffennaf - Boiling.
Nos da - Sleep
Gwneud - Say Something in Welsh.
5) You may find it difficult to believe this about me, but once…
I was once in a band with a guy who ended up writing songs for an ex-member of a “guitar boy band”, that “guitar boy band” got back together eventually. My friend ended up using the basis for one of our songs in one of his songs, and it got to Number 3 in the UK Top 40. Unfortunately singles make literally no money, and the album crashed… but I did make about £200 in the process through royalties!!!
6) What is the ideal addition to toast?
I’m going to go with cheese!