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Yn y rhaglen hon byddwn yn ymweld ag Ynys Mon a'r cyffiniau. Join Nia Parry in this series for Welsh learners that takes us on a journey around Wales. In this programme she visi...


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-Hello!

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-Today, I'm on Anglesey...

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-..which is known as Mam Cymru -

-The Mother Of Wales.

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-Welcome to Milltir2.

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-Anglesey is an island

-in the Irish Sea.

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-It's Wales's largest island.

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-Golden beaches and small bays

-cover its coast.

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-Thousands of visitors flock here

-every year to enjoy the seaside.

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-Anglesey is the island of saints

-and their names are everywhere.

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-Cybi and Seiriol

-were two of Anglesey's saints.

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-Saint Cybi lived on Cybi Island...

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-..and Saint Seiriol lived

-on Ynys Seiriol, or Puffin Island.

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-Saint Dwynwen,

-the Welsh patron saint of lovers...

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-..lived on Llanddwyn Island,

-off Anglesey.

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-Here I am, on Anglesey.

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-I was raised on this island

-until I was five years old.

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-I'll talk to some local people...

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-..and look back at clips from S4C

-programmes which were filmed here.

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-Coming up, Julian Lewis Jones talks

-about his childhood on Anglesey...

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-..and his love of the sea

-and of fishing.

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-I chat to Danielle Thomas, one of

-the [email protected] 2013 learners.

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-Amazing Anglesey architecture,

-with Aled Sam and Greg Stevenson.

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-A peek inside the wardrobe

-of Audrey Mechell.

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-And Bryn Williams

-visits Anglesey Sea Salt.

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-For help to follow the programme,

-take a look at our website...

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-..or download the Dal Ati app.

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-This is the Menai Strait...

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-..the narrow stretch of water which

-separates Gwynedd, on that side...

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-..and Anglesey.

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-Behind me is Thomas Telford's

-Menai Suspension Bridge.

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-Over there is Robert Stephenson's

-Britannia Bridge.

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-Anglesey is an island of seaside

-villages and rural villages.

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-There are also a few towns here,

-like Holyhead, Llangefni...

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-..Amlwch and Beaumaris.

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-Llangefni is the county town

-of Anglesey.

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-Over 80% of its population

-of over 5,000 people speak Welsh.

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-Holyhead, or Caergybi,

-is the island's largest town.

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-It has a population of over 11,000.

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-Holyhead developed as a ferry port

-linking Ireland and Britain.

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-Fewer people speak Welsh here.

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-The quiet town of Amlwch

-has a population of 2,600.

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-Things were different 200 years ago

-when the port was very busy...

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-..thanks to the copper mine

-on nearby Parys Mountain.

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-Beaumaris is a holiday town with

-a population of just over 2,000.

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-The town was build around the castle

-built by King Edward I.

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-This interesting area

-draws thousands of tourists...

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-..to its beaches

-and to its countless attractions.

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-As you'll see, lots of interesting

-characters live on this island.

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-Danielle Thomas is a Wrexham girl

-who now lives on Anglesey.

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-She was one of the

-[email protected] 2013 Welsh learners.

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-I chatted to her on Llanddwyn beach

-before she came on the show.

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-I'd like to speak to Steffan

-and my father-in-law in Welsh.

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-I can't get past that barrier and

-[email protected] can give me confidence.

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-If I can do it in front of everyone

-else, why can't I do it for them?

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-You've got a lot of support.

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-You've got people

-with whom you can speak Welsh.

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-Yes, definitely,

-and I'm in a really Welsh area.

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-So, you know, I try to speak Welsh

-when I'm at work.

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-I'm happy to try to speak Welsh

-with new people...

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-..but I can't do it with my friends

-and with my family.

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-I just don't have the confidence

-to carry on...

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-..and say whatever was in my head.

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-I get stuck on a word,

-then I just lose it.

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-I get hot and sweaty and I think,

-"Oh, I'm not saying any more!"

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-I've been learning Welsh

-for two years.

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-I go to classes

-at Bangor University.

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-One class per week?

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-No, I go to two classes per week.

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-They're held

-on two evenings every week.

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-Well done.

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-I learn from two different

-female tutors.

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-I really, really enjoy it.

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-I love my Welsh class.

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-The teachers are brilliant.

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-They're like you -

-really bubbly and excitable.

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-What are you hoping to get from

-the whole [email protected] experience?

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-I hope that, when I finish my week

-on [email protected]

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-..I'll feel more confident

-to speak Welsh...

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-..with my family

-and with my friends too.

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-At the moment,

-I have no confidence at all...

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-..to speak Welsh

-with my father-in-law.

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-I want to speak

-with my father-in-law in Welsh.

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-What's your father-in-law's name?

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-What's your father-in-law's name?

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-Wyn.

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-Wyn, watch this space!

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-Here I am, a year later,

-back on Anglesey with Danielle.

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-Hello, Danielle!

-It's nice to see you again.

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-What I want to know is do you now

-speak Welsh to your father-in-law?

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-I still feel a bit awkward about it

-but I can do it now.

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-I feel more confident to say,

-"Hi, Wyn! Do you want a cup of tea?"

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-What about Steff?

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-What about Steff?

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-A big improvement.

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-He'll say,

-"Please, Dan - speak Welsh."

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-When we're in the car,

-we speak only Welsh.

