Sunday, October 30, 2011
Blodau gwyllt - wild flowers
Kangaroos diog - lazy kangaroos
Mamau a babanod
Clywais i'r kookaburras chwerthin, hefyd - I heard the kookaburras laugh too.
Dyn ni'n cael dros y Sul yn hyfryd
I did a book talk this morning at Ashburton library. The titles I reviewed were:
Sacred Hearts - Sarah Dunnant
Life Mask - Emma Donoghue
Sarah Thornhill - Kate Grenville
Eona - Alison Goodman
All great reads
I spent the afternoon at the State Library of Victoria.
The above titled book, dated 1839, was just one of the volumes I found myself reading - along with medical journals, sick lists, and general summarys of emigrant voyages.
I love the research side of writing.
I also saw Antoni Jach in the rare books reading room - so all in al, a true literary day.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Did you think I had stopped reading?
No way, this book is gold. Here are some more quotes:
'How many people, if you were to ask them why they've left the church, would give an answer something along the lines of, ''it's just so small."
'Of course. A gospel that leaves out its cosmic scope will always feel small. A gospel that has its chief message as avoiding hell or not sinning, will never be the full story. A gospel that repeatedly, narrowly affirms and bolsters the "in-ness" of one group at the expense of the "out-ness" of another group will not be true to the story that includes "all things and people in heaven and on earth."'
'We want to know that the last word hasn't been spoken, we want to know that the universe is on our side, we want to know on Friday that Sunday will eventually come.'
'Because that's how the universe works.
That's what Jesus does.
Death and resurrection.
Old life for new life;
One passes away, the other comes.
Friday then Sunday.
You die, and you're reborn.
It's like that.'
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Beth sy'n digwydd yn y ardd? - what is happening in the garden?
Mae'r 'borage' a 'feverfew' yn taenu - there is borage and feverfew sprouting.
Mae'r mint yn dyfu yn glou - the mint is growing fast (I don't know how to write taking over)
Mae fy 'granny's bonnets' wedi dod yn ôl gyda bwrw glaw yn dda - my granny's bonnets have come back with the good rain.
Dw i'n caru Ganwyn yn 'Melbourne.' - I love Spring in Melbourne.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Dyn ni’n enw e 'r ‘Grand Final' – we call it the Grand Final.
Fel i ddweud, dw i ddim yn hoffi pel-droed – like I said, I don’t like football. Ond dw i’n gobeithio bod y tîm Gathod yn enill – but I hope Geelong wins.
Pryd, daeth fy nheulu o Lloegr i Awstralia, daethon ni fyw yn dref Geelong – when my family came from England to Australia, we lived in Geelong. Roedd fy Nhad yn gweithio i ‘Ford’ – my dad was working for Ford. Effallai, dw i’n gobeithio bod tîm Geelong yn enill, heddiw – therefore, I hope Geelong wins today.
Mae rhaid i fi stopio ysgrifennu, nawr – I must stop writing now.
Edrych â y gêm – watch the game.
Mae flin da fi, am fy nrwg Cymraeg - sorry about my bad Welsh. :-)