A mere ‘O’ level indicates far greater proficiency than I could hope to achieve…

One of the challenges of Welsh I failed to list above is that there is no compulsion to speak Welsh. I’ve never come across a Welsh speaker who could not communicate fully and fluently in English. In France, I get by pointing at croissants and waving an appropriate number of fingers around, but it’s a compromise. There’s no compromise for the English speaker in Wales.

So it’s absolutely a delight that there is so much encouragement to engage with the language.

You’re excited about the teapot post? Okay, well, then here’s a teaser…