Category: Family

Family Photo

Posts all about what we get up to as a ‘down-shifted’ family living a ‘Simple Life of Luxury’ in West Wales. From family gatherings to family days out and much more.

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Out and About with my Parents

My parents picked a nice week to come to Wales. After a few days in glorious sunshine in a caravan at Poppit Sands they arrived on Friday for a quick visit here. The weather continued to impress. Friday evening was spent at Brynrodyn Caravan Site in ‘The View’, overlooking Borth at its best whilst a...

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A Golf Course BBQ Chef

Morgan has been keeping in touch all the way from Canada and he seems to be having fun. His job at the ski resort has ended now that the winter is over and he has managed to get a summer job as a BBQ chef at a golf course. Typically, he was living in just...

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Christmas at Home

Christmas is usually a quiet affair for us. If you look back through blog posts from years gone by you’ll see that they usually follow a similar format. The main change during the past decade or so has been that the opening of presents gets later and later. When Morgan was younger he was up...

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Westonbirt Aboretum Light Trail

We had our annual festive trip to Bristol at the weekend. With Friday off work, we took a leisurely drive down and headed into Yate to do some shopping. We needed masks and snorkels for the New Year and surprisingly managed to find some that looked suitable in Yate. We wandered around a few other...

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Messages from Morgan

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology we’ve been able to keep in touch with Morgan quite easily. He made it to Calgary safely and had a couple of days there trying to sort out some paperwork and a bank account etc. He then travelled to Banff and has been staying in a hostel there...

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Lights and Lurgy

Well, our trip to Bristol a couple of weeks ago left me with the beast of all lurgy’s. It didn’t seem too bad to start with but then I just couldn’t kick it and I probably ended up with a chest infection. It still hasn’t gone and I still can’t stop coughing. So, I’ve been...

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Off to Canada

Phew, that was a busy week. Morgan has decided to defer his places at university for a while and head off to Canada on a ‘working holiday’ instead. After a few weeks of sorting out flights, insurance, working visas etc. etc. it was almost time for him to go. So, last weekend we all went...

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Machynlleth Lantern Parade and Fireworks 2023

It’s been ages since we were last at the Machynlleth Lantern Parade and Fireworks. We used to go every year and even entered our own lanterns for a few years (along with the Borth Scouts, while we were Scout Leaders I should add). I’ve just taken a look back through the weblog archives and it...

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Ski Season Shopping in Bristol

We’ve just got back from a family visit to Bristol. With Morgan planning to head off to Canada to work in a ski resort for the winter we also took the opportunity to do some shopping for some suitable clothing whilst there. Being Morgan, he’s off to Canada to work in a ski resort having...

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Windsurfing at the Weekend

I’ve just realised that I haven’t blogged for a while and haven’t posted to say that I went windsurfing at the weekend. So, I had a decent windsurf session here at Ynyslas on Saturday. Steve came down for the day and we spent the morning blasting about in some big seas and a decent SW...