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Fun in the Snow

After a quick trip back from Bluestone at the weekend we couldn’t wait to get out and play in the snow. There was plenty in the hills around Aberystwyth so we didn’t have to go far to find it. Morgan and I donned our snow-gear, dug the snow-board out of the shed and headed off to the...

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65th Birthday at Bluestone

It was my Mum’s 65th birthday on Friday so rather than have a traditional birthday party we all got together at Bluestone in Pembrokeshire. When I say all, that’s her descendant family – Children, Grand-children and Great Grand-children. There were a couple of us missing due to work commitments but even without Jennie and Megan...

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65th Birthday Cake

It was my Mum’s 65th birthday the other day so we baked her a nice chocolate celebration cake. It’s a birthday cake recipe that we got from the Volcanic Kitchens cookbook that we brought back from New Zealand. It makes a lovely chocolate cake that we use for all sorts of occasions. It wouldn’t be a...

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Christmas Dinners

It must nearly be Christmas and the office festive dinners are in full swing. As ever there always seems to be a clash with everything happening at the same time. Yesterday was no exception and I had an admin team Christmas lunch at the university and a Psychology Department Christmas dinner in the evening. I...

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Surf Ski Stills

GoPro videos of my activities are all well and good, but they don’t work very well in our weblog book that I produce each year. So, here are a few stills from my surf ski session on Tuesday. Hopefully they’ll look good in book format when the time comes. Hopefully they look good on the web...

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Windsurfing in a Hailstorm

Just a quick video to give you a taste of Mondays windsurf session here at Ynyslas. 25-35 knots of wind so I was well powered up with my 5m sail and 85ltr board. Some fairly big seas but nothing too mad. The hailstones hurt though when sailing into them at 25mph! Plenty of jumps, some...

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A 3 Shower Day

Sometimes I can judge the success of a day by the number of showers I have. A normal day usually consists of about 2 showers. I generally do two training sessions or two sessions on/in the sea and have a shower after each one. Maybe a bike ride and a run, or an open water...

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Reminders of Home

I have lived in West Wales for a long time and pretty much fell in love with it from the first day, but before coming to university in Aberystwyth I lived on the Isle of Man which is also a very lovely place to live. I’ve always thought the Isle of Man and Aberystwyth are...

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GoPro Windsurfing

I had a pretty good surf ski session on Friday afternoon as the sunset. The conditions were quite challenging for surf skiing with 20 knot wind and some messy surf. I impressed myself by staying dry though so was looking forward to editing and sharing my GoPro footage, especially as I had the camera mounted...

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