Category: Wales

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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...

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St Fagans and The Great House

We’ve just got back from a nice weekend away in South Wales. As usual at this time of year we try to combine my birthday, my Mums birthday, my brothers birthday and a Christmas get together into one visit. We usually meet the whole family either in Bristol or somewhere nearby. Covid precautions once again...

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Driving through an Advert

Our first proper drive in our new car yesterday was like driving through an advert. Winding Welsh roads, leaves blowing in the wind, driving rain, splashing through pools of standing water and stunning welsh countryside. There was even a medieval castle. Meanwhile we were warm and comfortable as we glided along almost silently in our...

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Moel y Llyn

Moel y Llyn isn’t the most exciting of hills. It is one of the nearest to our house, it does have a little lake on the top and it does have nice views too. You can even see our house from the top! I hadn’t been out in the hills since a little jaunt up...

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A Day out in Llangollen

After a day out in Bala followed by a luxurious night and large breakfast at Palé Hall Hotel, it was time for a day out in Llangollen. We hadn’t rally been to Llangollen or anywhere in this part of Wales before. I had ran nearby whilst running along the Offa’s Dyke though so recognised some...

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Palé Hall Hotel

Time for a Treat Anna and I decided it was time to treat ourselves with a trip to Palé Hall. We haven’t had the best of years thanks to a sudden and very unexpected heart attack. This has meant I haven’t quite been myself for a while. The various Coronavirus disruptions have meant that we...

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Sunrise at Ynyslas

Thought I should share a nice photo of the sunrise over Ynyslas. Looking East towards the rising sun with the beach behind me. As you can see, it’s not a terrible place to live, even if this was the last bit of sun we saw for a while! It’s been raining pretty much the whole...

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Beach Features

The beach here has changed considerably over the past year or so. The submerged forest only used to be exposed on very low tides and usually only in a few patches. However, since the construction of the sea defences in Borth this has changed. The forest is now exposed in huge swathes all along the...

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Far out on the Sandbanks

Anna and I went for a low tide walk at the weekend. It had been a lovely day so I’d spent most of it in the garden. The clear up continued and things are now ready for summer. As well as tidying up and weeding the borders I cut back lots of shrubs. I also...