Category: Community

Borth

Posts about life and the community in Ynyslas, Borth and the Aberystwyth area. Scouts, Community events, news, views and updates, you’ll find all community related posts here.

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Covid-19 Coronavirus, Panic Buying and Self Isolation

I thought it was time to write a blog post about the Covid-19 Coronavirus if only so that if we are ever reading back about what was going on at this time in our lives we’ll have a record of what is by far the biggest news story at the moment. Things are changing on...

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Poppy Making at Wonderwool Wales

Well, that was something a little different for us. A friend of ours who is instrumental in organising the Wonderwool Wales Festival asked if we could help out for a few hours on Sunday. We said we’d be there as that’s what we’re like and so we headed off into the unknown on Sunday morning. We...

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Tree Sculpture on Borth & Ynyslas Beach

There are loads of planning notice signs up at the entrance to the beach here at Borth & Ynyslas for a proposed ‘Metal Cast Oak Tree’. According to the signs it will be located in the inter-tidal zone on the beach between Borth and Ynyslas (except they have spelt Ynyslas incorrectly!). From what we’ve seen elsewhere,...

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Schools Concert

It must be about a year since we were sat in the Great Hall at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre listening to a performance by the various childrens orchestra’s from the area. Once again we were back listening to them on Tuesday evening. I’d had to come into work earlier in the day for a workshop...

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21st Century at Ynyslas

We seem to be moving ever closer to the 21st Century at Ynyslas… First we leap-frogged most people in the UK by getting Superfast broadband via a direct Fibre to the Property (FTTP) connection rather than the standard Fibre to the Cabinet connection that most people with Superfast Broadband have. Before that we were on...

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Mince Pies, Mulled Wine, Spectacles and Special Sweet Tokens in Aberystwyth

Yet more festive celebrations here in Aberystwyth. I work from home as a Freelance Website Designer on Monday’s and Tuesdays and then work at the Univeristy as a Lab Technician Wednesday to Friday. So,after seeing Anna and Morgan off to school and work on Monday morning, I did a whole load of chores around the...

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Christmas Charities Fete and Lantern Parade

Weekends are always busy for us and the past weekend was no exception. Saturday was packed full of Christmas festivities for the Scouts. Christmas Charities Fete It started with the annual Christmas charities fete in the Community Hall in Borth. The Scouts were running the Santa’s Grotto, the kitchen, a big raffle, the tombola, a...

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Aberystwyth Junior School Proms

Morgan was performing in the Aberystwyth Junior School Proms on Monday evening. He was playing his cornet in the orchestra and singing in the choir. We therefore had an enjoyable evening watching and listening to the junior school children from the Aberystwyth area. Anna and I were at work all day and Morgan at school, but...

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Bombs at Ynyslas

Don’t worry, Ynyslas hasn’t become the latest terrorist target, but we do often get bombs exposed here and so see the Bomb Disposal Unit here detonating them fairly often. These are usually found on the beach or in the dunes and if deemed live, the Bomb Disposal Squad explode them. Often the first we know about...

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Full on Friday

That was a good day, especially as it was only Friday and not even the weekend. Up early as usual after a poor nights sleep for an hour or so of work on the computer and then off for a fairly hard 70 minute run from home. It shouldn’t have been that hard as it wasn’t...