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Insane Insurance

Whilst on my way to a cyclo-cross race recently someone accidentally hit my car. It was all at slow speed so don’t panic, everyone was fine! I was just heading up the hill out of Borth. The other driver was pulling out of a blind alley to the left which has waist high walls to either...

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An Indoor Crafty Christmas Camp

We haven’t been camping with the Scouts for a while and this time of year isn’t ideal for it. However, at our last Scout meeting we decided to arrange a crafty Christmas camp for them. We just gave each group a tent, gave them a selection of poles and some rope along with several boxes of...

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Mince Pies, Mulled Wine, Spectacles and Special Sweet Tokens in Aberystwyth

Yet more festive celebrations here in Aberystwyth. I work from home as a Freelance Website Designer on Monday’s and Tuesdays and then work at the Univeristy as a Lab Technician Wednesday to Friday. So,after seeing Anna and Morgan off to school and work on Monday morning, I did a whole load of chores around the...

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Christmas Lights

We broke with tradition this year and put our Christmas decorations up a day before my birthday. We usually wait until after my birthday but as it was the weekend and we had little planned for Saturday we decided to get them out a day early this year. Not only that, but we put the...

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Birthday Day Out

Yet another year older for me as it was my birthday on Sunday. This year, there were no exciting adventurous sporting activities which was probably a good thing as I was still suffering with a lingering lurgy. So, after a chilled morning I opened my birthday presents over breakfast. There was a new heart rate monitor...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Conwy to Rhos on Sea

Coast Path Vital Stats Conwy to Rhos on Sea Distance: 13.80 miles Elevation Gain Today: 287m Highest Elevation: 142m Time: 3:17:42 Av. Pace: 14:20 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: Max Heart Rate: Calories: 2308 Totals to Date Total Distance: 396.48miles Total Time: 75:21:47 Total Elevation Gain: 10787 Total Calories: 37308 Distance to go: 499 miles Another day and another chance to complete...

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Christmas Charities Fete and Lantern Parade

Weekends are always busy for us and the past weekend was no exception. Saturday was packed full of Christmas festivities for the Scouts. Christmas Charities Fete It started with the annual Christmas charities fete in the Community Hall in Borth. The Scouts were running the Santa’s Grotto, the kitchen, a big raffle, the tombola, a...

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Cheesemaking at River Cottage

So, Alan treated me to a cheesemaking course at River Cottage for my birthday.  I’m not really sure how we decided on cheesemaking but I fancied a cookery course and I think we thought it would be nice to do some something completely different rather than baking bread or cakes.  We did some research and...

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Cross by the Sea – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 10

I missed round 9 of the Welsh Cyclo-cross league last weekend as we were away in Devon. From what I saw though it was an extremely cold, very muddy and showy affair – just what I was expecting from Cyclo-cross really. By contrast round 10 in Pembrey, Cross by the Sea, was clear and sunny...

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