Category: Lifestyle

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Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights are up. It may be pretty dark and dreary out side but the Christmas lights always add some sparkle. We’ve gone with a similar layout to usual. We have moved the tree across a little so that it can be seen through the windows better. I think there might be an extra...

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Queenswood Arboretum

Having not been out anywhere for about 9 months, there was quite a bit of excitement at the weekend. We haven’t seen any family at all this year, but that would change. The occasional phone call or Facetime call has been the only interactions we’ve had. Family Meet Ups Usually we would have been to...

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Walking in the Dyfi Hills

Making use of my Annual leave I spent much of Wednesday Walking in the Dyfi Hills. Thanks to all of the weirdness of 2020 I’ve almost made it to the end of the year without taking my full compliment of Annual Leave. I can’t usually take it in term time. There wasn’t enough time to...

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We’ve Been Out!!!

Well, that was exciting. Anna and I left Ynyslas and drove all the way to Pontrhydfendigaid to do some Christmas shopping! That’s the furthest we’ve been from home since March by a long way.  I can’t say what we were buying as I don’t want to give anything away but it was weird being so...

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Alcoholic Advent

I’m liking the look of this advent calendar. It’s quite a bit bigger than I was expecting and full of beer from Brewdog. A treat from Anna – mainly so that she could treat herself to a similar calendar full of gin!! Knowing us the contents will actually last us until Easter as there’s no...

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A Quiet Weekend

Lockdown 2.0 has now finished in Wales. We were still in lockdown over the weekend though so there wasn’t much exciting happening here. I did get out for a run but other than that it was a quiet weekend at home really. There wasn’t much happening weather wise either. It wasn’t cold, it wasn’t hot,...

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Bathroom Makeover

I’ve said it before but “nothing is ever easy” Bathroom Blues We’ve been wanting to re-do our bathroom for a while now. It hasn’t been done since we built the house in 2003. When it was fitted back then we had no money left after building the house so did so on a very tight...

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Holidays in Lockdown

We haven’t been particularly fortunate with our holidays this year. Such is 2020 for everyone I think. It’s such a shame though as we actually had some plans this year. As mentioned earlier in the year, lockdown and Coronvirus put an end to our planned adventure along the Caladonian Canal. We simply couldn’t go so...

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Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Who’d have thought that so my fun could be derived from a robot vacuum cleaner? We were a little sceptical about it’s abilities at first, especially as we bought one of the less expensive ones. However, so far it has impressed. We gave it quite a good workout as well having not vacuumed for a...

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Autumnal Antics

After a busy few days at work, things were looking good for Saturday morning. Decent winds were forecast with a real taste of autumn. As has been the case since March we’ve been at home. I know most people seem to be going about their lives petty much business as usual. The only change for...