Category: Family

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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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Aberaeron Seafood Festival

My parents were heading home on Sunday so rathe than do something here we thought we’d drive south with them for a bit so that they had started their journey home and then stop off somewhere for a wander and some lunch. We inadvertently ended up at the Aberaeron Seafood Festival. Aberaeron We decided before...

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Beach Fun

More beach fun after school at Borth. New Flip Flops, New Surf Ski, New Paddles, Super Sunny Beach, Crazy Warm Waters. If only all Tuesdays were like this. A little more practice on my ski. It’s still very wobbly and still difficult to remount. My chest still hurts too though. Maybe a couple of sessions...

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Campervan Trip to Peaks and Shropshire

Our time at Acorn Wood Campsite came to an end. The plan was to stop off in the Peak District on the way home. I had arranged a dinner at a pub called the Crag Inn in the middle of the Peaks and had been given permission to camp in the pub car park overnight....

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Campervan XScape

After a day in Brigg at the Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon, we headed back to our quiet little campsite and chilled in the sunshine. My legs weren’t working properly thanks to the efforts earlier in the day but I was able to head off into Burton upon Stanton with Morgan in search of a geocache. The...

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Camper Trip to Lincolnshire

In addition to my first ever Quadrathlon in North Lincolnshire at the weekend we tagged on a family holiday in the Campervan as well. We’d never been to Lincolnshire before and this was to be our first extended camper trip too. The race was on the Sunday so we drove up on Saturday morning and arrived...

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Soaring Temperatures on the Beach

It’s certainly been hot here the past couple of days. The temperature from the weather station topped out at 27.7ºC yesterday and today that has been beaten with a temperature of 28.1ºC. What a horrible day for spending some after-school time on the beach! I still have the lurgy though so no playing in the water...

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Home-made Fidget Spinner

Morgan has been waiting a while to get his fidget spinner that he ordered. He now has it and it does work well, but I think his home-made ones are better. Top is the bought one. Bottom left is a home-made wooden fidget spinner Bottom right is a bike-inspired fidget spinner that we made this morning.

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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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