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-We're getting there slowly.

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-We've got a new dog and we speak

-nothing but Welsh to him.

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-That helps me a lot

-to build my confidence.

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-I'd say you're far more fluent now.

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-Since [email protected], what have

-you done to improve your Welsh?

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-A lot of things.

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-I'm more confident

-to speak Welsh when I'm at work.

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-I now speak Welsh every day at work.

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-How do you think you've benefited

-from being a fluent Welsh speaker?

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-I feel more a part of this area.

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-Speaking Welsh has given me an

-opportunity to get to know people.

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-A lot of people

-now speak nothing but Welsh to me.

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-Does living in a Welsh-speaking town

-help you learn the language?

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-Yes, it helps a lot.

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-You can speak Welsh in the shops,

-in the bank...

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-..and when you're having

-your hair cut at the hairdresser's.

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-Welsh is being spoken everywhere.

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-Can you see yourself living on

-Anglesey for the rest of your life?

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-Yes, we'll definitely

-stay on Anglesey.

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-We want to move from Llangefni

-to somewhere else in the future...

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-..but we're adamant

-that we want to stay on Anglesey.

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-We want to start a family

-in the future...

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-..and our children will speak Welsh.

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-It's important to us

-that we stay on Anglesey.

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-Thank you, Danielle.

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-Rhun ap Iorwerth has been

-the Assembly Member for Ynys Mon...

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-..since 2013.

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-What does Rhun think of Anglesey

-and its people?

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-For help to follow the programme,

-take a look at our website...

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-..or download the Dal Ati app.

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-There's something really special

-about Anglesey.

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-Can you put your finger on it?

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-No, I can't put my finger

-on what makes Anglesey special.

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-The one thing which strikes you,

-because this is an island...

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-..is the very much defined border...

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-..and everyone who comes from

-Anglesey is proud of this island.

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-That creates a special community.

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-Anglesey

-is also incredibly beautiful.

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-It's a unique part of Wales

-and I'm proud to call it my home.

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-Anglesey is really varied...

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-..in respect of its landscape, the

-jobs on offer and the local people.

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-Tell me about that variety

-which you find in a small area.

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-There are several different aspects

-of Anglesey.

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-The rural, agricultural areas

-in the centre of the island.

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-The old fishing villages

-and small ports such as Amlwch.

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-Industrial areas such as Holyhead,

-with its aluminium plant...

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-..and its big port.

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-One of the world's largest copper

-mines was located on Parys Mountain.

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-Tourism is a massive industry

-on Anglesey.

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-There are fantastic cliffs

-around the north of the island...

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-..and golden beaches in other areas.

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-Anglesey has everything.

-It offers great variety.

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-What's the current situation

-of the Welsh language?

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-I think Anglesey

-is like a microcosm of Wales...

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-..in the context

-of the Welsh language.

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-It has everything.

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-Some of the language's

-biggest strongholds are here.

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-Those are the areas around Llangefni

-and the rural areas...

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-..including villages

-around Llanfairpwll.

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-Some 75% of the population

-in those areas speak Welsh.

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-In areas which historically

-have seen immigration...

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-..such as Trearddur

-and seaside towns like Benllech...

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-..the percentage of Welsh speakers

-is very low.

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-Areas like Holyhead show similar

-patterns to industrial areas...

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-..in other parts of Wales.

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-The numbers of Welsh speakers

-have declined in recent times.

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-In a town like Holyhead,

-a lot of people understand Welsh...

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-..but they're reluctant

-to speak the language.

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-What's the answer? Welsh learners?

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-What's the answer? Welsh learners?

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-Education is the answer.

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-Two different kinds of education.

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-First, education for our children

-in the schools.

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-We must make sure

-that the children of Anglesey...

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-..go through the education system

-and have the ability to speak Welsh.

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-We must also educate

-the people of the island...

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-..who don't pass the Welsh language

-on to their children.

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-We must let them know that the

-language is a priceless treasure...

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-..and that it's a total waste

-not to pass it on to your children.

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-As the AM for Ynys Mon, what

-challenges lie ahead for Anglesey?

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-We must become

-a more affluent island.

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-We're extremely rich

-when it comes to landscape, views...

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-..and a wonderful standard of living

-when it comes to nature...

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-..this is a poor area,

-in financial terms.

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-We must make sure there's enough

-here to keep our youngsters here...

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-..and to keep them here

-to raise their children on Anglesey.

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-That means we need good jobs

-and a high standard of living.

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-Those two things

-will make people want to stay here.

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-Nia, there's nowhere better

-than Anglesey in the whole world.

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-After the break, we meet the actor,

-Julian Lewis Jones, in Amlwch...

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-..and Iolo Williams

-meets a florist in Llanfairpwll.

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-Welcome back to Anglesey.

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-Many famous people were raised here.

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-Stars like Hywel Gwynfryn,

-the TV and radio presenter...

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-..artist, Sir Kyffin Williams,

-rugby player, George North...

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-..and singers like Margaret Williams

-Aled Jones and Tony Ac Aloma.

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-Julian Lewis Jones, the actor,

-also comes from Anglesey.

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-He starred in the film Invictus

-and in the comedy drama, Stella.

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-Julian comes from Brynteg,

-near Benllech.

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-Here he is talking about Amlwch

-and his love of the sea.

