Just for the hwyl of it

Two friends wrapped up in warm clothes, scarves and gloves share a hot drink, laughing. One of them is in a wheelchair.

On his mother’s side, Gary has Welsh heritage.  Both his mother and grandmother were born in Wales.  He is currently trying to learn Welsh.  There are currently only 892,500 speakers globally of Welsh.  It is not exactly an endangered language but there are not a lot of opportunities to practice it in Brisbane.

There is a word in Welsh, hwyl (hoyle), which means doing things just for pleasure of doing them.  To our way of thinking, hwyl perfectly encapsulates why we have been busily working on the platform.  It will be a social good, that we hope will have a positive impact, for individuals, their families and Australian society.  But as we continue to work, it continues to give us great pleasure, just to be doing it.

The Celtic languages include a wealth of words that evoke precisely exactly what they mean.  Hwyl is a great example of  one of those words.

On his mother's side, Gary has Welsh heritage.  Both his mother and grandmother were born in Wales.  He is currently trying to learn Welsh.  There are currently only 892,500 speakers globally of Welsh.  It is not exactly an endangered language but there are not a lot of opportunities to practice it in Brisbane. There is a word in Welsh, hwyl (hoyle), which means doing things just for pleasure of doing them.  To our way of thinking, hwyl perfectly encapsulates why we have been busily working on the platform.  It will be a social good, that we hope will have a positive impact, for individuals, their families and Australian society.  But as we continue to work, it continues to give us great pleasure, just to be doing it. The Celtic languages include a wealth of words that evoke precisely exactly what they mean.  Hwyl is a great example of  one of those words.

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