Living Arrows 2019 – 5/52

I have a feeling I might be the only blogger not sharing a photo of their children playing in the snow this week for Living Arrows.

Unfortunately for my children we live in Swansea and, despite dramatic weather forecasts and predictions of snowmaggeddon, we only had the lightest dusting of the white stuff.

What we have had though is more cold weather and cold symptoms.  So we’ve not been up to a huge amount.

Which was a bit of shame seeing as this was the week that Rhys brought home his class dragon.  That’s right. Class dragon.

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Rhys needed to take him out and about with him, and then write about what they’d got up to.  In Welsh.

Now, I don’t speak much Welsh beyond good morning, good afternoon and goodnight, so I really wasn’t much help to him.  Luckily google came to the rescue and helped us put a few sentences together about how they’d been out to the park to play Pokemon.

Which is about all we managed this weekend, along with the usual swimming lessons.


I suppose it’s for the best really, we might have been in trouble if we needed to say much more than that in Welsh.

I’ve been saying for a while now that I should try to learn the language and I do think it’s something I need to make an effort with.  Both the children are learning it at school and I do feel bad when I can’t help them at all with it, and it’s a very strange feeling when they say something to me in Welsh and I can’t understand them.


If you were thinking about learning a new language how would you go about it?

Would you find a class to go to or try one of the apps or online courses to do it?


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  1. 04/02/2019 / 9:55 pm

    I didn’t realise that they learnt Welsh at school. I always stress about having to take the class pet out and about and write about it in my native tongue! I am never going to complain about it again! Hope you have a lovely week x

  2. 05/02/2019 / 2:14 pm

    It’s so good that they are learning another language. My boys will be bilingual too, although I would love it if they knew more than 2 languages. I don’t see that happening though.

  3. 05/02/2019 / 9:39 pm

    Don’t worry, you’re not the only one – we got hardly any snow either 🙂 I’m a French and Spanish teacher and I would definitely recommend doing a class to learn another language if you can – it’s so much harder trying to do it by yourself, #LivingArrows

  4. 05/02/2019 / 10:31 pm

    My children are in a Welsh school and I am originally from England. So all of my education was in English and I have done nothing on the Welsh language. I did a few courses for Welsh in the family learning the very basics and building up. But it was always linked with what was done around the family home. I would love to do a proper course in College but they aren’t suitable times for us at the minute. I am doing a Welsh workshop tomorrow with work though!

  5. 06/02/2019 / 10:27 am

    We didn’t have much snow our way either – just a sprinkling which had melted by Friday afternoon! I am so pleased we don’t have the class pet/cuddly toy anymore now they are at school. They used to get them at nursery and it basically meant the parents had homework to do to fill in the diary! #LivingArrows

  6. 10/02/2019 / 9:08 am

    You weren’t alone in your lack of snow, we hardly got any either. I think it’s great that the kids learn Welsh in school, it could be a great opportunity for you to learn alongside them too. I would maybe look for an evening adult class if I wanted to learn a new language or use one of those language apps they are supposed to be really good. #livingarrows

  7. 10/02/2019 / 8:29 pm

    He looks so happy to have the class dragon! It’s such a big thing when its there turn to take home the class toy isn’t it? x

  8. 10/02/2019 / 9:20 pm

    I love the dragon – it’s has such a lovely sentiment to it and Rhys clearly loved him! x

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