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Living it up in Aberystwyth Premier Inn

.Since they started building the new Premier Inn in Aberystwyth, Morgan has been wanting to spend the night there. Not wanting to disappoint we bought him and a friend a night there as a Christmas present. It was all booked for Friday evening. So, after work and school on Friday we popped home to get our overnight...

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A Mellow Day at Ynyslas

Saturday was fairly grey and dreary this weekend. That didn’t stop me from getting out on the water for a mellow day at Ynyslas though. SUP Surfing on a Mellow Day at Ynyslas First up was a mellow little SUP surf off the seafront. The waves were only small and gutless but there was enough to play...

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Cyclo-cross 2016 Round Up

The final overall standing in the Welsh Cyclo-cross 2016 league have been published recently. It’s therefore time for a little round-up of my first ever season racing Cyclo-cross. Why Cyclo-cross? Before I get into the results and how I fared against my competitors, a quick recap on why I chose to do Cyclo-cross in 2016....

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New Year Weekend Away

We haven’t long been back from a nice little weekend away for the New Year. Thanks to an invite from Dennis and Sophie, we actually had something to do for New Year for a change We drove down to theirs on Saturday morning. We then spent the weekend walking along the Teifi, geocaching, eating, drinking...

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Homemade Camembert

I shouldn’t really be surprised as Anna is usually quite good at such things. But, I am a little surprised at just how good her homemade camembert is. It’s not that I didn’t have faith in her cheese-making abilities, nor did I doubt the expert tuition she had on her River Cottage HQ Cheesemaking Course. What...

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Updating the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station

I’ve been running a weather station here in Ynyslas for a number of years now. I initially installed the weather station in 2005 at the request of a number of kite-surfers and windsurfers from the Midlands. They all used to make regular trips to the coast here but sometimes their trips would be wasted as...

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SUP Surfing in December

It seems that no matter what the weather there is always something to do here in Mid West Wales. After a week of wind and plenty of windsurfing, the wind has dropped and I headed out on my bike. I missed a surf session whilst on my bike, but since then the surf has continued to...

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Cross Biking in the Hills of Mid West Wales

I like to do my best to fill the time between Christmas and New Year with activities and this year the weather seems to have been helping. Yesterday was cloudy and cold but dry at least. After checking the surf which was good I had to choose between surfing, cross biking, surf-skiing or something else....

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I do Worry about our Friends Sometimes

Thought I’d share a Christmas present label that had us intrigued. As you can imagine we had been wondering what this could be for a while. All was revealed on Christmas Day when we opened this. Maybe I don’t have such a dirty mind after all – It looks like a loaf of bread to me! If...

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Boxing Day Windsurf with Mast Mount for GoPro

My Christmas Day windsurf wasn’t great as I had too small a sail Boxing day was perfect though. I managed to get out and give my new Mast Mount for a GoPro camera a trial in perfect conditions. It was a glorious day with wall to wall sunshine and a decent 25-30 knot WNW wind blowing. The...

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