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Morf Orwyn

Date joined: 03/02/15

About

Born in the English Midlands, I was raised in Berkshire from the age of four when the family moved to accommodate my father's job. I attended Wescott Infants School, then Westende Primary School and finally The Holt County Girls School - all in Wokingham, Berkshire - before undertaking many various paths of study over a number of years, whilst disk jockeying in many pubs and clubs around the UK.

Two of my godparents resided in the Gower, in South Wales, my godfather being a Welsh farmer of course. So many Easter breaks were spent aiding my godfather with dipping sheep, feeding abandoned lambs and travelling on a tractor or quad round the marshes. I sapped up as much of the Welsh culture as I could, Berkshire being such an industrialised, smoggy area (so close to London - an absolute commuter town).

After what seems a lifetime (probably because for my current age it has been) I moved to Cardiff; after three years I moved to the Cynon Valley where my children and I have settled. I am an unpublished author with a few children's books completed; I am working on a few different writing projects at the moment alongside attending to a fulltime university degree in English & History.

A natural born polyglot it seems, I completed my first lot of Welsh language examinations after five months of studying what is meant to be a two year course. My Welsh is far from perfect but my grasp of the language is good and I use it as often as possible. I speak some German, some French and odd words of Japanese, Spanish, Dutch....... And HTML, HTML counts as a language don't you know.

My particular interests lay in the mining industry in Wales, past and present. Coal, though I am starting to look into other natural resource mines as a curiosity. My interest does extend to Britain as a whole, but it is the decline of industry across Wales which fascinates (and saddens) me the most, due to the legacy of deprivation the mine closures left behind.

Website: https://www.headsashedofrainbows.com

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