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-For help to follow the programme,

-take a look at our website...

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-..or download the Dal Ati app.

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-It's a nice place to live.

-It's calm today.

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-It can be wild.

-I'm attracted to wild things.

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-I went to school here.

-I used to come down to Porth Amlwch.

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-The journey began here for me.

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-When I started fishing,

-I came out of my shell, so to speak.

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-I feel happy here, sitting

-on a rock, listening to the sea...

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-..and breathing in the sea air.

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-There's something magical

-about this place.

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-I couldn't do any physical exercise

-at secondary school.

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-I was diagnosed

-with bronchial asthma.

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-My bronchioles would swell up.

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-I'd need a note to exclude me

-from any physical exercise.

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-It was a pain, to be honest.

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-I remember visiting the specialist

-in the old C&A Hospital in Bangor.

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-He told me that sea air

-was good for the lungs.

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-It was important for me

-to breathe in plenty of fresh air.

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-My friends, Elfyn, Arthur

-and the lads, were sea anglers.

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-I started visiting places

-like Point Lynas, Llam Carw...

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-..Porth Amlwch, Porth Eilian

-and Ynys Dulas and started fishing.

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-The first fishing rod I had...

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-..my friend, Arthur Humphries,

-had a Milbro Beachcaster.

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-It was an old-fashioned rod

-with a Mitchell 486 reel.

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-I bought them from Arthur.

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-I was about 13 years old.

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-I remember Mam taking us down

-to Benllech.

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-We lived in Brynteg at the time.

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-We caught the Crosville bus

-to Amlwch.

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-Then we walked down to Porth Amlwch.

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-Fortunately,

-I caught a four-pound pollack.

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-I was overjoyed.

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-I went home on the Crosville bus

-to Benllech...

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-..with this huge pollack

-in a plastic bag.

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-It stank!

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-The other passengers weren't happy!

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-That's when I caught

-the fishing bug.

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-I never thought I'd become an actor.

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-I was quite shy at school.

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-I didn't go out with anyone until

-I'd left school. I was too shy.

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-The illness made me feel out of it.

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-I wasn't part of a football team

-or a rugby team...

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-..even though I wanted to be.

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-Fishing was an outlet for me.

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-I was happy out on the rocks.

-I had plenty of friends.

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-It helped me

-build up some confidence.

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-It's natural for people

-to return to certain places.

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-I haven't forgotten my roots.

-They're important to me.

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-My father

-worked at sea for 15 years.

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-Uncle Will started working at sea

-when he was 14.

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-The sea is in my blood.

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-Where am I now? Are you ready?

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-What a great party piece!

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-Come on - again!

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-Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrn

-drobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

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-If you want to know

-what it means, come with me.

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-Llanfair - the church of Mary.

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-Pwll gwyngyll -

-in the hollow of the white hazel.

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-Goger y chwyrn drobwll -

-near the fierce whirlpool.

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-Llantysilio -

-and the church of Tysilio.

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-Gogo goch - by the red cave.

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-Happy?

-You've learned something today!

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-Let's stay in Llanfairpwll

-and join Iolo Williams...

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-..as he meets Lauretta Parry, who

-runs the flower shop, Y Lili Wen.

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-Lauretta, are you busy?

-Do you want me to hold that for you?

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-Thank you. Just in time.

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-You've worked hard on this bouquet.

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-This is a lovely shop.

-When did you open?

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-Eleven years ago.

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-It's a lovely shop.

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-We like it.

-I work with my daughter, Lorraine.

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-It's a family business.

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-It really is.

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-Have you prepared flowers

-for anyone famous?

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-We've been busy preparing

-for people's weddings.

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-I call them the important people.

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-Last year, we prepared flowers

-for David Essex's wedding.

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-Really?

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-What was he doing on Anglesey?

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-He was marrying a local girl.

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-I didn't know he had remarried.

-That must have broken a few hearts.

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-Mine was one of them!

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-I liked him.

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-He's brilliant.

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-He was, in the 1970s.

-I'm not so sure about now.

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-Can I help you with this one?

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-It's almost finished.

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-You can tie the bow around it.

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-Just here?

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-Just like that.

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-And that's it? Finished.

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-Finished.

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-I didn't do a lot...

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-..but fair play, that's wonderful.

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-Well done. Good job.

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-From Llanfairpwll, Iolo moves on to

-Rhyd Y Delyn Farm, near Pentraeth.

0:21:570:22:02

-The farmer on this dairy farm has

-diversified in order to make money.

0:22:020:22:07

-Elin, I've never seen

-anyone making cheese before.

0:22:100:22:14

-When did you start this business?

0:22:150:22:17

-We've been doing this for two years.

0:22:170:22:20

-We built this unit

-around a year ago.

0:22:210:22:24

-We used to make it in Llangefni's

-Food Technology Centre.

0:22:240:22:29

-It's nice being able

-to do it on the farm.

0:22:300:22:32

-Why did you start?

0:22:320:22:34

-Dad's a dairy farmer.

0:22:350:22:37

-We discussed diversification.

0:22:370:22:39

-The obvious step was

-to make something from our produce.

0:22:400:22:44

-Mam attended a course at the Food

-Technology Centre in Llangefni.

0:22:440:22:48

-She learned to make soft cheese.

0:22:500:22:52

-That's how it happened.

