Category: General


An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

That was something a little different for us – An evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes in the Arts Centre here in Aberystwyth. Rather than head home after work we stayed in Aberystwyth and popped into Byrgyr for dinner, and a pudding burger of course and then headed to the Arts Centre for a talk by...


Expensive Habits

I seem to be hearing that more and more these days. Not usually associated with spending too much money, but more due to the fact that I’m out swimming in the sea, cycling, paddling or running at all hours of the day and heading off to races or on adventures all the time. This week...


Cyclocross 2019 – Rnd 4, Llandysul

Another weekend, another round of the Welsh Cyclocross series and with wet weather all week in the lead up to it things were looking decided ‘cyclocrossy’. In other words, rain, mud, sweat, blood and tears were likely, along with additional lashings of mud! As the Llandysul round was the nearest of the series to home...


Cyclocross 2019 – Rnd 1, Tredegar Park

It’s that time of year again, a new cyclocross season, a new reason to ride bikes around muddy fields and a brand new venue for round 1. And what a race it was – flat out all the way and plenty of close contact racing with a huge field of entrants. The Welsh Cyclocross Series...

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Fun in the Canoe

With half of the Cole Clan visiting for the week, it would have been rude not to have some fun on the beach. OK, the sun wasn’t exactly shining, but it was warm and the sea was calling. Ryder in particular wanted to go in the canoe as I think did Max so it was...

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Our 15th Wedding Anniversary at Cae Hir Gardens

Quite how Anna has put up with me for 15 years I’ll never know. She has though, so we headed towards Lampeter on Wednesday morning for a day out together at Cae Hir Gardens. It wasn’t really a ‘day’ out to be fair, more an hour or so strolling around the gardens in the sunshine....


A Prickly Visitor

Look who we’ve had visiting our garden. It’s the first time we’ve seen a hedgehog here but we’ve now seen it a couple of times this past week or so. I’m not sure what it’s doing out in the daylight though.


OVO Energy Women’s TOur

I had a slightly different day at work on Friday. Rather than the usual day in the office and labs at the University it was off to Builth Wells for a schools outreach day at the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. It did mean that Marco and I had an early start and a drive through...



Cosmo is never going to be as chilled and friendly as Luna was but here she is in a rare chilled moment in her tunnel. Parkin is probably sat just outside shot trying to avoid eye contact with anyone but not wanting to miss out on any food opportunities!


Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon World Championships

This was the big race in many peoples Quadrathlon Calendar. It wasn’t just a World Cup race, but the actual World Championships so the field was stacked and many of the top Quadrathletes were there and fighting fit. It would be fast up at the pointy end! I wouldn’t be troubling that end of the...