Category: Lifestyle

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Infection Control and Drugs Trial

It was inevitable really, but Anna is testing positive for Covid now as well. I guess it doesn’t really matter how careful we were it was going to happen when living in the same house. We did try the best we could: Once Morgan and I were infected we were using a different bathroom. Morgan...

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Self Sufficient

We haven’t quite made it to being self-sufficient from an energy point of view yet but we’re not far off. Considering the fact that it is only March that’s not too bad. Not only that but much of the energy we have imported from the grid has been during off peaks times so it doesn’t...

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Stopping the Export

We’ve just had a nice sunny weekend. The first one for a while and an early taste of Spring. This meant that we beat our records as far as solar production is concerned with both days producing over 20kWh each. Unfortunately we gave far too much of it away on Saturday. We weren’t really prepared...

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It was Morgan’s 17th birthday last week – yep, watch out, that means he’s on the roads of Aberystwyth having driving lessons! I took him for a drive in Ynyslas at the weekend too so that he could try out his L-plates and our car. Not the new car obviously!!! We didn’t have a party...

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Solar Tactics

A post just for Laura as she seems to be more interested in our solar panels than she is with her own! We’re beginning to get the hang of how to make the most of them. That will change throughout the year of course and we’ll have to adjust as we go. The issue with...

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A Fine Dining Pit Stop at Trefloyne Hall

Anna and I have been enjoying the occasional fine-dining experience over the years. Michelin starred delights at Ynyshir Hall, a romantic weekend at Palé Hall and a family meet up at The Great House in Bridgend. We’ve decided I need some support from Anna to continue with my Coast Path Run so thought it would...

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A Quiet New Year in a Smart House

Well, we’re 10 days into 2022 and I’ve yet to write a blog post. New Years is usually quiet for us, but this is ridiculous! There just hasn’t really been anything exciting happening. New Year The New year was a quiet one for us. Anna and I went for a stroll around Furnace a couple...

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Christmas!

We had our usual fairly quiet Christmas here this year. No early morning wake up calls from Morgan to see if Santa had been. Now that he’s a grumpy teenager it was quite the opposite in fact. We finally managed to get him out of bed at around 10am. The weather reflected the grumpy teenager...

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A Sunny Winters Day at Ynyslas

It was one of those quiet weekends before Christmas here in Ynyslas. The sun was out so not only were we generating plenty of energy from our solar panels but it was a nice day for a stroll on the beach too. When I say plenty of energy from the solar panels it is of...