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Nellie Knows : Wales : 18 July 2019

Thankfully St Swithuns Day passed with no rain so that’s us on course for warm weather supposedly for 40 days. I recently did some research about Saint Days and today’s the day to celebrate Saint Gwen Teirbron, allegedly God gifted her a third breast.  I find it fascinating that all around there are roads, schools and places bearing a Saint’s name and wonder how many people know the history.

St David is of course the Patron Saint of Wales and is celebrated on 1st March. This year I was at Borough Market with an amazing assortment of Welsh food and drinks suppliers, though not a drop of anything containing sugar passed my lips. I recently met a Wiltshire farmer who was very dismissive of Welsh food, he got more than he bargained for when I unleashed a list of Welsh food and drink. He won’t make that mistake again.

Last Monday I was in Cardiff for the Keeping Faith Series 2 premiere and I can assure you if you were left hanging in suspense at what happens to Faith, Evan and Baldini following that shock ending in Series 1 you’ll be chomping at the bit and ready for Tuesday 23rd July at 9pm on BBC 1.

Eve Myles (Torchwood, Broadchurch, Victoria), Bradley Freegard (EastEnders, Casualty, Hinterland), Mark Lewis Jones (Stella, Chernobyl, Hinterland), Aneirin Hughes (Hinterland, 15 Days, Eastenders) Hannah Daniel (Hinterland), Eiry Thomas (Hinterland, Indian Doctor, Stella), Suzanne Packer (Brookside, Casualty, Death in Paradise), Steffan Rhodri (Apple Tree Yard, Gavin & Stacey), Alex Harries (Hinterland, Torchwood) to name but a few of the hugely talented cast return with a brilliant new series written by the genius Welsh BAFTA winner Matthew Hall (Judge John Deed, Dalziel & Pascoe), produced and directed by Pip Broughton of Vox Pictures. It starts at 9pm, move over Love Island, and continues on iPlayer straight after if you don’t want to wait each week to see how it all pans out.

Eve was utterly gobsmacked at my transformation having last seen me the previous June. We chatted about giving up sugar, getting well and being happy. I’ve done 46 weeks now and am beginning to get used to seeing myself slimmer, trimmer, lighter and brighter. Giving up sugar might not be for everyone and I am as surprised as the next person how much my life and health has changed but it has worked for me.

People are very polite and say “you’re looking well” and I respond by saying “thank you, I feel well” and those are the best words ever.


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