Category: Lifestyle

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Recycling our Wood-Burning Stove

Now that we have a new wood-burning stove in out living room, it was time to do something with the old one. We did offer it give to Sion the Sweep to see if there was anything he could do with it. It was just too rusty for him to make use of any parts...

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Roast Dinner Take Away

After having had a couple of Take Away meals from the Michelin starred Ynyshir Hall, they put the prices up. £10 each was pretty good as a treat now and then, but £15 each soon mounts up. So, we thought we’d try something else and support a different local business this weekend. Roast Dinner Take...

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A New Wood-Burning Stove

I know it’s a strange time of year to have the fire on but we had our new wood-burning stove fitted on Monday and it needed testing! It actually needs a few small fires lit in it before using it in anger so as to allow everything to gradually cure. It looks good though. Despite...

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Anniversary Treats

Anniversary Treats There hasn’t been a huge amount happening here. It was our anniversary at the end of last week but as we are still shielding from a deadly virus we didn’t have our usual day trip out! Instead we just stayed at home like we’ve been doing throughout lockdown. We did however have a...

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Small Victories

Luscious Lawn It’s only a small victory, but the lawn was looking terrible after the winter (and probably a year or two of relative neglect). I decided to do something about it earlier in the year. Since then I’ve been raking, feeding and weeding it whenever I can. Now, even if I say so myself...

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Another Weekend in Lockdown

Another weekend in lockdown and things in Ynyslas were pretty much the same as they have been every weekend lately. The beach was looking lovely in the sunny spells. The torrential downpours were impressive in their own right. At one point on Sunday afternoon the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station was reading a rain rate...

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Posh Takeaway from Ynyshir Hall

That was brave – we travelled the furthest we have been from Ynyslas for months yesterday, and all to collect a Takeaway! It wasn’t that far to be fair, just 4.93 miles as the ‘Osprey Flies’ so within the 5 mile radius that we are permitted to travel. Also, as we are in a rural...

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Enjoying the Lockdown Sunshine

We’re still quite enjoying the lockdown. The weather has been lovely most of the time, the garden is looking good and we’re quite happy at Ynyslas. We haven’t been anywhere else for nearly two months now but we love it here so it’s no big deal. We’re still busy working of course but there has...

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Laminate Flooring Lockdown DIY

It may be almost 18 months since the installation of some LED lights prompted a re-decoration of the hall, but I think it is now (almost) finally finished. The combination of a Bank Holiday Easter weekend and the Coronavirus lockdown were the perfect set of circumstances to do some DIY. The flooring and accessories arrived...