Day 209 of 365 Days of Song

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Day 209 – Super Furry Animals – Arnofio/Glo in the Dark

Today, as the Wales national football team arrive back in Cardiff, as adored heroes, I thought I’d share something Welsh…

Cysgod dros Gantre’are Gwaelod
A shadow across Cantre’are Gwaelod
Cregyn gleision dan why tywod
Whey shells under the sand

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Day 205 of 365 Days of Song

Day 205 – The Welsh National Anthem – Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau (The Land of My Fathers)

I just witnessed my National football team (Wales) – which I’ve been passionately supporting since the age of 12 – beat Belgium 3-1 in the Euro 2016 Quarter-Final, to next play Portugal in the Semis. I literally am in Dream-land!

Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.

(Chorus)
Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i’m gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i’r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i’r hen iaith barhau.

The land of my fathers is dear to me,
Old land where the minstrels are honoured and free;
Its warring defenders so gallant and brave,
For freedom their life’s blood they gave.2D62B19800000578-3284433-image-a-33_1445510263110

Wales, Wales, true am I to Wales,
While seas secure the land so pure,
O may the old language endure.

My Top 10 Most Handsome Men

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I’m neither gay or homophobic; I’m comfortable in my sexuality to appreciate and notice the beauty in some men. The men in the following list all have undeniably beauty and aesthetic appeal, in my opinion. I believe it’s healthy to appreciate the beauty in both genders (sexes). I’ll post my list of my top 10 beautiful women in a short while.

1. Jensen Ackles
2. Ryan Gosling
3. George Clooney
4. Tom Hiddleston
5. Andrea Pirlo
6. Matthew McConaughey
7. Alessando Nesta
8. Gerard Butler
9. Michael Fassbender
10. Christian Bale

My 50 Most Favourite Footballers Ever

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  1. Diego Maradona (Argentina)
  2. Ryan Giggs (Wales)
  3. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
  4. George Best (Northern Ireland)
  5. Paolo Maldini (Italy)
  6. Ronaldo (Brazil)
  7. Mark Hughes (Wales)
  8. Eric Cantona (France)
  9. Henrik Larsson (Sweden)
  10. Andrea Pirlo (Italy)
  11. Pelé (Brazil)
  12. Alessandro Nesta (Italy)
  13. Francesco Totti (Italy)
  14. Roy Keane (Republic of Ireland)
  15. Romário (Brazil)
  16. Peter Schmeichel (Denmark)
  17. Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina)
  18. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
  19. Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)
  20. Nemanja Vidic (Serbia)
  21. Hristo Stoitchkov (Bulgaria)
  22. Paul Scholes (England)
  23. Roberto Baggio (Italy)
  24. Xavi Hernandez (Spain)
  25. Marco van Basten (Holland)
  26. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
  27. Gary Speed (Wales)
  28. Ruud Gullit (Holland)
  29. Rio Ferdinand (England)
  30. Ronaldinho (Brazil)
  31. Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
  32. Dennis Bergkamp (Holland)
  33. Johan Cruyff (Holland)
  34. Manuel Neuer (Germany)
  35. Raul (Spain)
  36. Neville Southall (Wales)
  37. Edgar Davids (Holland)
  38. Fernando Redondo (Argentina)
  39. Franco Baresi (Italy)
  40. Stiliyan Petrov (Bulgaria)
  41. Ian Rush (Wales)
  42. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
  43. Roberto Ayala (Argentina)
  44. Iker Casillas (Spain)
  45. Davor Suker (Croatia)
  46. Rivaldo (Brazil)
  47. Lubomir Moravcik (Slovakia)
  48. Artur Boruc (Poland)
  49. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Holland)
  50. David Beckham (England)