0:22:540:22:56

-Recently, we've started

-making hard cheeses too.

0:22:560:23:01

-In the near future, we'll be able

-to sell Rhyd Y Delyn hard cheese.

0:23:010:23:06

-You've won some awards.

0:23:060:23:09

-We recently won

-an Anglesey Tourism Award...

0:23:100:23:13

-..for Best Anglesey

-Produce of the Year.

0:23:150:23:18

-What's your secret? What makes

-your cheese stand out from the rest?

0:23:180:23:24

-Personally, I think it's nice

-that everything happens here.

0:23:260:23:31

-You can see the cattle

-walking into the milking parlour.

0:23:310:23:36

-Everything happens

-in the same place.

0:23:360:23:39

-The cheese tastes very similar

-to Brie or Camembert.

0:23:390:23:43

-It's not quite the same

-but that's how I would describe it.

0:23:430:23:47

-Well done.

0:23:470:23:49

-We travel down the road

-to Menai Bridge...

0:23:510:23:54

-..as Aled Sam and Greg Stevenson

-take us to Chateau Rhianfa.

0:23:540:23:58

-For help to follow the programme,

-take a look at our website...

0:24:000:24:05

-..or download the Dal Ati app.

0:24:090:24:12

-Anyone who's spent time on the

-Menai Strait has seen this house.

0:24:190:24:23

-It's totally different from

-anything else you see on this river.

0:24:240:24:29

-Yes, it's unique.

0:24:320:24:33

-Chateau Rhianfa is probably

-the only chateau in Wales.

0:24:340:24:38

-It was designed

-to look like a Loire Valley chateau.

0:24:390:24:42

-The land was bought

-by the 2nd Baronet of Bodelwyddan...

0:24:430:24:47

-..Sir John Hay Williams, in 1849.

0:24:470:24:49

-The chateau was designed by

-an architect from Liverpool.

0:24:500:24:54

-Why did they build

-a chateau in Wales? Why not!

0:24:540:24:58

-Sir John was rich and had romantic

-ideas about medieval design.

0:24:580:25:03

-It's a complete fantasy.

0:25:040:25:06

-Much of what we see here

-is original to the house.

0:25:140:25:18

-This is a magnificent ceiling.

0:25:180:25:20

-Yes and that's the original paint,

-which is wonderful.

0:25:200:25:24

-Considering this place was converted

-into student flats in the 1960s...

0:25:240:25:30

-..it's in amazingly good condition.

0:25:300:25:32

-These American walnut

-Victorian doors are top quality.

0:25:330:25:37

-You can see from the decor that the

-present owners respect the space.

0:25:380:25:43

-Yes, the 20th century furniture

-fits in really well.

0:25:440:25:48

-The architectural features like

-the fireplace and the ceiling...

0:25:490:25:53

-..are a mixture

-of Baroque, Indian and classical.

0:25:540:25:58

-Maybe that's why 20th century

-Pop Art furniture is perfect for it!

0:25:590:26:03

-What is that castle I can see,

-beneath the window?

0:26:040:26:07

-Whatever it is, it suits the room!

0:26:070:26:10

-You could throw almost anything

-into the mix.

0:26:100:26:13

-It looks like William Burgess's work

-at Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch.

0:26:130:26:19

-It's actually a working fireplace.

0:26:190:26:22

-It's under a window

-but there's a flue to one side.

0:26:220:26:25

-Join me after the break...

0:26:330:26:35

-..for a chat with signer

-and TV presenter, Elin Fflur.

0:26:360:26:41

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-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

-

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-Welcome back.

0:26:560:26:58

-Here's a chat Matt Johnson and I

-had on the Hwb sofa...

0:26:580:27:02

-..with Anglesey girl, Elin Fflur.

0:27:020:27:04

-# Elin Fflur is from Anglesey.

-Unlike Bryn Fon, she sings sweetly

0:27:050:27:09

-# I'm from Amlwch - not far at all.

-Matt is single. Give him a call #

0:27:090:27:14

-Come on now!

0:27:140:27:16

-We'll take that as a no, shall we?

0:27:160:27:19

-Welcome to Hwb.

0:27:200:27:21

-I like those trousers.

0:27:220:27:23

-I like those trousers.

-

-I wore pink for you, Nia.

0:27:230:27:24

-I wore leather for you, Matt!

0:27:240:27:28

-The leather's just for you!

0:27:290:27:31

-The leather's just for you!

-

-Oh! Thank you, Elin Fflur!

0:27:310:27:33

-You're welcome, Matt.

0:27:330:27:34

-That distracted him

-from his last-minute cramming!

0:27:350:27:39

-Yes, I was cramming.

0:27:390:27:41

-You do a lot of live TV

-at the moment, just like Matt.

0:27:420:27:47

-Can I Gymru is live, of course.

0:27:470:27:49

-I won't ask

-what kind of experience it was!

0:27:490:27:52

-Don't you do my stuff, alright?

0:27:530:27:55

-Don't you do my stuff, alright?

-

-I stole his question!

0:27:550:27:57

-Leave me to my stuff!

0:27:570:27:58

-Leave me to my stuff!

-

-Stop bickering, please!

0:27:580:28:00

-Give me two minutes.

0:28:000:28:02

-Close your eyes and think!

0:28:020:28:04

-Sut brofiad oedd...

