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Windsurfing in the Estuary at Ynyslas

I haven’t mentioned Ivor, our local katabatic wind for a while. It is now the time of years when he’s at his strongest though. He’s been ‘blowing a hoolie all week’ so on Sunday morning I headed down to go windsurfing in the estuary at Ynyslas at high tide. The sun was shining, Ivor was...

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

As it was Mother’s Day on Sunday we (Morgan and I – well, me really!) decided to make her a yummy triple chocolate cheesecake. I was going to go with Anna’s favourite, and our usual cheesecake recipe that we have perfected over the years. However, getting hold of chocolate Philadelphia would be difficult in Borth so...

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Sunny Surf Ski Session

Having worked loads of extra hours last week, I was owed a bit of time. So, when the sun came out on Wednesday afternoon and the wind dropped off I couldn’t resist finishing work an hour early so that I could get out for a lovely relaxing surf ski paddle on the estuary. I met...

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Spring Skies at Ynyslas

It was such a nice day yesterday but I was stuck at work. So, come the evening I couldn’t resist walking to Scouts rather than getting in the car. So, here’s a couple of photos from the beach last night. Lovely Spring Skies. Things weren’t looking too shabby in the garden at sunrise either – as...

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A Birthday Bedroom Redecoration

Morgan’s main birthday present this year was a re-decoration of his bedroom. It’s not really surprising that he wanted something like that for his 12th birthday as I’m pretty sure it’s been the same (slightly pinkish) colour since he was born. He’s now a much more independent 12 year old so has his own ideas...

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Spring on Campus

We had a brief taste of Spring last week, but it was only brief. Since then it’s been raining, windy, grey and miserable. The forecast is for more rain or snow, colder temperatures and wintry conditions. So, to cheer things up a bit here’s a few photos of the Spring-like day from the University Campus.

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21st Century at Ynyslas

We seem to be moving ever closer to the 21st Century at Ynyslas… First we leap-frogged most people in the UK by getting Superfast broadband via a direct Fibre to the Property (FTTP) connection rather than the standard Fibre to the Cabinet connection that most people with Superfast Broadband have. Before that we were on...

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The New Fire Station in Aberystwyth

We took the Scouts to visit the new Fire Station in Aberystwyth on Friday. They started off with a little presentation and some fire-safety advice from the Firemen and then had a tour of the fire station. They got to try on some kit, take a look at the fire engines and even spray a...

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