Tuesday, August 02, 2011

ABC Wednesday - C

This week for our look at Cymru, we're travelling to the north and coming a bit closer to home. But to set us off on our way what about a bowl of cawl?
Cawl's a traditional Welsh stew made with root vegetables and most importantly, lamb - Welsh lamb is the best in the world - and leeks.

Caernarfon castle stands proudly next to the Menai Straits. Edward 1 of England initiated its building in 1283 as a definitive part of his plan to control Wales. The first English Prince of Wales was born in the castle in 1284 and in 1969 the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales took place there. It's a magnificent building and a recognised World Heritage Site.
Closer to home, one of George's favourite walks is in Clyne Woods.
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19 comments:

capturedalive said...

The stew looks yummy

Pheno, ABC Team

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

Caernarfon was my first [UK] castle visit, and I have such fond memories of Wales.

EG Wow said...

Some day I hope to visit Wales. So many wonderful places to explore!

photowannabe said...

I'm so hungry for lunch and there it is staring me from the computer...vicarious lunch.
Great post.

Meryl said...

The Cawl sounds and looks absolutely delicious! It looks like it warms and soothes the soul. I am sitting here nursing a sinus infection and wish I had a bowl right now!

Carver said...

Great series of shots for the letter C. The stew looks tasty.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for showing this photo of Caernarfon Castle.We were there also when we stayed in Wales during our holidays.It was impressive!

Leslie: said...

I love a good stew - I make it with beef because lamb is very expensive here and if I'm going to have some I'll make rack of lamb. I can hardly wait to see the castle and some of the area around Swanswea.

Leslie
abcw team

chubskulit said...

Looks like a hearty dish!

Roger Owen Green said...

never heard of cawl, but think I'd like it.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rose said...

I'll pass on the cawl--I don't eat lamb--but I'd love to see Caernarfon! Clyne Woods looks like an inviting place for a walk, too.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Today children, we focus on C,

as in Cthulhu,

a very Welsh-looking word ;-)

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" ;-)

jabblog said...

Lots of lovely Cs.

sewa mobil said...

Nice article, thanks for the information.

Jane and Chris said...

PLEEEEEEASE do 'pobs' for 'P'.
Jane x
PS Did I spell pobs correctly?

Gledwood said...

O wel wel! Es i i Gastell Caernarfon!

A mae'r cawl yn edrych in dda iawn, ynte!

Liz I have written a highly perceptive piece on the horrors of drugs today (at the end) do have a look and tell me how amazing my writing is. Or how I totally missed the point. Whichever. Please.

Hwyl dda I Eorge. (you drop the G to "to George" is "i Eorge.)

Dr Stu said...

C is for Maltesers,
but then, who isn't ?

http://youtu.be/2i0ZuMNP3D8

Gledwood said...

O wel wel! Nes i TGAU yn Gymraeg (grad A) fi'n bolyglot ynte!

(In answer to your query yeah I got an A in GCSE Welsh and speak conversational Dutch Thai Japanese and some Chinese as well as A Level French and German bear in mind I really haven't applied myself as I should have to any of this which is why I doggedly soldier on with Chinese and Japanese I am absolutely determined to speak both fluently and to be able to read a novel in them.

Gledwood said...

shit i forgot to point out "conversational" extends litle beyond "where is this" "my name is..." "how are you" "how much is that" type stuff except in Welsh which I got a pretty good grounding in. Not thanx to my Welsh teacher; thanks to Teach Yourself Living Welsh!