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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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Bands, Brunches and Bank Holidays

2 Day Weeks Another weekend has gone and this one was a Bank Holiday Weekend – Although I’d kind of forgotten that as they all seem to roll into one these days. I also work from home on Mondays and Tuesdays every week so Bank Holiday Mondays don’t mean much to me. The weekend was action...

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The Rame Peninsula – Camping Trip Day 4

The last day of our holiday already, and typically we awoke to find a thick sea mist had soaked everything. Thankfully, by the time we had been for a swim in the swimming pool, cooked, and eaten pancakes things were drying out nicely and the sun was out. It was forecast to be hot today...

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The Rame Peninsula – Camping Trip Day 3

The weather was a little overcast today so rather than head to the beach we headed along the coast to a Monkey Sanctuary near Looe. It was a rescue centre for monkeys that had at some point in their life been part of the pet trade. Staff stood around the enclosures telling us the life...

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The Rame Peninsula – Camping Trip Day 1

Tuesday dawned and we were now firmly set up on the Rame Peninsula. Morgan and I started a day with a swim in the swimming pool and then we cooked pancakes in the camper van. The aim for today was to explore our surroundings a little with a day out to the little village of...

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The Rame Peninsula – Camping Trip

Our family holiday this year was a week on the Rame Peninsula. We were camping in Ramsey, our VW campervan after racing at the Pivot 24/12 MTB races near Plymouth and had no real plans for the week. Typically after months of long hot summer with blue skies, hot still days, warm nights and no...

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Friendly Cats

We’re slowly getting there with our friendly cats! It’s taken a while but as stray and semi-feral rescue cats it’s not been easy. Parkin the fat ginger tom still won’t let us anywhere near him, but Cosmo and Luna are gradually beginning to tolerate us! They all line up in the hall waiting to be...

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The Heatwave Continues

Heatwave We’re getting used to this heatwave now. It’s once again 28.1ºC out there at the moment and it doesn’t even feel that hot now as we’ve seen temperatures up above 30ºC every day for the last week. Before that it was up into the mid to high 20’s for a while and we haven’t...

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