1)Tell me why as a Cheshire Lass, I should (or should not! ;-)) support Plaid Cymru?
[grins] Well, as another Cheshire Lass, though a half-Welsh one, I should be able to answer this.
Nationalism has a bad name in England because it is imperialist -- we're better than you. In Wales and Scotland it is egalitarian -- we're as good as you and should rule ourselves. Plaid and the SNP are probably the most socialist of mainstream GB parties too, unlike the right wing nationalism many English people might expect. Wales is a separate nation, with her own language (although no longer spoken by the majority in Wales) and history and culture. What English people want and think isn't necessarily what Welsh people want and making decisions nearer the people is good because they can be more engaged with the decision making.
I am also proud of our last manifesto statement on asylum and immigration issues:
As a welcoming nation, Plaid Cymru recognises the invaluable contribution that migrants have made to Wales. Our civic nationalism celebrates tolerance, mutual understanding and difference. We condemn the point-scoring used by other parties and the pandering to unfounded xenophobic prejudices in the debate on immigration. Plaid Cymru also supports the right of asylum seekers to work in the UK while they wait for status decisions to be made and we call for the speeding up of the unnecessarily complicated asylum system. We condemn the practice of housing recently-arrived asylum seekers, especially children, in "detention" or "removal" centres as punitive and cruel.
Being proud of one's own nation and wanting to rule oneselves doesn't mean hating other people.
3)Tell me a place in North Wales that I should visit?
Mmm, intersting. I've lived in mid-Wales (Aber) and South Wales (Cardiff). North Wales is somewhere I've visited and I don't know how much you've visited. I enjoyed our holiday in Cricieth but I was only 5 at the time, so perhaps I should go back myself. Sailing on Llyn Tegid (the lake near the village of Bala) is also wonderful
4)What is the one food or drink that you'd find hardest to give up (were you to need to)?
Chocolate! I keep eating it, even though the sugar is bad for me. The one meat I miss (having been veggie for 15 years) is duck, despite only having it twice!
5)Do you absolutely rule at games where you get asked questions and can't reply using the words yes or no?
I can't say that I do.
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Interesting one. I'm not sure I have a very well argued idea on this one! It depends partly on what else the NSM does, but it can be about reaching out and being an obvious Christian in the workplace and then bringing that into the church. But, should not all Christians be doing that? But, priests bring their priestliness which I do understand to be different.
2) What's best about being back in Wales?
3) If you could do your student years again, would you do anything differently?
Possibly get involved with something like Linkline
4) Do you like going out to theatres/concerts/cinemas/etc? If so, to what sort of things?
Yes, but I'm not proactive about organising such things. I enjoyed Les Mis when we went a few weeks ago. I also liked Ros and Guil. Films, I've still not been to that much -- they've probably been mainly to Sci-fi.
5) When are you going to come and visit us in Coventry? :)
Sometime! A Friday night to Saturday sometime? I don't actually have plans after Easter, so I'm not sure when I'll be in Cambridge, but if you suggest a date I can think about it. Actually claroscuro will not like me for saying I have no plans, as there's her party on the 5th.
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I'm fully Chalcedonian, but I appear to be semi-pelagian!
Not sure where the monophysitism comes from though. I possibly disagreed less strongly with those questions.
I Will If You Will...
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, or have never met, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want, either good or bad. I promise not to come after you with a flamethrower, either way. :D
When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your LJ and be surprised about what people remember about you or your journal entries.
You are a Huffledor!: You're a natural peacemaker
and mediator. People come to you with their
problems and you're happy to help them. Friends
are very important to you and you ever needed
help you know they would be there for you. Your
weakness is that sometimes you trust too much
on the good will of other people, you have to
remember that they don't always have your best
interests in mind! You are generally optimistic
about life and with the sweetness of a
Hufflepuff and the passion of a Gryffindor
you're sure to go far!
Which Mix of the Hogwarts Houses are You?
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2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
6. Get people to guess the book, if they want to...
Either two or three readings from scripture follow, the last of which is always the Gospel.
I took the one I saw first, but I've since found two on the other side, one of which only has 101 pages and the other the fifth sentence is:
Greek letters that do not appear in the above list are identical with some corresponding Latin letter.
I decided against doing this earlier at a computer in the ASNC bit of the library. The nearest book seemed to be an atlas of Mediaeval Scandinavia or something.
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yrieithydd is bored. She's barely been out since getting home from holiday. She is hoping to make Mass on Sunday but realises that she hasn't checked the servers rota for a long time (due to it being nearly 3weeks since she was at LSM) so doesn't know if she's serving. She is also unsure whether serving (if she were on the rota) is a good idea as she's not sure how she'll stand up to Mass. Have any of my fellow servers happened to notice whether I'm down?
She is happy about England's progress in the cricket. She has also got as far as Thursday in her write up of the ringing tour, but not back dating the entries failed because of there being a more recent one. She should stop writing about herself in the third person!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
|Purgatory (Repenting Believers)||Very High|
|Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)||High|
|Level 2 (Lustful)||Very Low|
|Level 3 (Gluttonous)||High|
|Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)||Very Low|
|Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)||Moderate|
|Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)||Very Low|
|Level 7 (Violent)||Very Low|
|Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)||Low|
|Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)||Very Low|
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Rock on, you're a Ravenclaw! Intelligent,
level-headed, and mysterious, you can often be
found in the library, studying. You are smart and
get the best grades in your class. In fact,
you probably got all Outstandings on your O.W.L.s!
Your house is respectable and has a good
Quidditch team. The founder of your house was
Rowena Ravenclaw. Go Eagles!
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