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240206.1 There's a Welsh settlement in Patagonia! Where they speak Welsh! And the ship they went on was called the Mimosa.

240206.2 Also, Patagonia is in Argentina.


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Feb. 24th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
I know, it was on telly last year so there :p
Feb. 24th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
It's on telly again on Sunday :p who says TV isn't educational??
Feb. 24th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
... that place is real? I thought they made it up for A Swiftly Tilting Planet!
Feb. 24th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, Madeleine L'Engle. I haven't read that one - the only one I remember reading is the one about the starfish. The name of which I've forgotten.
Feb. 24th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
The only thing I know about Patagonia is that it's where Patagonian Conures come from (aka Burrowing Parrots).

Feb. 24th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Do they really burrow? He's quite cute...
Feb. 24th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yep, they have been known to burrow up to 6 feet into the side of sandstone, limestone or earth cliffs or banks to build their nests. They're actually considered agricultural pests there, although scientific evidence suggests that most of the damage they get blamed for is done by insects and other animals.

I think all conures are cute, but then I'm biased, since I have two maroon belly conures, Jester and Buddy.

I need to take new pics of Buddy, since he actually does now have a few more feathers now than he did in those pics (taken when I first got him from the rescue). He's still naked in spots (where the follicles are damaged), but very cute and sweet. When he wants me to get him out of his cage, he rings the bell on one of his toys to get my attention. Very subtle--not.

Of course, Jester tells me he wants attention in English. "Kiss the parrot! Cute parrot. Yes very cute. Pretty Jester Pester. Pet the parrot!". He's recently combined "Gimme Kiss" and "Kiss the Parrot" into "Gimme kiss the parrot!", which is his current favorite phrase.
Feb. 24th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
Yes, I know all about Welsh Patagonia. A girl from there visited Penrhyndeudraeth in c. 1979, while I was there, and was a source of great wonder to the locals as she spoke fluent Cymraeg but not a word of Sais. I might add that Welsh was almost on the verge of dying out there, in favour of Spanish, but there has lately been a revival among some of the young people, and parties of them regularly visit Welsh language schools (in Wales) every year.
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