tom jones
Tom Jones 

Being an expat, now living in Australia but from the wild and woolly depths of Wales, we as a family often chat about our homeland. My children have grown up in Australia, and we all love the climate, the people and the lifestyle (it’s Winter here now, but we’re having an unexpected heatwave, my barometer reads 30 degrees). They are growing up fast, with social events, friends to see and (in the case of my son) work to go to. But every so often we will have a free evening and will take our dinner desserts and sit in the back media room. It has a huge print of Elvis Presley on the wall (from Jailhouse Rock, his best time in my opinion) and we will chat over a couple of beers (or lemonade for my daughter).

The night inevitably turns to Wales, and we love to regale stories of our times living there. When we used to love to walk on the sands at Porthcawl and eat ice cream whilst the kids played on the park. When we used to take a drive down Tenby, and pop into Folly Farm. Such memories are made of this….


Last night was such and occasion, and our thoughts turned to that little piece of the UK half a world away from us. Naturally the drinks flew and before I knew it we had Tom Jones blasting from the TV. Now, he is a legend in Wales, along with rugby, the Welsh dragon,  the Millennium stadium (where the rugby is played, of course) and songs. We killed our rendition of Delilah, Its Not Unusual and Green Green Grass of Home, and the more we played the more noisier we became.

Does anyone have a song, artist (or both) that they HAVE to play when they gather with family and friends?

Please share…:)