I was born and brought up in north Wales and got an O level in Welsh at school, but haven’t really used it since. My family was Welsh-speaking but never spoke it at home in Colwyn Bay (which was mainly English-speaking), and for this, I’m annoyed and frustrated!! The Welsh I learned at school wasn’t conversational, though I’ve always tried to speak a little with colleagues over the years, but I feel I now need to spend more time and a concerted effort to do more. I can’t wait to be able to speak Welsh and am determined to stick with it. Very exciting!