Two things have prompted me to learn Welsh – after a very busy working life and family life, I have recently retired and feel that I now have more time to try and learn Welsh.

My granddaughter (aged 3) has just started Welsh medium nursery, and I really want to be able to speak some Welsh with her as she learns the language over the years.

Like lots of people, I tried Duolingo which introduced me to lots of Welsh vocabulary, but really I was left with little clue of how to say the words. SSiW appeals to me because it is about speaking Welsh, first and foremost.

I’m very much a beginner and find it takes time for the Welsh words to register because the pronunciation is so different to English. But I can see repetition is the only way to go.

I’m excited to be on this journey!