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Bees and Moths

Saturday morning was a lovely affair. Pretty chilly mind you with the temperature dropping overnight to 10ºC but the morning skies were huge with wispy clouds first thing. We’d put the moth trap out so once Morgan was up we had a quick look through the catch. There was nothing unusual but we haven’t had...

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Westonbirt Arboretum for the Day

Day 3 of our short break in the South West and we decided to head to Westonbirt Arboretum for a day out. We’ve been here before so headed off in a different direction this time, starting off with a crossing of what looked like a new aerial walkway into the treetops. Anna and Morgan were quite...

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A Day Trip to Bath

Day 2 of our short Break in the South West and we had a day trip to Bath planned. Once again we had a treasure hunt to follow and would be searching for Pokémon too. I went for my usual early morning stroll around the local lanes and then headed back to my parents house...

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Wondrous West Wales Weekend

I know I usually try to have an action packed weekend making the most of what Wondrous West Wales has to offer but this weekend was particularly good. It started on Friday with my usual early morning walk around the dunes and then a trip into town. Anna had a few chores and some shopping...

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Ripening Reds

Arrrggghhhh…. No more courgettes please! We’ve given loads away, we’ve had courgette soup, courgette cake, courgette and chocolate cake, courgetti spaghetti, lasagne made with courgettes rather than pasta, courgette salads, more courgette cakes, courgette fritters, courgette meatballs, courgette bread, yet more courgette cake, and courgette in just about every other meal we’ve cooked. And still...

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Caernarfon Castle

We went to Caernarfon Castle on Saturday. I’d ran past the castle recently on my Coast Path run, but hadn’t been in it for ages – probably since I was Morgan’s age. It’s still as impressive as ever and I just wanted to run around the corridors and up the towers like a big kid...

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Sunday Trail Fest

It’s been a while since I’ve been up in the hills. We have been there for walks with the Scouts, but we haven’t even been out blueberry picking this year for a change. The arrival of a new bike changed that though on Sunday when I had a bit of Trail Fest at Nant yr Arian....

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Pokémon Hunting in Portmeirion

One of the main reasons for our North Wales camping trip was to visit Portmeirion. Anna and I had want to go to Portmeirion for a while and Morgan had been enthused with the idea after hearing that the Italianate village was apparently a hotspot for rare Pokémon. We therefore and pleasant, relaxing day soaking in...

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Four Mile Bridge to Trearddur Bay Coast Path Run

Coast Path Vital Stats Four Mile Bridge to Trearddur Bay Distance: 11.05 miles Elevation Gain Today: 197m Highest Elevation: 45m Time: 1:50:21 Av. Pace: 9:59 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 124bpm Max Heart Rate: 147bpm Calories: 1024 Totals to Date Total Distance: 273.77 miles Total Time: 50:35:20 Total Elevation Gain: 7546m Total Calories: 25685 Distance to go: 613 miles...

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