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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Christmas with the Coles

Despite just being the three of us for Christmas it was still fairly hectic. Morgan didn’t break up from school until 3:30pm on Friday afternoon and Anna finished work at the same time. Morgan however had basket ball from 4-6pm after school so went straight there. Back at home I had the house cleaned and tidied and...

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Fun in the Snow

After a quick trip back from Bluestone at the weekend we couldn’t wait to get out and play in the snow. There was plenty in the hills around Aberystwyth so we didn’t have to go far to find it. Morgan and I donned our snow-gear, dug the snow-board out of the shed and headed off to the...

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65th Birthday at Bluestone

It was my Mum’s 65th birthday on Friday so rather than have a traditional birthday party we all got together at Bluestone in Pembrokeshire. When I say all, that’s her descendant family – Children, Grand-children and Great Grand-children. There were a couple of us missing due to work commitments but even without Jennie and Megan...

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65th Birthday Cake

It was my Mum’s 65th birthday the other day so we baked her a nice chocolate celebration cake. It’s a birthday cake recipe that we got from the Volcanic Kitchens cookbook that we brought back from New Zealand. It makes a lovely chocolate cake that we use for all sorts of occasions. It wouldn’t be a...

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Reminders of Home

I have lived in West Wales for a long time and pretty much fell in love with it from the first day, but before coming to university in Aberystwyth I lived on the Isle of Man which is also a very lovely place to live. I’ve always thought the Isle of Man and Aberystwyth are...

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Gift Subscriptions

I’ve recently been sent a selection of freebies from Shave and Subscribe so I thought I’d write a post about various gift subscriptions for you. Just in case you needed some inspiration for the ultimate Christmas present. Gift Subscriptions Talking of subscriptions and Christmas presents then there are plenty of other subscriptions that you can buy...

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