0:28:040:28:08

-..ennill Can I Gymru?

0:28:100:28:12

-What sort of experience

-was winning Can I Gymru?

0:28:130:28:16

-That was ten years ago. Ages ago.

0:28:160:28:18

-Ten years ago? Really?

0:28:190:28:20

-Ten years ago? Really?

-

-Yes, and at the time it was amazing.

0:28:200:28:22

-I'd never performed

-on live TV before.

0:28:230:28:26

-I was only 17 years old

-and I was incredibly nervous.

0:28:260:28:30

-She'd never done any live TV.

0:28:310:28:34

-Had you ever appeared on TV?

0:28:350:28:37

-Had you ever appeared on TV?

-

-Yes, in a band.

0:28:370:28:39

-A bit of rock and roll with

-a bass guitar, thinking I was cool!

0:28:390:28:44

-I didn't care about the quality.

0:28:440:28:46

-Can I Gymru was my first live TV

-and my first solo performance.

0:28:460:28:51

-It was unforgettable.

0:28:520:28:54

-That experience

-gave me a push forward.

0:28:540:28:59

-A hwb - a boost!

0:28:590:29:00

-A hwb - a boost!

-

-Yes!

0:29:000:29:02

-It gave me a hwb and the belief

-to carry on and do more.

0:29:020:29:06

-An amazing experience.

0:29:060:29:08

-You've done lots more!

0:29:080:29:10

-How many CDs have you released?

0:29:100:29:11

-How many CDs have you released?

-

-Six, I think.

0:29:110:29:13

-Six CDs?

0:29:130:29:14

-What sort of experience

-was presenting Can I Gymru?

0:29:160:29:19

-Totally different from

-singing in the competition.

0:29:200:29:23

-I'm on stage all night long,

-as the presenter.

0:29:240:29:27

-I may be more comfortable when

-I sing rather than when I present.

0:29:270:29:32

-I'm finding my feet

-as a presenter on live TV.

0:29:320:29:35

-It was nice to step back and

-watch other people go on to sing.

0:29:350:29:39

-I was relieved not to

-have to remember the lyrics...

0:29:410:29:44

-..or worry about the high notes.

0:29:450:29:47

-It was an enjoyable experience.

0:29:470:29:50

-I love Can I Gymru and I'm delighted

-just to be a part of it.

0:29:500:29:56

-What do you like more -

-singing or presenting?

0:29:560:29:59

-Singing is my first love.

0:30:000:30:01

-I'm totally comfortable when I sing.

0:30:020:30:05

-I'm totally comfortable when I sing.

-

-Cyfforddus - comfortable.

0:30:050:30:07

-Singing comes naturally to me

-and presenting is still new to me.

0:30:070:30:12

-I'm growing to love presenting too.

0:30:120:30:15

-You presented a series called Nodyn.

0:30:150:30:18

-That was perfect for you because

-it combined singing and presenting.

0:30:180:30:23

-Yes, it was nice.

0:30:250:30:26

-I got to travel around Wales

-and I met a lot of Welsh artists.

0:30:270:30:31

-I must have met every band or artist

-in Wales!

0:30:310:30:35

-Is translating music to your ears?

-It's time for our vocabulary bee.

0:30:370:30:42

-Oh, no!

0:30:420:30:44

-Oh, no!

-

-It's time for a quiz.

0:30:440:30:46

-Is it a difficult quiz?

0:30:460:30:48

-Ooh! We'll see.

0:30:490:30:50

-We'll put 20 seconds on the clock.

0:30:520:30:54

-You've got to translate words.

-Look at the fear in her eyes!

0:30:540:30:59

-Don't worry - it's easy.

0:30:590:31:01

-You must translate

-from English into Welsh.

0:31:010:31:04

-Sing.

-Canu.

0:31:060:31:08

-Note.

-Nodyn.

-Location.

-Lleoliad.

0:31:090:31:11

-Build.

-Adeiladu.

-Marry.

-Priodi.

0:31:120:31:15

-Weekend.

-Penwythnos.

-Smelly.

-Drewi.

0:31:160:31:20

-Diary.

-Dyddiadur.

-Organize.

-Trefnu.

0:31:200:31:24

-London.

-Llundain.

-Valley.

0:31:250:31:27

-That was good!

0:31:290:31:30

-You said valley but I thought

-you meant Y Fali, on Anglesey.

0:31:300:31:35

-Fali with an F!

0:31:350:31:36

-Ed, what's the score?

0:31:370:31:39

-Well, Elin Fflur scored...

0:31:400:31:42

-..ten points.

0:31:440:31:46

-Very respectable but not as good as

-Daf Du, Rhyd Bow Phil and Mari Grug.

0:31:480:31:52

-You came really close, so well done.

0:31:530:31:55

-Not good enough!

-I don't like losing.

0:31:560:31:58

-Elin, you come from Llanfair PG.

-I can't do it!

0:31:590:32:02

-We'll teach you.

0:32:030:32:04

-You'll teach me? OK.

0:32:050:32:06

-Llanfairpwllgwyngyll...

0:32:070:32:09

-..gogerychwyndob... oh!

0:32:100:32:12

-Nia, I'll leave it to you, sorry!

0:32:140:32:17

-It's not as easy as you think!

0:32:180:32:20

-Llanfairpwll...

0:32:250:32:26

-Llanfairpwll...

