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A Busy Day in Wales

We had a busy day here in Wales on Friday. Anna had the day off work and I decided to join her. It wasn’t an official day off for me as I usually work for the University on Wednesday to Friday. I say ‘for’ rather than ‘at’ because that’s the case these days. However, I...

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The Weeks Roll By

There still isn’t much happening here really. We are continuing to stay as shielded as we can as the virus is still out there. We hardly even noticed that the school holidays had begun. The fact that we’ve all been at home for so long now meant that there wasn’t really a noticeable difference. I...

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Recycling our Wood-Burning Stove

Now that we have a new wood-burning stove in out living room, it was time to do something with the old one. We did offer it give to Sion the Sweep to see if there was anything he could do with it. It was just too rusty for him to make use of any parts...

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Roast Dinner Take Away

After having had a couple of Take Away meals from the Michelin starred Ynyshir Hall, they put the prices up. £10 each was pretty good as a treat now and then, but £15 each soon mounts up. So, we thought we’d try something else and support a different local business this weekend. Roast Dinner Take...

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An Unexpected Broadband Upgrade

I had an email to say that our Line Rental ‘Super Saver’ was due for renewal soon. I therefore logged onto our account to renew it and while I was there thought I’d see what other Broadband offers were available. The Joys of FTTP Getting FTTP back in 2016 was a game changer for us....

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A New Wood-Burning Stove

I know it’s a strange time of year to have the fire on but we had our new wood-burning stove fitted on Monday and it needed testing! It actually needs a few small fires lit in it before using it in anger so as to allow everything to gradually cure. It looks good though. Despite...

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A Long Paddle and a Long Ride

That was a nice weekend. Nice that is if you ignore the invasion of the tourists! It’s been lovely here during lockdown; everything has been peaceful and quiet, the wildlife has been loving it, the beach has been clean and tidy and the roads have been quiet. Now that lockdown has been mainly lifted here...

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Beekeeping with Morgan

It’s difficult to persuade Morgan to get out of his room these days. He’s such a typical teenager! I did manage to get him out to inspect the bee-hives last week though. All was looking good in the hives. An Extra Brood Box The biggest colony was bursting at the seams so I decided to...

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How Wales Can Help Save The Bees

According to the BBC, there are 180 species of bee in Wales, but they are in trouble. Seven species have already been wiped out, and there are five more on the brink of extinction. One of the species just barely clinging on is the large mason bee, which is only found in two sites in...

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An Hour Record

The One Hour Record Quite a few people have been posting 1 hour record times on the Performance Sea Kayak website over the past few weeks. As well as times for specific kayaking challenges that include: circumnavigations of islands such as the Isle of Man, crossings such as the North Sea and multi-day exploits such...