Category: Play

Here's Looking at You 1

My Kind of Day

The half-term continues and amazingly the weather continues to impress too. Further east in the country people are complaining of the cold, wet, miserable weather, but here in the west it has been gorgeous for ages now. Sunshine from 4 am until the sun sets at around 9:30pm and temperatures up into the 20’s everyday. Wind...

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More Sunshine and More Wind

Another perfect day here in Ynyslas. More Sunshine and More wind. There were some lovely views over the estuary from on top of the dunes first thing. When this was taken there was barely a breath of wind. That soon changed though whilst I was doing a hard VO2Max Interval session on the turbo trainer....

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Up a Creek 1

Delightful Dyfi

If only Summer could be like this for more than just a few days. Sunday was another gorgeous day with wall to wall sunshine for the most part. it never really got warm though only making it to 14ºC but that didn’t stop us has a lovely day around the delightful Dyfi estuary. Early Morning...

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Fingers Crossed for our Maiden Canoe Voyage

We’d been chomping at the bit to get out in our new self-built canoe, that (for obvious reasons) we had christened ‘Fingers Crossed’ Since getting it home I;d given it a few more coats of varnish and it was now ready to go. The weather was set fair yesterday so a plan was made for...

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Lake District – Keswick

The final day of our holiday to the Lake District was already upon us. Anna had planned a day out in Keswick. Strava Segment Searching Before all of that though I headed out for a run. Prior to coming to the cottage at Greengill Holidays, I had looked on Strava for some suitable running routes....

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Lake District – Penrith

After our walk up Place Fell yesterday we had a slower start to the day today. I left the cottage just after 8am leaving Anna and Morgan in bed and walked into Great Strickland and on to the canoe workshop. It was a nice little 45 minute walk that will have earned me some Bounts...

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Canoe Build – Sanding, Seating and Sealing

Day three of our canoe build today but as usual I was up early so went for a little walk around Morland before returning to the cottage for breakfast. It was then off to the workshop to continue with our canoe. First job of the day (after making a brew) was the moment of truth...

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It looks like a canoe 2

Canoe Building – Getting Started

We’d come north to the Lake District to attend a canoe building workshop with Orca Adventures. We’d booked it months ago and had been looking forward to it for a while. The Lakelander course which we were doing cost £495 for the three of us. Orca Adventures then supply all of the instruction, all of...

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Weekend Activities

It was a little difficult to fit my usual weekend activities in this weekend but we managed it. Friday was a manic day thanks to the Eisteddfod that Morgan was playing in. Saturday was just as frantic as it was Morgan’s laser tag birthday party. Jay, Charlie and Jack were visiting for the weekend too....

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Busy Days at Work

It was a busy day for all of us yesterday. I started it with some work on the computer and then a nice 3x 12 minute sweetspot turbo trainer session courtesy of a TrainerRoad workout called Geiger. It was then the usual hectic half an hour of getting ready for work and school before we...

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Marble Run

Well, building this marble run was a lot more complicated and took a lot longer than we had expected. All done now though and I did have a bit of help from Morgan! We just need a battery to see if we can get it working fully automatically now. Marble Run Every little bracket and...

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