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A new month and a new posting! It’s December, and Christmas is almost upon us! I’ve already been getting into the spirit and have been putting up decorations in my house in Shropshire over the past day. Unfortunately, that’s been a bit of a distraction from writing – time to regain my focus!
So, another character feature – this time, I’ll introduce you to Llinos’ father, Meurig. Meurig is generally a bit of a dour, grumpy sort of character. However, the picture representation above may give you the impression he’s a little jolly, and in fact he does have quite a dry sense of humour. A typical Welshman from Llanfair Caereinion in Powys (where he was once a shop-keeper), he decides to leave with his daughter when the Ironsides attack across the border, heading for Llanberis. His sister, Bronwen, is the wife of the Mayor of Llanberis, Tewdur (see previous Character Feature) and Meurig decides that it’s safer to take refuge with his relations there, for the time being.
Fairly short, with greying-brown hair and a thick beard, he is a fluent Welsh speaker, as is his daughter. Enroute to Llanberis, Meurig and Llinos encounter the renegade Patrick and ‘rescue’ him, taking him with them to Llanberis. Meurig is sceptical about the relationship his daughter then strikes up with Patrick. He senses it may lead to trouble in future. He’s not wrong in this respect……
Until the next time