Category: Hobbies & Pastimes

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Springtime in the Garden

Spring is here and the garden is bursting into life. We’ve had a lot of rain though so much of it is still under-water. This has been causing issues with our plumbing as well as preventing me from doing any work in the garden. The water feature has quite a pond surrounding it at the...

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Brass Extravaganza review

What a day! I spent most of Saturday at the Brass Extravaganza in Aberystwyth.  This has been a few months in planning and a lot of hard work behind the scenes but the day was finally here and fingers crossed…touch wood…everything would run smoothly. Youth Competition The Brass Extravaganza started off with a Youth Solo and...

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Triple Treasure Hunting in Aberystwyth

Morgan and I tried some Triple Treasure Hunting in Aberystwyth on Tuesday. Triple Treasure Hunting Our Triple Treasure Hunting included Geocaching Pokémon Hunting Searching for Isaac Sweet Shop tokens Isaac Sweet Shop Tokens Isaac’s, the locally run sweet shop in Aberystwyth have hidden a whole load of tokens around town for the 12 days of...

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Autumn in the Garden

The temperatures are dropping, the nights are getting longer and things are coming to an end in the garden. The courgettes are still going but aren’t producing at the rate they were. There’s still plenty of flowers out but it’s time to start tidying things up and preparing for the winter. I cut back lots of...

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Bottle Flipping

Whilst I was out on Sunday at the Carmarthen Showground Cyclo-cross event, Morgan and his friend James decided to do some bottle flipping. It’s one of those crazes that seems to be sweeping the nation and as a pre-teen Morgan of course jumps onto every one of them. They made a few YouTube videos of...

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Honey Harvest 2016

Not the greatest of honey harvests this year, but at least we got some. About 12lbs in total which is what we usually get from a single hive here in Ynyslas. The good news this year is that we’ve managed to raise at least one new queen. best of all she has come from a...

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Bees and Moths

Saturday morning was a lovely affair. Pretty chilly mind you with the temperature dropping overnight to 10ºC but the morning skies were huge with wispy clouds first thing. We’d put the moth trap out so once Morgan was up we had a quick look through the catch. There was nothing unusual but we haven’t had...

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