Dedh Nawnjek ha Dogens
De Yow, ethves warn ügens mis Whevrel
Thursday, 28th February
Diwedh ew hedhyw a vis Whevrel. Berr ew an mis ma, an berra mis en oll an vledhen. An misyow gwav ew Kevardhû, Genver ha Whevrel, etho hedhyw a dal bos an diwettha dedh gwav. An misyow gwenton (warlergh meteorologieth) ew Meurth, Ebrel ha Me, etho avorow a dal bos an kensa dedh a wenton. Ew gwav gellys en gwrionedh? Ma gwelys gena nei flourys gwenton solabres hag y veu dhen nebes jornyow pur dòbm. Saw e veu dhe nei ergh nanj ew üdn mis. A wra awel yeyn dewheles arta?
Me a dhewelas dhort Swindon hedhyw – viaj hir ha completh. Me a vajyas en üdn carr, üdn côch, dew vùss ha pajer tren, ha me a gerras (gerdhas) dew vildir. Lowen oma dhe vos tre. Nag o an viaj pur deg – nag o an gewer pur dha – saw an mor a veu arhans ogas dhe Dawlish.
Jorna trist ew raga vy. Ev a dal bos pedn bloodh ow whor, saw hei a verwas e’n vledhen eus passyes. Ow fedn bloodh ow honan ew dew dhedh deffrans, dew dhedh ha pemdhek bledhen po nebes. Ow whor o pecar’a nessa mabm dhebm.
Today is the end of February. This month is short, the shortest month in the whole year. The winter months are December, January and February, so today should be the last winter’s day. The spring months (according to meteorology) are March, April and May, so tomorrow should be the first day of spring. Has winter in fact gone? We have already seen spring flowers and we had some very warm days. But we had snow a month ago. Will cold weather return again?
I returned from Swindon today – a long and complicated journey. I travelled in one car, one coach, two buses and four trains, and I walked two miles. I am happy to be home. The journey wasn’t very pretty – the weather wasn’t very good – but the sea was silver near Dawlish.
It’s a sad day for me. It should be my sister’s birthday, but she died last year. My own birthday is two days different, two days and almost fifteen years. My sister was like a second mother to me.