Thursday, 8 May 2008

Senedd Circular w/b 04 May 2008: Rounding Up the Blogs

Matt Wardman has been rounding up the daffodils earlier and Miss Wagstaff had a night on the tiles (allegedly). So this is “Matt” standing in this week with a special “link blog” Senedd Circular roundup.

Blog Snippets

Rounding up the Daffodils/cennin Pedr

There’s a big kerfuffle happening about cennin Pedr and why they should be purchased in Wales and not imported from foreign climes such as Cornwall (for example). Read these links to understand:

I wonder whether someone is going to appeal for a European Union Protected Designation for daffodils as Welsh. If so - prepare to get sued by the Ghost of Wordsworth .

In would be more fun if the Welsh did “red-faced nationalists on the point of exploding”. Unfortunately they don’t; that’s just Tunbridge Wells, a certain brand of Conservative, and Alex.

The Gossip

And - on the gossip front - I only just tumbled to the fact that Blamerbell the Underpants is a sibling of young Ms Jenkins from the Senedd .

Ordovicius tells me that “everyone (apart from me, apparently - pity the English) knows about “the Jenkins Clan from the Rhondda”. [I thought they were from Merthyr]

Isaac Asimov had a race from outer space called the Jenkinsites who survived by carrying a cylinder of cyanide gas to breathe - as that was the atmosphere on their home planet. I’m sure there’s no connection - the Asimov Jenkinsites also had six legs and a carapace.

Wrapping Up

Ok - enough. Miss Wagstaff is back next week.


bethan 9 May 2008 at 14:28  

The Jenkins clan? There's only two of us?! And we grew up in Merthyr, not Rhondda...hmmm

Miss Wagstaff 9 May 2008 at 17:30  

That's Matt for you. He doesn't know his Rhondda from his Merthyr. I've managed to correct him in my version of his post. :)

heolgerrig ferch 9 May 2008 at 17:45  

Yep they grew up in Heolgerrig their dad is Mike Jenkins who heads up the red poets and is a great guy,Their mam is a talented musician and activist.

Matt Wardman 12 May 2008 at 03:26  

Oi !

>their dad is Mike Jenkins who heads up the red poets and is a great guy,Their mam is a talented musician and activist.

Sounds like a clan to me ... at least for the purposes of the gossip section.

>Merthyr not Rhondda

I'm not getting into this (I hope), but I had a chat with Ordo on Google Chat, since it was him I was quoting.

"Rhondda" was based mainly on Wikipedia's "Born in Aberdare" and schooled at "Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, near Pontypridd". Both are in the Rhondda.

But if the lady would like it changed...



Anonymous 12 May 2008 at 10:09  

Born in Aberdare. From Merthyr.

bethan 14 May 2008 at 11:38  

but I lived in Merthyr all my life. That's how it is!

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