Happy Allantide/Nos Calan Gwaf everyone!!!
For those who have no idea what I’m on about, take a look at the link. (I wouldn’t normally post a link to Wiki as they’re decidedly anti-Cornish but this is all right on!)
Also recommended is this brilliant book: http://troybooks.co.uk/cornish-traditional-year.html
Cornish ‘Jacky Lantern’
I walk in Aberdeen, I hear an Aberdonian accent. I walk in Manchester, I hear a Manc accent. I walk in York, I hear a York accent. I walk in Swansea, I hear a Swansea accent.
I walk in Penzance, Trura, Camburn, S’nozzell, Bude, Lanson, in fact anywhere in Cornwall, what do I hear? Not one Cornish accent, be it Camburn, Trura, St Just or anywhere!
Either south-eastern English, northern English or predominately, it seems, Midland English/Birmingham…
There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark…
Further to the posting of the 24/10/12:
This is NOT the child in question, merely an approximation of how Sun journos wish he was. Again, this is NOT, I repeat, NOT the child. I’m just using an emotive picture which has nothing to do with the story to provoke/create a reaction, in the same way papers like The Sun and their ilk do.
A letter published in the Polgooth Times – the newsletter for the village, purporting to be from a 12 year old member of the fictional Cornwall National Liberation Army has got the idiots at the rancid rag that is The Sun rubbing their hands in glee.
This lot like nothing more than stirring up hatred towards the Cornish, even with something as preposterous as this and it’s not for the first time: http://bit.ly/RiqTbu http://bit.ly/Risi1S.
Just have a read of some of the mental comments below the article, typical of the Sun readership!
Earlier today a motion of a vote of no confidence in Alec Robertson, the Tory leader of Cornwall Council, was carried by 63 votes to 49.
Eternal drip Mark Kaczmarek accused Lib Dem’s Jeremy Rowe of being a “back-stabber” and a bit of a fracas ensued until Chairman Pat Harvey called for security, who led Kaczmarek from the chamber!
After a disappointing and irritating Tory faff in the afternoon, it was Jim Currie (Con) and Neil Burden (Ind) who were put forward as candidates.
Jim Currie won by a few votes, 49-46.
Several members of the cabinet, including our old friend Graeme Hicks, then resigned.
Have a geek at these Cornish boys:
Their short film ‘Porth Emmet’ is in the ‘Made in Kernow’ section of this year’s Cornwall Film Festival in Newquay.
Back’long, Penzance world-champion kickboxer Julie Kitchen was denied a chance to carry the Olympic torch through West Cornwall in favour of some up-country people which seemed a little unfair. Julie is a 14x Muaythai World Title holder and is probably the best female fighter/boxer in the world.
She’s a great ambassador for her sport and for Penzance and Cornwall and a fantastic role-model for Cornish youngsters. However, in my opinion, she’s woefully unrecognised.
Kernow’s Julie Kitchen
Penzance Town Council have deciced to give the ‘Freedom of the Town’ to somebody either, ‘born, brought up or resident in Penzance and the surrounding parish’ which leads to some random suggestions such as Mike Luke, Jan Harvey and Caroline Jackson. Hollywood make-up pedlar and actress Thandie Newton is up there too.
Obviously Olympic gold medal winner Helen Glover has been put forward as well but I feel this accolade in terms of a sporting hero ought to go to Julie.
Vote for who you like but I feel this hard-working young woman deserves this.
N.B. An Helghyer neither knows Julie nor has anything to do with kickboxing.