Author: Alan Cole

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Back on the Water

It’s been about 9 months since my heart attack now. So, with the water beginning to warm up and some sunny days it was finally time to start getting back on the water. Sardinia I eased myself into it with a few days of sea kayaking in Sardinia. Going on an organised trip meant there...

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Sea Kayaking in Sardinia – Our Last Day

With the sea kayaking finished, Anna and I had an extra day in Sardinia. Breakfast was a somewhat quieter affair today as some of the party had already left. It was just Hannah, Vicky, Anna and I. The fare was the same as previous days, although the eggs seemed to have moved up a notch...

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Sea Kayaking in Sardinia – Day 3

The final day of sea kayaking already and the itinerary looked good. The weather looked nice as well as we all piled into the minibus after breakfast for the short drive to the beach of Tramariglio on the Capo Caccia Peninsula in Sardinia. The drive there was pretty spectacular as we followed the road along...

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Sea Kayaking in Sardinia – Day 2

Day two of kayaking and we had already fallen into a familiar routine. After breakfast with the others in the Agriturismo there was time to get ready and then Clark and Giovanni turned up with the mini-bus and kayaks at a leisurely10am. Today he drove us to Porto Ferro on the West Coast. Here we...

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Sea Kayaking in Sardinia – Day 1

Having travelled across the UK on Monday, across Europe on Tuesday and across Sardinia on Wednesday, Thursday was finally the day to get back on the water. I hadn’t been on the sea since my heart attack last June so doing so in the not-freezing waters of Sardinia was the perfect way to do so....

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Sea Kayaking in Sardinia – Travelling

As you may have read in a recent blog post, Anna and I were off to Sardinia to do some sea-kayaking. After a couple of years of holiday cancellations due to Covid restrictions and a heart attack, it was to be a much needed break and an opportunity for me to get back on the...

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4 Make Over Ideas for Your Bedroom

If your bedroom has had the same style for a while, then it might be time for a change. The good thing is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to give your bedroom a makeover unless you want to, of course. Often, it is the finishing touches that transform a room rather than...

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Bonsai

I’ve always wanted to have a collection of bonsai trees. I did have an indoor bonsai tree for a few years. It did quite well and looked nice, but eventually succumbed to cat attack! Outdoor ones would be better really, but we live on the coast. Normal trees and other plants struggle to survive here...

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Algae Free

This may be tempting fate, but after struggling with algae for a while the aquarium is once again algae free. The algae got a little out of control after my heart attack. I was unable to do anything to the tank for a while, the CO2 supply ran out and the delicate balance was upset....

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Home Info Panel

I’ve recently updated the solar monitoring app that I built. It started out as a monitoring app for the solar panels and can be seen on this website from the link at the top of the page. The app/plugin currently consists of a couple of pages: The Solar and Battery Overview – which shows the...