Author: Alan Cole

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A Swarm in May

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly. This a proverbial bee-keepers’ saying, from the mid 17th century meaning that the later in the year it is, the less time there will be for bees to collect pollen...

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The Four L’s of Exploring Western Scotland

When compiling words to describe Scotland as a nation, dramatic may come high up on the list, alongside others like striking, impressive, and awe-inspiring. There are so many different reasons to drop by a Glasgow hotel and/or spa, island hop in the Outer Hebrides, it seems unfair to box it in or otherwise categorise. Yet...

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Isle of Man Coast Path Run – Douglas to Derby Haven

As mentioned in an earlier post: As I’ve been gradually running around the coast of Wales, I thought that while I was on the Isle of Man I may as well start running around that as well. At around 100 miles it’s a fair bit shorter than running around Wales and should be achievable even...

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Busy Easter Bunnies

That was quite a busy Easter weekend. Friday was spent heading back from the Isle of Man – we did have Hot Cross Buns at Pat’s before leaving though, and Fish and Chips in Machynlleth – It is customary to have fish on Good Friday isn’t it? If not, then I’m making it a new...

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The Isle of Man 2019

We finally made it to the Isle of Man after a traumatic trip there. We arrived Monday evening, so having missed a day of our holiday we had lots to pack into the remaining few days. First on the agenda after breakfast with Pat was a trip into Douglas to drop off receipts at the...

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A Trip to the Isle of Man

Our journey from my niece’s house in North Nibley to Heysham was a straight forward one. The camper was loaded up with surf ski, bikes and all of the other toys needed for a week away – including Morgan’s xBox and a large monitor to go with it. I guess I can’t complain too much,...

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Athena’s Christening

Well, after the sad news about Luna following our return from a busy week, it’s time to tell you what we were up to whilst away. Somehow, the whole trip crept up us on a little quicker than expected and we weren’t feeling ready to go away. The camper was therefore quickly packed. It had...

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