Nait and his sister Naitalie are traveling around the world meeting families affected by the disease that they are named after, Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia.

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Sunday 30 October 2011

Croeso i Gymru Tedi! (Welcome to Wales Teddy!)

13/10/11 – I arrived in Wales on Mummy Nia’s birthday....a very nice surprise for her and the rest of the Lewis family – Daddy Aled, and children Elain, who’s 5 years old and Siôn, who’s 2 and a half years old!! I was rather confused to start with as they seemed to be talking a different language to what I've heard before, but soon realised that they were talking Welsh with each other and with me and soon got the hang of it!!

14/10/11 – I went to visit Year 1 and 2 at Ysgol Gynradd Bethel (Bethel Primary School) where Elain goes to school today and she introduced me to her classmates and Miss Jones, her teacher. Miss Jones told the story of when Elain was born and all about NAIT (the edited version!) and also used the locations where NAIT families live to look at the globe and find out where they all were. I really enjoyed my time at the school and the children were really kind.

15/10/11 – Elain took me to her dance class this morning with Angylion Kelly (Kelly’s Angels)....all the children liked me! (Elain seen holding the Teddy, and Siôn stayed for the photo too!)

15/10/11 – It was a gloriously sunny day here in Wales today, so whilst Elain was dancing, Siôn took me up to the local park...

and on the way back down home, we passed a farm and saw some sheep!....

16/10/11 – Elain took me to her friend’s birthday party today (photo of Elain, Alaw and Lois at the party)...and on the way, we went to see Snowdon....Elain and her friend Alaw can be seen outside Snowdon Mountain Railway.

18/10/11 – I got a very special ride today in the back of Mummy Nia’s car where I was helping to promote NAIT.....

20/10/11 –Siôn took me to Meithrinfa Ffalabalam (Ffalabalam Nursery) today and I had lots of fun with all the children. I had lots of fun playing with Sam Tân (Fireman Sam), Siôn’s favourite toy, I got to play in the sand, and I even had a go at painting! I had a lot of yummy food too, and even had seconds....the nice Aunties at the nursery gave me my own plate and I got to sit with Siôn and his friends round the table! Siôn even got his face painted like a tiger....I wanted a go too but thought it might be rather difficult to wash off so I had fun watching all the other children!

21/10/11 – I went to Conwy County Borough Council today where Mummy Nia works....whilst I was there I had a go at simultaneous translation......I thought this was really cool because whenever somebody speaks Welsh in the Council Chamber, Mummy Nia and the other translators translates it to English for the non-Welsh speaker!

I also helped promote another charity today (Breast Cancer Awareness) when I purchased a raffle ticket and won a cake!!!

22/10/11 – I went with Elain and Siôn to Gelli Gyffwrdd (Greenwood Forest Park - today, and I went to read poetry in Cerrig y Cerddi / Poets’ Corner just like my poem says I would!

I also got to go on the Moon Karts, the Great Green Run, the Tree Top Towers and played in the Little Forest Playbarn.

Whilst I was there, I also had my picture taken by the World’s Biggest Love Spoon!!

I was tired by the time we got to the Tunnel Warren, so after a quick go on the slide with Siôn,I had a little rest in Sion’s buggy.

24/10/11 – I visited a very special place today – SCBU and Alaw Day Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd (Gwynedd Hospital) where both Elain and Siôn were born. Both had been in SCBU after they were born and Mummy Nia had IVIG at Alaw Day Unit when expecting Siôn. I took a box of chocolates to both Wards and met some of the staff. Mummy Nia couldn’t believe there was nearly 3 years since she had started her transfusions with Siôn, neither could the staff...

25/10/11 – I visited Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch today.... This village has the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world...

29/10/11 – Elain and Siôn were very sad when Mummy Nia packed me up in my box ready to go to visit Senen Loy and family today, but Elain and Siôn had a special message for me when I was leaving Wales.....”Diolch am rannu dy amser efo ni Tedi / Thank you for sharing your time with us Teddy!!


  1. Oh nia SO gorgeous!!!! x cried the whole way through it! cant wait to see you in december! love Lou x

  2. What a GREAT visit NAIT bear had with you all.. I love seeing pictures of the daily life of our families :) makes me smile. Thanks so much for sharing! Congrats on winning a cake too - looked yummy :P If i win a lottery in the near future i will join you ladies in Dec! Marin

  3. Lovely blog nia!! I recognise some places from our holidays in Wales. I can't make it to the meet in dec but maybe on my next Wales holiday I can call and meet you xx

  4. Thank you everyone!

    @Lou - I can't wait to meet you either!! x

    @Marin - thanks - yes the cake was scrummy!! x

    @Gillian - that would be lovely - I live less than 15 minutes away from all the places I mentioned so if you're ever this end of the world, please do let me know, it would be lovely to meet you. x

  5. We love all your piccy's!! you've been having some great adventures with Elain and Sion in Wales, what a lovely visit thanks for sharing!! :)

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