There are not enough words to explain why I “Luv Wales” but here goes; Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Cawl, Lamb and Mint Sauce, Jemima Nicholas, Daffodils, Male Voice Choirs, Richard Burton’s voice, Dylan Thomas, Green rolling hills, Beautiful beaches, the best sunsets in the world, the sense of belonging,Snowdonia, Coal Miners, RUGBY!, 61,000 people with fire in their bellies filling Cardiff with red shirts while their boys battle on the bother side of the world, passion, Hiraedd. But mainly the people, open hearted with ready smiles, proud of who we are and our country… That’s why I “Luv Wales”
THAT was the answer that won me 2 tickets to see Wales V Australia at the Millenium Stadium today thanks to the amazing people at Peter’s Pies, and this was my view.
Wales v Australia
This was a special game today – this was the day that “ickle” Shane Williams hung up his boots. This was to be his last game in the Welsh jersey, it was going to be an emotional day.
All the things that make me proud to be Welsh were on show today.
A 2000 strong Male Voice Choir, with voices as smooth as butter who moved me to tears with their rendition of Calon Lan (and their renditions of Waltzing Matilda and Delilah were equally fantastic!). 60 odd thousand people singing My Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau with all the passion they could muster and we all felt the pride and the pain when Mr Williams couldn’t sing when the enormity of the day became too much to hold inside.
Those same people screaming and shouting, jumping up and down, emotions ranging from elation to despair while we watched our boys battle the boys from down under.
But mostly for me, it was those same people who cheered, roared, clapped and were happy because Shane scored a try. It didn’t matter to anyone that it was at 80 minutes and that the Aussie’s had won all that mattered was that Shane Williams got to score his final try.
So Thank- you Peter’s Pies – this was up there with one of the best days of my life. Oh, and try their Pies too, they’re AWESOME!