Category: Lifestyle

Chilli Jam 1


After our little trip to Devil’s Bridge for Earthcache day, we ended up doing loads of cookery in the kitchen. I had already made a start on this years Christmas Cake and the mixed fruit had been soaking in over ½ a litre of Brandy, Whisky and Black Cherry Brandy Liquer, so the next task was...

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Bass Fishing in Borth

Well, my first attempt at bass fishing in Borth turned out well.. Despite having a sore throat and the beginnings of a cold I started Saturday with an indoor turbo trainer ride and a run around the golf course and along the Leri. Then after a few chores I baked some egg custard tarts courtesy...

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Fantastic Fish Feast

More interesting Internet ‘illiteration’ as the sea keeps giving. After a week of sensational submarine swims in Aberystwyth, it was time for some fabulous fishy fun at the weekend. The clear starry skies that we enjoyed on Friday evening whilst playing in the dunes at Ynyslas with the Scouts had gone and our watery West Wales...

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Morgans Solo 1

St Brieuc Twinning Tour with Aberystwyth Silver Band – Day 1

Two facts to get us started: Anna and Morgan play cornet in the Aberystwyth Silver Band. Aberystwyth is twinned with St Brieuc in Brittany, France. Over the years since the twinning relationship which was established in 1974, the Aberystwyth Silver Band has visited St Brieuc on a number of occasions, but a visit was long...

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Geocaching – Bank Holiday in the hills and more Records

After my bank holiday morning swim from Aberystwyth to Clarach I headed home and gathered up Anna and Morgan so that we could head off to the hills around Lake Bala for some geocaching. The Hit List Morgan had spotted a little series of 12 caches based on the positions of a clock. They formed...

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Loch Lomond Holiday 2015 – Day 4

Not much of a holiday day today really, as it was the last day in Scotland. Rain overnight meant that the tent was wet when we came to pack it up after breakfast and then it was time to load the car and start our journey south. We weren’t heading all the way home as...

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West Highland Way 3

Loch Lomond 2015 – Day 3

After a night of pouring rain and no sleep I got up early and had a coffee and breakfast under our new awning. I had planned to take an early morning walk up Ben Lomond but seeing as the weather had been so terrible overnight and I didn’t have all of my proper walking gear...

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Loch Lomond 2015 – Day 2

Inchcailloch After our little stroll into Balmaha yesterday, we had decided that we wanted to take a boat trip out to the island and Nature Reserve of Inchcailloch. It’s only a couple of hundred yards off shore from Balmaha and I was going to swim out to it, but decided against that as I would...

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Loch Lomond 2015 – Day 1

Our summer of long weekends continued last weekend with a trip to Scotland, camping on the shores of Loch Lomond. The primary objective of the trip was for Morgan to visit his friend Cameron who moved up here earlier in the year, but we obviously wanted to enjoy the scenery too. The Drive Up –...

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Fun in the Sun

Another fun day in the sun for us yesterday here in glorious Mid Wales. A usual early start for me to get some work done and then off to work for Anna as well. Meanwhile Morgan and I headed into Borth with the Stand-up Paddleboard and our snorkelling kit. Conditions were perfect, the air temperature...

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