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Winter @ Ynyslas

It may be the depths of winter. It may be cold. It may we grey, damp and miserable. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun here at Ynyslas. Surf Skiing to Borth and back. Surf skiing in the waves. The first after work, sunset windsurf session of the year too. Near freezing temperatures and dark...

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Late Winter in the Garden

I don’t want to say that there are signs of Spring in the garden yet – It’s still a little early for that and it is looking quite wintry out there still but, there are some signs of late winter garden life. The birds are singing, there are blackbirds, robins and a little wren hopping around....

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Offa’s Dyke Path Run – Chirk to Llanymynech

Offa’s Dyke Vital Stats Chirk to Llanymynech Distance: 17.05 miles Elevation Gain Today: 967m Highest Elevation: 367m Time: 3:27:33 Av. Pace: 12:10mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 126bpm Max Heart Rate: 156bpm Calories: 1533 Totals to Date Total Distance: 510.01 miles Total Time: 95:32:36 Total Elevation Gain: 14722 Total Calories: 47906 Distance to go: 117 miles After my last Offa’s...

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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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