Author: Alan Cole

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Morgan’s Ski Trip

I doubt I’ll ever get Morgan to blog about his recent school ski trip to Serre Chevalier – it’s hard enough to get many details out of him face to face… That’s 14 year old boys for you. So here are a few photos instead. And here’s a quick video clip he took on his...

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Man vs Sheep

I’ve just had ‘one of those’ weekends. Storm Damage First, the felt blew off the shed during Friday’s storm. That meant that a journey into town was required to get some felt, some bitumen adhesive and some felt tacks. I did manage an hour on the turbo trainer followed by a quick run but I...

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How to Affordably Run a Family Car

A car is almost essential when raising a family. Not only will you need a vehicle to make the work and school run much smoother, but it is ideal for nipping to the shops to buy forgotten groceries or to take the whole clan out on a fun road trip. However, owning a car can...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Redbrook to Newport

Coast Path Vital Stats Redbrook to Newport Distance: 13.96 miles Elevation Gain Today: 24m Highest Elevation: 6m Time: 2:17:29 Av. Pace: 9:51 mins/mile Calories: 1650 Totals to Date Total Distance: 662.96 miles Total Time: 123:49:19 Total Elevation Gain: 20518 Total Calories: 60752 Distance to go: 427 miles With only a couple of days away over the...

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Saturday Night Feast at River Cottage HQ

Anna really enjoyed her Cheese-making course at River Cottage HQ a couple of years ago. So much so that I decided to buy her another trip there as a Christmas Present. It was a Christmas present that benefitted me as well as she wouldn’t want to go on her own, so I’d just have to...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Chepstow to Redbrook

Coast Path Vital Stats Chepstow to Redbrook Distance: 15.19 miles Elevation Gain Today: 184m Highest Elevation: 54m Time: 2:29:00 Av. Pace: 9:48 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 129bpm Max Heart Rate: 158bpm Calories: 1305 Totals to Date Total Distance: 649 miles Total Time: 121:31:50 Total Elevation Gain: 20494 Total Calories: 59102 Distance to go: 441 miles Having finished Offa’s Dyke path...

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Media Appearances

Anna and I have been cropping up all over the place recently. First Anna was playing her cornet to a herd of cows for a documentary about ‘the secret life of farm animals’. This aired on BBC4 to start with but soon made it’s way to BBC1 so she’s been on the TV a few...

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