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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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Isle of Man 2017 – Day 4

The last day of our trip to the Isle of Man already and as usual I was up before the others. I headed off into Castletown to see if it was windy enough to windsurf. It wasn’t so I got into my cycling kit instead and went for a bike ride. Cycling around South Barrule I...

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Isle of Man 2017 – Day 3

After a nice night sleeping in Ramsey the Campervan in the dunes of the Ayres I was up earlyish for a walk in the dunes. So much like home! Once back at the camper it was pancakes for breakfast and then we headed off to check out the wind at Ballaugh. It was pretty windy...

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Morgan’s Birthday Bedroom

As mentioned in a previous post, Morgan’s birthday present this year was the redecoration of his room. It therefore wasn’t an overnight present all wrapped an ready to go but something that would take a while to complete. It is now finished though and looks really good. Morgan is pleased with it and has already had...

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Isle of Man 2017 – Day 2

Morning Run As usual, I started my day, and Day 2 on the Isle of Man, earlier than the others. I was up at 5ish waiting for it to get light, and when it did so I went for a run. My route took me up to the Cringle Plantation, along a new mountain bike trail...

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A Birthday Bedroom Redecoration

Morgan’s main birthday present this year was a re-decoration of his bedroom. It’s not really surprising that he wanted something like that for his 12th birthday as I’m pretty sure it’s been the same (slightly pinkish) colour since he was born. He’s now a much more independent 12 year old so has his own ideas...

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Campervan Essentials

Following on from my last post about buying a campervan, we now have it and it is full of all the campervan essentials. I drove down to Llanelli last Saturday for a last drive in my Meriva and collected the camper. The drive back in it was fine and I made it was far as Aberaeron...

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Buying a VW Camper

I should have known that things were going to get expensive when someone drove into the side of my car just before Christmas. The upshot of that was that my car was a Cat D right-off so I bought a replacement. This proved to be a little too small which then convinced us that really...

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