dear visitor to both my website and my country! Wales. It is where the oldest Celtic language in Europe
is spoken, and a place where todays visitor can expect a warm welcome among the
hillsides and the vales.
So it is that I have, during the many years of my life, seen some of the cold harsh moorlands
of the southern hemisphere, stood on the burning sands of the middle east, been among some of the most dangerous jungles of the world,
but in all that time, then as now, I have enjoyed the friendship and hospitality of the Scottish,
Irish and English people. Nevertheless, I have always come home.
Home to my Wales; for its mountains are my mountains and its people
are my kind of people! Cymraeg - Welsh
am I? well being proud of my nation as I am I have chosen for the sake of this website to be the Red Dragon,
The Red Dragon of Wales (Ole R.D); the centre piece of the Welsh
National flag which proudly flies throughout the world representing
this wonderous Celtic land. That being so, there have been many who have asked
from whence did I come? Answer! no one can be sure . However, despite
the fact that I was only officially recognized by my Nation late
in the last millennium, there have been many times down through the mists of time
that I have appeared on a battlefield as the rallying point for Welshmen when they fought to retain their heritage. So is hardly
surprising therefore, that I should remember well the turmoil and
strife which has occurred in this proud and ancient nation, and it is
lest I forget those memories that has prompted me to set them down
in print in this website so that you may perhaps enjoy the reading
dear visitor if you have the time and the inclination, lean back in your chair and
make yourself comfortable; let me recall my memories
and tell you of this Nation of mine; of its Castles, Cathedrals,
Priorys, Myths and Legends; Places you may like to visit and some
of my very special places, but most of all, let me tell you
of those Medieval Princes that claimed the right to be called
the 'Prince of Wales' and by so doing, ruled this land, for it was they
and the men of Wales who gave their all in many bitter and bloody
conficts as they attempted keep this Nation free from Anglo/Norman
In closing my welcome dear visitor, I must mention that I have also
included many photographs for you to peruse, some are my own but
many are from my friends at Caron Promotions here in Wales, to whom
I offer my sincere thanks for allowing me to display them. Without
them my website would surely be a much duller place.
I do hope you enjoy the experience of my website, for I continue
to enjoy improving it for your perusal.
|May your road through life be a long one and the burden of it light.
|Hwyl (cheers) from me Ole R.D. November 2005.