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.


Saturday Night Feast at River Cottage HQ

Anna really enjoyed her Cheese-making course at River Cottage HQ a couple of years ago. So much so that I decided to buy her another trip there as a Christmas Present. It was a Christmas present that benefitted me as well as she wouldn’t want to go on her own, so I’d just have to...

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Media Appearances

Anna and I have been cropping up all over the place recently. First Anna was playing her cornet to a herd of cows for a documentary about ‘the secret life of farm animals’. This aired on BBC4 to start with but soon made it’s way to BBC1 so she’s been on the TV a few...

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New Year’s Day Walk

Yeah, we hadn’t seen the sun for ages, but it finally came out on New Year’s Day. Perfect or a family walk around the dunes. Although, I think everyone else in the world had come to Ynyslas for the day as well which was a bit of a shock to the system. We’ve had the...

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Grey Waves

It’s that time of year between Christmas and New Year. We’re all at home, there’s loads of food to be eaten and there’s not much happening. This year it’s also pretty grey and uninteresting out there. Thursday was drizzly and still to start the day so I headed out for a nice easy run. I’ve...

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Merry Christmas 2

Christmas 2018 at Ynyslas

Well, we had a nice quiet family Christmas at home once again. I was a little preoccupied with server issues that I was trying to sort out for my clients but I put that to the back of my mind and managed to have a lovely day at home. Christmas Eve was spent getting ready,...

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A Wet Windy Weekend in Wales

Another wet and very windy weekend here in West Wales. We¬†don’t let that stop us though. A good Spring clean (even though its Winter) early on Saturday morning without waking Anna and Morgan meant that the house was ready for the Christmas decorations to go up. It’s surprising what you find under the sofa though!...

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