Category: Family

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Posts all about what we get up to as a ‘down-shifted’ family living a ‘Simple Life of Luxury’ in West Wales. From family gatherings to family days out and much more.

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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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Campervan Essentials

Following on from my last post about buying a campervan, we now have it and it is full of all the campervan essentials. I drove down to Llanelli last Saturday for a last drive in my Meriva and collected the camper. The drive back in it was fine and I made it was far as Aberaeron...

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Buying a VW Camper

I should have known that things were going to get expensive when someone drove into the side of my car just before Christmas. The upshot of that was that my car was a Cat D right-off so I bought a replacement. This proved to be a little too small which then convinced us that really...

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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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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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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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Christmas Day in The Cole Household

That was a lovely Christmas Day in the Cole household. The highlight being that we managed to successfully pull of the installation of a ground-level trampoline in the front garden and keep it a secret. Morgan was suitably impressed, surprised and delighted. Christmas Day Christmas Eve was the usual story with Morgan not being able...

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Installing a Ground Level Trampoline

If there’s one thing Morgan had wanted for Christmas it was a trampoline. You know the sort, the big blue ugly things that everyone seems to have rusting away in their gardens. He’s been wanting one for ages and we had always categorically said no. We had loads of reason why not as well. They’re ugly. I didn’t...

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