-

-..gwyngyll...

0:32:260:32:28

-..gogerychwyrndrobwll...

0:32:280:32:31

-..gogerychwyrndrobwll...

-

-..gogerychwyrndrobwll...

0:32:310:32:34

-..llantysiliogogogoch.

0:32:350:32:38

-Thank you for the chat and

-for wearing your pink trousers!

0:32:400:32:44

-Nice trousers.

0:32:450:32:47

-From one presenter to a pair.

0:32:520:32:54

-Shan Cothi and Iolo Williams visited

-the ever-popular Pili Palas...

0:32:540:32:59

-..near Menai Bridge.

0:32:590:33:01

-For help to follow the programme,

-take a look at our website...

0:33:040:33:08

-..or download the Dal Ati app.

0:33:110:33:14

-Anglesey has been known

-as the Mother of Wales...

0:33:180:33:21

-..since medieval times.

0:33:210:33:23

-Thousand of visitors

-come here every year.

0:33:230:33:26

-One of the main tourist attractions

-is Pili Palas near Menai Bridge.

0:33:260:33:32

-You've had a complete turnaround

-in your life, Gwawr.

0:33:420:33:46

-You used to work for Radio Cymru

-and now you run this place.

0:33:470:33:50

-Yes, I worked for Radio Cymru

-for 17 years.

0:33:510:33:55

-I'd just given birth

-to my second child.

0:33:550:33:59

-I decided I wanted to do

-something different.

0:34:000:34:03

-My husband was on the Internet

-one Sunday morning.

0:34:040:34:07

-He said, "You'll never believe

-what's for sale. Pili Palas."

0:34:070:34:12

-I said, "Oh, no, no way."

0:34:120:34:14

-I had a phobia of butterflies!

0:34:140:34:18

-Really?

0:34:190:34:20

-Pili Palas was established

-20 years before we bought the place.

0:34:210:34:25

-I'd never been here in that time.

0:34:250:34:28

-When I sunbathed in the garden

-as a teenager...

0:34:280:34:32

-..I had a tennis racket by my side

-to swat away the butterflies.

0:34:320:34:36

-I couldn't stand them.

0:34:360:34:38

-What kind of example is that?

0:34:380:34:40

-What kind of example is that?

-

-I'm not like that now.

0:34:400:34:42

-How did you conquer your phobia?

0:34:420:34:45

-How did you conquer your phobia?

-

-We decided to buy the place.

0:34:450:34:47

-Apparently,

-I was hypnotized by Uri Geller!

0:34:470:34:52

-The man who bends spoons?

0:34:520:34:56

-We visited a similar place

-near his home.

0:34:560:35:00

-Before we went in...

0:35:000:35:02

-..he said he'd stay with me.

0:35:020:35:04

-I didn't know if I could do it...

0:35:050:35:07

-..but I was absolutely fine.

0:35:080:35:11

-I couldn't tell you what he did.

-I don't know.

0:35:110:35:15

-I don't think he hypnotized me

-in any way, but it worked.

0:35:160:35:20

-A butterfly landed on my hand

-that day...

0:35:200:35:24

-..and since then, I've been fine.

0:35:250:35:27

-You love working here.

0:35:270:35:29

-You love working here.

-

-I don't have any regrets.

0:35:290:35:31

-People ask me what I like best

-about Pili Palas.

0:35:310:35:36

-During the summer,

-or when the weather's fine...

0:35:370:35:41

-..when everyone's gone

-and the gates are locked...

0:35:410:35:45

-..and we can have an evening picnic

-as a family in the park.

0:35:450:35:50

-I think, "Wow, this is ours!"

0:35:500:35:53

-It's fantastic.

0:35:530:35:55

-Join me after the break

-to peek inside the wardrobe...

0:36:010:36:05

-..of another local character.

0:36:050:36:07

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0:36:090:36:10

-Subtitles

0:36:140:36:14

-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:36:140:36:16

-Welcome back.

0:36:190:36:20

-Audrey Mechell, the actress,

-is an Anglesey girl.

0:36:200:36:24

-She has run a drama company

-and toured Welsh theatres.

0:36:240:36:28

-I met her a while ago

-to take a look at her clothes...

0:36:280:36:32

-..and the hundreds

-of pairs of shoes she owns!

0:36:320:36:35

-For help to follow the programme,

-take a look at our website...

0:36:370:36:42

-..or download the Dal Ati app.

0:36:450:36:47

-Lots of people want to know...

0:36:590:37:01

-..where I buy my clothes.

0:37:010:37:03

-They ask

-how much I pay for my clothes.

0:37:040:37:06

-They ask me how I get them to match.

0:37:070:37:10

-The point is

-I'll buy my clothes anywhere.

0:37:100:37:13

-I'll buy clothes in Llangefni market

-or in a market in Spain.

0:37:140:37:18

-It doesn't matter to me.

0:37:190:37:20

-If I see something I like...

0:37:210:37:23

-..I don't ask how much it costs

-or where it came from.

0:37:230:37:26

-All I do is ask myself,

-"Will it suit me?"

0:37:270:37:30

-Audrey Mechell

-and her theatre company...

0:37:310:37:34

-..have travelled

-the length and breadth of Wales.

0:37:340:37:38

-She loves drama

-and her clothes are dramatic, too.

