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Isle of Man 2017 – Day 4

The last day of our trip to the Isle of Man already and as usual I was up before the others. I headed off into Castletown to see if it was windy enough to windsurf. It wasn’t so I got into my cycling kit instead and went for a bike ride. Cycling around South Barrule I...

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Tree Sculpture on Borth & Ynyslas Beach

There are loads of planning notice signs up at the entrance to the beach here at Borth & Ynyslas for a proposed ‘Metal Cast Oak Tree’. According to the signs it will be located in the inter-tidal zone on the beach between Borth and Ynyslas (except they have spelt Ynyslas incorrectly!). From what we’ve seen elsewhere,...

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Isle of Man 2017 – Day 3

After a nice night sleeping in Ramsey the Campervan in the dunes of the Ayres I was up earlyish for a walk in the dunes. So much like home! Once back at the camper it was pancakes for breakfast and then we headed off to check out the wind at Ballaugh. It was pretty windy...

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Morgan’s Birthday Bedroom

As mentioned in a previous post, Morgan’s birthday present this year was the redecoration of his room. It therefore wasn’t an overnight present all wrapped an ready to go but something that would take a while to complete. It is now finished though and looks really good. Morgan is pleased with it and has already had...

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Isle of Man 2017 – Day 2

Morning Run As usual, I started my day, and Day 2 on the Isle of Man, earlier than the others. I was up at 5ish waiting for it to get light, and when it did so I went for a run. My route took me up to the Cringle Plantation, along a new mountain bike trail...

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Camper Van Upgrades

We’ve made a few upgrades to our camper van since getting it. New Door Seals First up were some new door seals. These were nice and easy to install and apparently are standard on the higher specced VW vehicles such as the Caravelle and California. They cut down a little on road noise from the...

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Springtime in the Garden

Spring is here and the garden is bursting into life. We’ve had a lot of rain though so much of it is still under-water. This has been causing issues with our plumbing as well as preventing me from doing any work in the garden. The water feature has quite a pond surrounding it at the...

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20 minute FTP Test – Fitness Gains

Phew, it’s been a while since I last did an FTP. Monday morning brought with it time to do a 20 minute FTP test though. My last test was at the beginning of January, an 8 minute test that produced an FTP of 290 Watts. Not great, but it dod result in a slight improvement over...

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