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Giant Jaffa Cake Cake

While Anna was out all day on Sunday I decided to bake a giant jaffa cake cake. It’s a Jamie Oliver recipe from his Jamie’s Comfort Food book. We haven’t actually cooked many recipe from here yet so it was time to change that. Essentially you make a very rich pancake batter that not only...

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Making the most of the Summer

The forecast for the weekend wasn’t great, butt summer seems to have stayed with us and I’ve been making the most of it! Nothing new there! Gravel Pits Friday evening was spent at the gravel pits in Cwm Rheidol with Aber Kayakers and the the Scouts. The all got on really well with their kayaking and...

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New Deep Section Wheels

I’ve only been talking about getting some deep section wheels for my bike for about 6 years! Many a time I have thought I’d take the plunge and get some but never quite did. I have now finally done so. Only the best will do Part of the procrastination was brought about by the fact...

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Westbury Mill Water Gardens

We like to stop off on the way home from my parents and generally do so at a garden centre. It gives us chance to maybe buy some plants or other things and have some lunch. It also breaks the journey up a little so that we aren’t driving non-stop for 3½ hours. The trouble...

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Tough Mudder

Well we did it… Completed the London West Tough Mudder and raised loads of money for Diabetes UK. It was all Rebecca’s fault! She has Type 1 Diabetes and talked me into doing it with her and a couple of her friends. I didn’t really know that much about the event itself when I agreed...

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Running, Surfing, Sky’s Garden Nursery & Bike Riding – Bank Holiday Fun from Ynyslas

We didn’t really have much planned for Bank Holiday Monday. For a start I kind of forget about Bank Holidays as I don’t usually ‘go into’ work on a Monday but work from home. However, Anna and Morgan were off so it seemed as though we should do something. Running around Ynyslas I was up...

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Bank Holiday SUP Surfing

Just a few of the waves from my SUP surf session on Bank Holiday Monday morning. Not a soul in the water here at Ynyslas other than me. Lovely mellow waves to start with then got a bit bigger towards the end so that I could charge down a few steeper faces.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Recipe

The doctors have told Anna to cut down on gluten somewhat. She’s not gluten intolerant, but cutting it down may help reduce inflammation and therefore help reduce the symptoms of her rheumatoid arthritis. It’s worth a go so we’re trying to eat a little less gluten. We don’t want to miss out on the gooey goodness...

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