0:37:390:37:43

-That's special.

0:37:430:37:45

-I wear it

-to chapel singing festivals.

0:37:450:37:48

-I have matching shoes, of course.

0:37:480:37:50

-If you're feeling

-a bit under the weather, wear red.

0:37:510:37:55

-Red perks you up, no end.

0:37:550:37:57

-You've got to be pretty confident

-to wear red.

0:37:590:38:02

-Yes, especially at my age.

0:38:020:38:04

-I'll keep wearing red

-for as long as possible.

0:38:050:38:08

-You're not afraid to stand out?

0:38:080:38:10

-No. I'll know when it's time

-to stop wearing red.

0:38:100:38:14

-When will that be?

0:38:140:38:15

-When will that be?

-

-When I've passed away!

0:38:150:38:17

-You're talking to an actress -

-don't forget that.

0:38:190:38:23

-You're talking to a drama queen!

0:38:230:38:25

-I'd wear anything.

0:38:260:38:28

-I'd even wear it inside out!

0:38:280:38:30

-Cwmni Mechell

-was my first drama company.

0:38:350:38:38

-It was a cast of 18 actors.

0:38:380:38:40

-I remember performing that play,

-for the very first time.

0:38:400:38:44

-The Llanfechell schoolmaster

-had come to the school...

0:38:450:38:49

-..to the auditions.

0:38:490:38:50

-I said, "What play shall we perform,

-Richard Jones?"

0:38:500:38:54

-"Dive straight into the sea and do

-Y Ferch O Gefn Ydfa!" he replied.

0:38:540:39:00

-We toured Wales for around 18 years.

0:39:010:39:04

-I became the lady from Cefn Ydfa!

0:39:040:39:06

-I wore this in Y Ferch O Gefn Ydfa.

0:39:090:39:12

-I wore this in Y Ferch O Gefn Ydfa.

-

-Did you make this?

0:39:120:39:13

-Yes - every single stitch.

0:39:140:39:16

-I used old curtains

-to make the sleeves.

0:39:170:39:20

-When you look at this dress,

-what sort of emotions wash over you?

0:39:210:39:26

-A yearning for the past.

0:39:260:39:28

-Do you wear everything you buy?

0:39:380:39:39

-Do you wear everything you buy?

-

-Goodness me, no!

0:39:390:39:41

-Do you consider yourself

-to be a shopaholic?

0:39:420:39:46

-Yes - definitely.

0:39:460:39:48

-Definitely, definitely.

0:39:480:39:50

-The boys

-took me on a trip to Ireland.

0:39:500:39:53

-It was a treat for me.

0:39:550:39:57

-Off we went, to Ireland.

0:39:580:40:00

-I didn't see a single shop.

0:40:000:40:02

-All I saw was where Oscar Wilde

-and Molly Malone once lived.

0:40:020:40:07

-I didn't give two hoots about

-Molly Malone and Oscar Wilde!

0:40:070:40:11

-I wanted to go shopping

-but I wasn't allowed to shop.

0:40:110:40:15

-I was disappointed.

0:40:150:40:17

-I bought something on the ferry,

-on the way home - I had to!

0:40:170:40:21

-I didn't enjoy it.

0:40:210:40:22

-I can't come home

-without buying a pair of shoes.

0:40:290:40:32

-Shoes are your weakness, then?

0:40:320:40:34

-Yes. I can't resist buying shoes.

0:40:350:40:37

-I take an empty suitcase

-when I go to Spain...

0:40:380:40:41

-..to carry my new shoes home.

0:40:410:40:43

-I like foreign shoes.

0:40:430:40:45

-Well, Audrey! I've never seen

-so many pairs of shoes in one room!

0:40:510:40:56

-I'm not surprised to hear it.

0:40:570:40:59

-I don't know how they got here!

0:41:000:41:02

-There can't possibly be room for

-all these shoes in your wardrobe!

0:41:030:41:08

-I keep most of them

-in the bottom of the big wardrobe.

0:41:080:41:12

-The struggle to find a matching pair

-can take anything up to an hour!

0:41:120:41:17

-Finding one shoe is easy.

0:41:170:41:19

-Finding its partner

-is almost impossible.

0:41:190:41:22

-You know full well

-that shoe is in there...

0:41:230:41:26

-..but you just can't find it!

0:41:260:41:29

-You won't wear a different pair?

0:41:300:41:32

-You won't wear a different pair?

-

-No - they must match.

0:41:320:41:33

-This skirt is a good example

-of co-ordinating outfits.

0:41:340:41:38

-I can't remember where I bought it.

0:41:380:41:41

-I happened to find these shoes...

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-..nowhere near the shop

-where I bought the skirt.

0:41:440:41:47

-These shoes match the skirt.

0:41:470:41:49

-I did a lot more driving

-than I do now, in those days...

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-..so I bought two pairs

-of these gorgeous shoes.

0:41:530:41:57

-One pair with covered heels

-and a pair for driving.

0:41:570:42:01

-What's your secret?

0:42:070:42:08

-How do you look so young

-and dress so young, yet smartly?

0:42:090:42:13

-Well, I'm almost 80 years old.

0:42:140:42:17

-I look in the mirror

-and thank God I look presentable!

0:42:170:42:21

-I dye my hair. I can't deny it.

0:42:220:42:24

-I refuse to let my hair go white.

