Author: Alan Cole

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Beating my Age

I promise I will soon write a blog post that doesn’t mention my heart attack, but this isn’t the one! Pre heart attack I always did a 10km run just after my birthday. This was to make sure I could do it in a time that was under my age in minutes. I did it...


A Home Defib

Defibs in Borth and Ynyslas Borth and Ynyslas doesn’t have many publicly available defibrillators really. The nearest one to us is at the Visitor Centre in the dunes. There is now another in Ynyslas at the Cambrian Coast Caravan park. This one is available to the public if needed but is really for the caravan...

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Anniversary Party

We’ve just got back from a quick trip to Bristol for my parents 51st Wedding Anniversary. Detours on the way to Bristol We had a few errands to run as well whilst away from West Wales First of these was a stop off near Llandeilo to collect some syrup to feed our bees. We’d missed...

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A Day out in Llangollen

After a day out in Bala followed by a luxurious night and large breakfast at Palé Hall Hotel, it was time for a day out in Llangollen. We hadn’t rally been to Llangollen or anywhere in this part of Wales before. I had ran nearby whilst running along the Offa’s Dyke though so recognised some...

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Palé Hall Hotel

Time for a Treat Anna and I decided it was time to treat ourselves with a trip to Palé Hall. We haven’t had the best of years thanks to a sudden and very unexpected heart attack. This has meant I haven’t quite been myself for a while. The various Coronavirus disruptions have meant that we...

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A Walk Overlooking Bala Lake

Anna and I had a couple of days away as a treat. I’ll tell you more about why and where in the next post. If it’s possible to ‘start with a stop’ then that’s what we did. We started our treat with a stop at Bala Lake en route to our accommodation. We parked on...


All Calm at Ynyslas

All was calm on the beach at Ynyslas yesterday, with some nice views across to Aberdyfi.


Our Zappi is here!

We don’t have our new electric car yet, but our Zappi chargepoint has been installed and is ready to go. Installation by EV-Wales was on the date they planned and went well. The installers were really nice and remained cheerful throughout despite the wet and very windy weather! As far as we know it all...


Frontier X ECG Monitor Review

The wonders of Facebook marketing managed to start advertising the Frontier X ECG device to me within hours of me returning home from hospital following my heart attack. Being something of a gadget hound and tech-lover my interest was of course piqued. Frontier X The Frontier X is a small, easy to use ECG device...

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Dyfi Osprey Project

Sunday was a fairly non-descript day here. Cloudy, kind of grey with a gentle breeze and mild temperatures. A 5km PB I started the day with a 5km run. Building on my post heart attack 5km PB last week I started it at slightly better pace today and just kept it up. Last weeks ‘PB’...