Me and the kids are wearing our red shirts , they faces with dragons painted, (which I'm desperately trying to get them not to smudge), the flags are everywhere and once again there is a spring in the step of the nation.
Only the expansive but stuttering French to beat. Hopefully all that Gallic flair will crumble and their own fans will get on their backs very early, with Shane Williams
Wondering how the kids will experience such a big event, now we just need to find that Fish n Chip shop I was recommended to make this cultural and patriotic home coming complete.
Their cries of "Hup Wales" and "Hup Cymru" they are shouting is a nice mix of their joined heritage, and is a nice conversation broker as people are asking about it. Especially when they further explain in their haltering English that papa always cries when Hen Wlad Fy Hadau starts. "Tears of joy" is my immediate reaction - "no he cries" say the little ones.
Cymru am Byth