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Why Surf Ski? What’s it all about?

Whenever I tell anyone that I’ve been surf-skiing they always look at me a little blankly and don’t know what it is. People I would expect to know don’t seem to know what a surf ski is either. To make matters worse, even once I’ve explained to them what the ski itself is like and...

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A Swarm in May

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly. This a proverbial bee-keepers’ saying, from the mid 17th century meaning that the later in the year it is, the less time there will be for bees to collect pollen...

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The Four L’s of Exploring Western Scotland

When compiling words to describe Scotland as a nation, dramatic may come high up on the list, alongside others like striking, impressive, and awe-inspiring. There are so many different reasons to drop by a Glasgow hotel and/or spa, island hop in the Outer Hebrides, it seems unfair to box it in or otherwise categorise. Yet...

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Isle of Man Coast Path – Derby Haven to The Sound

Hot on the heels of my first Coast Path run along the Raad ny Fooilan Coastal Path on the Isle of Man it was time for another go. The last one had been fairly short from Douglas to Derby Haven so I set off after breakfast to Derby Haven ready to continue on my way....

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Busy Easter Bunnies

That was quite a busy Easter weekend. Friday was spent heading back from the Isle of Man – we did have Hot Cross Buns at Pat’s before leaving though, and Fish and Chips in Machynlleth – It is customary to have fish on Good Friday isn’t it? If not, then I’m making it a new...

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The Isle of Man 2019

We finally made it to the Isle of Man after a traumatic trip there. We arrived Monday evening, so having missed a day of our holiday we had lots to pack into the remaining few days. First on the agenda after breakfast with Pat was a trip into Douglas to drop off receipts at the...

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A Trip to the Isle of Man

Our journey from my niece’s house in North Nibley to Heysham was a straight forward one. The camper was loaded up with surf ski, bikes and all of the other toys needed for a week away – including Morgan’s xBox and a large monitor to go with it. I guess I can’t complain too much,...

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Poor Luna

Phew, we’ve just got back from a busy week away. It wasn’t the best of homecomings as an hour after we got home last night there was a knock on the door from a neighbour. She was there to tell us one of our cats had been knocked over and was on the side of...

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