0:42:240:42:26

-I've already told the hairdresser

-to come and do my roots, when I die.

0:42:270:42:32

-I don't want anyone

-seeing white hair.

0:42:320:42:35

-That's the only thing I do.

0:42:350:42:37

-It's the only thing, I swear.

0:42:370:42:39

-I think it all depends on

-your attitude towards life.

0:42:400:42:45

-You either have flair or you don't.

0:42:470:42:50

-Audrey - what a star!

0:42:550:42:56

-Let's head to Brynsiencyn

-to see a small company...

0:42:580:43:01

-..which has built up

-a global reputation.

0:43:010:43:04

-Bryn Williams met

-Richard Hughes Roberts, the owner...

0:43:050:43:08

-..to see how they turn seawater

-into Anglesey Sea Salt.

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-On the banks of the Menai Strait,

-facing the Snowdonia mountains...

0:43:160:43:21

-..a small factory

-produces world-famous salt.

0:43:210:43:25

-Salt is a vital ingredient, as it

-intensifies the flavour of food...

0:43:250:43:30

-..though we take it for granted.

0:43:300:43:33

-I've come to Halen Mon

-to meet Richard Hughes Roberts.

0:43:330:43:37

-He'll take me through the process

-of harvesting this unique salt.

0:43:370:43:42

-This is the Halen Mon factory.

0:43:430:43:45

-Richard, can you tell me

-how you draw water from the sea...

0:43:450:43:49

-..to start the salt-making process?

0:43:500:43:52

-At high tide,

-which happens twice a day...

0:43:530:43:56

-..water is pumped

-to one of these tanks.

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-The water is then filtered,

-just to keep the pipes clean.

0:43:590:44:03

-The water itself

-is already very clean.

0:44:040:44:06

-The water then passes through

-a machine in this building...

0:44:070:44:11

-..which boils it in a vacuum.

0:44:110:44:13

-This increases the concentration

-of salt in the water.

0:44:130:44:17

-Amazingly, there isn't much salt

-in seawater.

0:44:180:44:21

-Salt content must increase tenfold

-before salt-making can commence.

0:44:210:44:26

-The only waste created

-by this process is pure water...

0:44:260:44:30

-..which we feed back into the sea.

0:44:300:44:33

-The seawater is then released

-into shallow crystallization tanks.

0:44:360:44:41

-The last of the water

-is extracted here.

0:44:410:44:44

-You're left with just the salt?

0:44:440:44:47

-Yes, we're left with salt crystals.

0:44:480:44:51

-In the morning, you see salt

-beneath what's left of the seawater.

0:44:530:44:58

-We lift it out of the water

-very carefully...

0:44:580:45:01

-..to avoid breaking

-the salt crystals.

0:45:010:45:04

-It's pure white.

0:45:090:45:10

-Yes, it's pure white,

-just as snow is pure white.

0:45:110:45:15

-Salt crystals with nothing

-added to them are pure white.

0:45:190:45:23

-I'll take it slowly.

0:45:240:45:26

-Explain what I must do.

0:45:270:45:28

-Push the spade under the salt,

-then lift it.

0:45:280:45:32

-Try not to drag the spade

-across the top of the salt crystals.

0:45:320:45:36

-Drain the water,

-or rather try to drain it!

0:45:380:45:41

-Yes.

0:45:410:45:42

-It's heavier

-than I expected it to be.

0:45:440:45:47

-The people who harvest salt

-are stronger than they look!

0:45:480:45:52

-Richard, this is the salt we removed

-from the crystallization tank.

0:46:120:46:17

-It's still warm.

0:46:170:46:18

-It's still warm.

-

-Yes, that's right.

0:46:180:46:20

-What happens now?

-What's the next step of the process?

0:46:200:46:24

-It seems strange, but we rinse

-the salt flakes in brine.

0:46:240:46:28

-This gets rid of lime

-and tiny crystals...

0:46:280:46:31

-..which didn't form

-on the surface of the seawater.

0:46:310:46:35

-The tiny crystals fall through

-the bottom of the basket.

0:46:360:46:40

-This is how you create Halen Mon,

-which is famous around the world.

0:46:420:46:47

-Don't let me stop you. Keep it up!

0:46:470:46:49

-Next, we drain the salt flakes

-overnight.

0:46:580:47:01

-To get rid of excess water?

0:47:020:47:03

-To get rid of excess water?

-

-Yes.

0:47:030:47:05

-It's then dried in the oven.

0:47:050:47:07

-Seeing the process of producing food

-is invaluable to me, as a chef.

0:47:100:47:15

-I believe understanding the process

-improves my cooking.

0:47:160:47:20

-Apparently, Barack Obama's

-favourite chocolate...

0:47:230:47:26

-..includes Anglesey Sea Salt.

0:47:270:47:29

-Our journey around Anglesey

-has come to an end.

0:47:290:47:32

-You can watch this programme again

-on Clic.

0:47:330:47:36

-See you next time,

-when I'll be in Aberystwyth.

0:47:360:47:39

-Goodbye!

0:47:390:47:41

-S4C subtitles by Eirlys A Jones

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Yn y rhaglen hon byddwn yn ymweld ag Ynys Mon a'r cyffiniau. Join Nia Parry in this series for Welsh learners that takes us on a journey around Wales. In this programme she visits Anglesey.