Monthly Archive: October 2017

Lynx in Borth – Middle-Sized Cat Tracking 1

Lynx in Borth – Middle-Sized Cat Tracking

Maybe this is just the excuse that we need for Half-Term. Perhaps I can encourage Morgan to get off minecraft on his computer and come middle-sized cat tracking today! News from the BBC: A lynx has escaped from a wildlife park in Ceredigion. The Eurasian lynx, which is about twice the size of a domestic...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 8 – Crosstober Abergavenny

I enjoyed that one! The Abergavenny round of the Welsh Cyclocross Series is the biggest race of the series. It is part of Crosstober Wales, a weekend of cyclo cross racing brought to you by the passionate folk of Abergavenny RC. S4C are there to televise the elite races on the Sunday. There are also...

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Robbie Cat – A Feline Obituary

Sadly we had to say a final farewell to Robbie on Friday. Robbie was our crazy cat that we have shared a life with for the best part of 17 years. She (yes, despite the name she was a girl) came into our lives almost 17 years ago when Anna received a phone-call to say...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 7 – Hafren Cyclocross

Another autumnal weekend and another cyclocross race. This time it was the Hafren Cyclocross race in Newtown. I hadn’t slept at all the night before thanks to the raging storm Brian so I felt tired before I even set off. At least it was only just over an hours drive through the Welsh countryside for...

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The Christmas Lottery 1

The Christmas Lottery

Christmas is approaching, and before too long it will have crept up on us once again as we battle the elements and try to get that last-minute shopping done. While Christmas in the UK means turkey, mince pies and mawkish ads for department stores, a Spanish Christmas has one unique extra element. That additional feature...

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Ynyslas Car Park during Storm Brian 2

Storm Brian

Hot on the heels of Ex-Hurricane Ophelia and we have Storm Brian. Not the remnants of a hurricane this time but just a ‘normal’ autumnal storm. Still with winds exceeding 60mph though and West Wales was in for a battering. If anything this was going to be worse than Ophelia as it coincided with Spring...

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Honey Show and Honey Cake Competition

With Anna at band and Morgan surgically attached to his computer it was just me attending the honey show this year. We didn’t really have anything to exhibit though as we didn’t get any honey this year. I did submit a few photos to the photo competition and of course baked the honey cake. There were loads...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 6 – Cyclocross Aberystwyth

Well, that was a tough race! It all started well with just a short drive to the race venue as this week it was cyclocross Aberystwyth style. The recent 2-3 hour drive to a race was just my usual short 20 minute commute to work. No need for an early start and I should be...

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Barmouth Bridge 150th Anniversary Fireworks

This week saw the 150th Anniversary of the Barmouth Bridge. The town council were hosting a weekend of activities and events to celebrate the anniversary with the highlight being a themed laser and firework extravaganza centred on the harbour and bridge. The Machynlleth firework display and lantern parade, which we’ve being going to for the...

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Time for a new wetsuit

I have loads of wetsuits – I’ve lost count of how many. There’s at least: 2x C-Skins winter suits 1x Rhino short sleeve summer suit 1x O’Neill shortie 1x Excel 3/2mm Spring/Autumn suit 1x Snugg 4/3mm Spring/Autumn suit 1x Blue Seventy Reaction swimming wetsuit 1x TYR Hurricane swimming wetsuit 1x wetsuit shorts and vest for...

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