Author: Anna Cole

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Brass Extravaganza review

What a day! I spent most of Saturday at the Brass Extravaganza in Aberystwyth.  This has been a few months in planning and a lot of hard work behind the scenes but the day was finally here and fingers crossed…touch wood…everything would run smoothly. Youth Competition The Brass Extravaganza started off with a Youth Solo and...

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This is Parkin.  He’s not our cat but he has been hanging around our house for quite a while.  He’s always very timid and just looks like he would like a decent meal so we started feeding him alongside Robbie (our cat) whenever he turned up. Recently we hadn’t seen him for a while and...

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Slow Cooker Recipes

We’ve had a slow cooker for years and I have to admit it is lovely to head out for the day (whether that is off for a walk in the hills with Alan and Morgan or just a day at work) and have tea all ready to go when you walk through the door.

I have only ever made stew in our slow cooker. I have played with the variety of stew and we’ve had some lovely beef, pork and leek, beef and ale and chicken stews over the years…

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Capten Comins

Morgan’s school had a competition to design a new logo for ‘Capten Comins’ to remind everyone in the school to turn off the lights when not in use. It was organised by the school Eco-Council and everyone in the school had the chance to enter. Morgan came up with a good idea of using the...

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A happy minecraft lego, yellow pancakes birthday!

We had a nice day at home for Morgan’s birthday – a bit more chilled than a typical day with Alan but we had fun all the same. It started with lego building then we were off to feed the chickens. Morgan was very impressed to find an egg and even more impressed that we...

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Garden produce

It’s taken a while to get going this year but suddenly the strawberries, black currants, red currants and raspberries are ready to pick and eat. We’ve also picked our first baby courgettes and purple sprouting broccoli. It’s lovely to have food for tea that we have grown ourselves.

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Busy day in Wales

We’ve had quite a busy day here in Wales….well, certainly this morning has been hectic. We were up at 5am to cheer Alan on in the European Triathlon Championships in Alanya in Turkey. Morgan and I weren’t able to go due to work and school so have been supporting from home. We had to make...

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