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Palé Hall Hotel

Time for a Treat Anna and I decided it was time to treat ourselves with a trip to Palé Hall. We haven’t had the best of years thanks to a sudden and very unexpected heart attack. This has meant I haven’t quite been myself for a while. The various Coronavirus disruptions have meant that we...

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A Walk Overlooking Bala Lake

Anna and I had a couple of days away as a treat. I’ll tell you more about why and where in the next post. If it’s possible to ‘start with a stop’ then that’s what we did. We started our treat with a stop at Bala Lake en route to our accommodation. We parked on...


All Calm at Ynyslas

All was calm on the beach at Ynyslas yesterday, with some nice views across to Aberdyfi.


Our Zappi is here!

We don’t have our new electric car yet, but our Zappi chargepoint has been installed and is ready to go. Installation by EV-Wales was on the date they planned and went well. The installers were really nice and remained cheerful throughout despite the wet and very windy weather! As far as we know it all...


Frontier X ECG Monitor Review

The wonders of Facebook marketing managed to start advertising the Frontier X ECG device to me within hours of me returning home from hospital following my heart attack. Being something of a gadget hound and tech-lover my interest was of course piqued. Frontier X The Frontier X is a small, easy to use ECG device...

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Dyfi Osprey Project

Sunday was a fairly non-descript day here. Cloudy, kind of grey with a gentle breeze and mild temperatures. A 5km PB I started the day with a 5km run. Building on my post heart attack 5km PB last week I started it at slightly better pace today and just kept it up. Last weeks ‘PB’...


Back to Work

I’m pleased to report that I have now started back to work following my recent Heart Attack. Recovery has been progressing well, if a little slower than I would like, but that’s just me being impatient. I’ve been continuing with the cardiac rehab classes, even if they weren’t quite what I was expecting. I have...


On the Beach

Just a quick photo to prove that the beach is still there. I haven’t been on or in the water for a while but I do get out for a walk along the sands most days and it was looking quite summery the other day. Most of the holidaymakers have gone now that the schools...


Fitness Lost

I may have been given the green light to exercise following my heart attack in June, but it’s going to be a hard road back to fitness. Here’s my ‘Fitness and Freshness’ chart from Strava I don’t think it takes a genius to work out where the heart attack event was. Prior to that I...


Exercise Green Light

Cardiac Rehab seems to vary quite a bit from country to country and from health board to health board. Here in Wales it hasn’t been quite as thorough as in many other parts of the world. Essentially it has just been some very easy exercises whilst stood next to a chair. There has been no...