Hello SandyHanders or should I say SnowyHanders?

Who had snow on Sunday? Who built a s snowman? It was very cold and icy wasn’t it? I even saw an amazing rainbow from my window, quite a day of weather!

Today (Monday 25 January) is St Dwynwen’s day or Dydd Santes Dwynen in Wales. It’s our Welsh St Valentine’s day.

Dwynwen lived a very long time ago. She was one of the prettiest of princesses in Wales. Dwynwen fell head-over-heels in love with a man called Maelon Dafodrill, but Dwynwen's father said NO! She had to marry someone else.

Dwynwen was so sad she begged God to make her forget Maelon. So God sent an angel to see Dwynwen, the angel gave her a potion to make her forget Maelon and turn him into a block of ice! Then the angel gave Dwynwen three wishes...

Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed from the block of ice

Her second wish was for happiness and love for all the people in Wales.

Her third wish was that she would never fall in love or get married.

All three wishes were granted.

Dwynwen became a nun. She lived on an island off Anglesey in north Wales which people still visit today.

To celebrate ST Dwynwen we decided to make special ice hearts with things from our garden frozen inside – just like Maelon was frozen inside a block of ice. You could try making some too. Here's some instructions...

We're going to make a Welsh love spoon too. Welsh love spoons are given as a ‘token of love’. Below you can download a love spoon template to make you own from paper or card. What will you decorate it with? What colour will you make it? Don’t forget to send us in pictures of your love spoons and frozen hearts.

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Print out this PDF file which you can then cut out and decorate. We can't wait to see your SandySpoon! Rachel and Helen

See you soon SandyHanders!

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