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OMM Kamleika Race II Jacket Review

I’ve got a thing about jackets. I can’t resist them and Anna seems to think that I have far too many. In my defence, I am outside doing various activities in all sorts of weather. Each activity has different requirements for a jacket as does each weather condition. So, if you put together all of...

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Nespresso Expert Coffee Machine Review

Our trustY old Senseo Coffee machine that we have had for years broke down the other day. At least, I thought it had but we’ll get onto that later. I tried to fix it as the lid was jammed shut and as I did So a little piece snapped off and flew across the kitchen....

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Paddling and Camping in North Wales

Third weekend of the month, it must be time for the Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers kayak time trial in Llyn Padarn. The North Wales Surf Ski Paddlers were also thinking of organising some low-key, informal surf ski races over the winter so I suggested they do them on the same weekend. That way, those of us...

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Offa’s Dyke Path Run – Llandegla to Castle Mill

Offa’s Dyke Vital Stats Llandegla to Castle Mill Distance: 16.61 miles Elevation Gain Today: 647m Highest Elevation: 496m Time: 2:54:38 Av. Pace: 10:31mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 131bpm Max Heart Rate: 153bpm Calories: 1417 Totals to Date Total Distance: 492.96 miles Total Time: 92:05:03 Total Elevation Gain: 13755 Total Calories: 46373 Distance to go: 132 miles I managed to...

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Surf!

The surf’s been pretty good here the last few days. I haven’t had time to edit any video so here are a load of stills from Sunday mornings surf ski session at Ynyslas. Which is your favourite? I’d been surfing on Saturday morning before our meal at Ynyshir Hall as the waves were a little too...

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A Tasting Menu at Ynyshir Hall

We had an exciting day out on Saturday. Lunch with the tasting menu at Ynyshir Hall. Ingredient Led, Flavour Driven, Fat Fuelled, Meat Obsessed. That’s the motto of Gareth Ward and his Michelin starred restaurant at Ynyshir Hall. Not our usual Saturday lunch admittedly and quite out of our price range usually, but this was...

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